Dean, Geoffrey Charles Lawrence

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Geoffrey Charles Lawrence Dean was taken from us without warning on Aug. 16, 2018. He was loving, thoughtful, calm and heroic until the end. A reflection of how he lived his life.

He is survived by his wife Louella and his parents Dana and Vera Dean of Castor, Ab., his father-in-law Dean Cassells of Galahad, Ab., his grandmother Lauretta Baker of Liscomb, NS; many family members; and an ever-growing circle of friends.

Geoffrey was born in Truro, NS, on Jan. 15, 1985. As part of a military family, he relocated from Bible Hill to Dartmouth, NS, then to Oromocto, NB, Chilliwack, BC, and finally to Windsor, Ont. where he graduated from Riverside High School in 2003.

He was an accomplished pianist who began playing Sunday services at a young age. He had the opportunity to work as the organist at St. Paul’s Church and later at Canterbury College at the University of Windsor.

In 2011, he moved to Edgerton, Ab. to be close to his parents.

He managed the Mobile Shop in Lloydminster where he continued to demonstrate his knack for technology, interpersonal skills and leadership.

Two months after relocating to Alberta, he met Louella and the two were soon inseparable. In June of 2012, Geoff moved to Castor and began working at F.C. Hunt Agencies where he put all his skills to use.

Geoff was a great people person who would bring his cheerful personality along with patience and a great sense of humour to every task.

Geoff and Louella were married on July 5, 2014 in a uniquely beautiful outdoor wedding at the Battle River Crossing Resort in Galahad. Ab. Then it was “onward to adventure.”

Together they sang in choirs, completed home renovations, joined the mixed curling league and went on endless camping and golf adventures across Alberta.

The two of them also set aside time out of their busy schedules to start travelling the world: Scotland, Croatia and Venice were crossed off the bucket list.

Geoff was also an active member of the Castor community. He was a member of the Elks, Masonic Lodge, Golf Club, Curling Club, Trap Club and most recently the Hospital Auxiliary Board.

Time is our most precious gift because we only have a set amount of it. Geoff was kind and generous giving his time so freely to others.

We carry Geoffrey in our hearts when we follow the example he set.

Why wait when you could do it now. And do it with a smile.

Funeral services were held the at Castor Community Hall on Tues. Aug. 28, 2018, with Rev. Jope Langejans officiating. Several friends and family gave loving tributes.

Donations will be gratefully accepted Canadian Diabetes, Castor Cemetery or to a charity of your own choice.

Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-882-3141, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

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