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In Loving Memory Of

Alice Dean


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Loraine Dean on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Points West Hospice in Grande Prairie, AB at the age of 64 years.

Alice was born in Toronto, ON on June 1, 1952. She was a daughter of the late Loraine Neil and Andrew “Roy” Neil, now of St. John, NB.

Mourning their deep loss are her three children: sons Lloyd (Pilar) of Port Moody, BC, Jeffory (Kayla and her son Tristan) of La Glace, AB; and daughter Tammy (Alphonse “Fonz”) of Aspen Grove, AB. She will be truly missed by her sister Josie (Randy Pike) of Westfield, NB, special nephew Jonathan Pike (Priscilla and their son Caél) of Fort McMurray, AB, as well as several nieces, nephews and in-laws in Newfoundland.

The bright lights in her life were her four 'Sugar Bears'....her grandchildren: Kody and Kayden Short, Jack Dean, and Gage Dean. She liked nothing better than to spend time with her boys. Each boy had his own door frame where his growth was recorded annually. Her cupboards always hid a few treats that they might not have been allowed at home. Sleepovers at Grandma's were the best. 

Besides her husband and her mother, Alice was also predeceased by her parents in-law, Ethel and Willam Dean.

Following her marriage to William Dean she moved to Newfoundland, where together they raised their three children of whom they were very proud. After Will's death in 2003, Alice moved to Alberta to be nearer those children. 

At the time of her death, Alice was employed with Wapiti Gravel, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She was a scrap booker extraordinaire, ardent reader (belonging to a local book club in Aspen Grove) and shopper. In her later years, Alice did some travelling and was always ready for an adventure. She was an excellent cook and her family started anticipating her Christmas packages in November, which arrived in the mail filled with her delicious cakes, cookies, and squares. They were always received with great delight. Alice loved having her family around her table whenever their work schedules allowed for a meal.

Sheldon Jones, her best friend, will miss her smile, their chats and the hi-jinks they would occasionally get up to. Thank you, Sheldon, for being there for our Mom at the drop of a hat. We will never forget your kindness.

Alice also leaves behind her canine companion, Callie. Callie showed up on her doorstep a few years ago and, being the kind hearted person she was, Alice invited the scrawny dark furred dog in. It wasn't until after a bath that she discovered Callie's fur is white. During her illness Callie never left Alice's side.

The family wishes to thank the Home Care Nurses who visited and cared for her health needs during the past year, and Dr. Ife Obuekwe for his assistance during this most difficult time as well as the staff at Points West Hospice, especially Amy, Alyssa and Lynn. We cannot name all of the staff, but each member brought her own special gifts for which Alice was truly grateful.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2015, from 6:30-8:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

There will be a Funeral Service at a later date in Victoria, NL.

  • Alice Dean
  • Alice Dean

In Loving Memory of

Alice Dean


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Funeral Service Details

Memorial Service
Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB
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