Daniel (Dan) Dean

DEAN Daniel - Dan was born in Dean Settlement, Nova Scotia on November 20, 1947 in his Grandmothers’ house. On June 1, 2022, he was lifted on the wings of the angels to rest in the arms of his creator and his Saviour.
Death had been expected and Dan was fortunate to have his wife, his three children and his sister-in-law by his side for weeks before he died.
Dan is survived by his best friend and wife of 52 years, Christine (O’Regan), and his children whom he treasured: his daughters Lori Dean and her husband Gary Hartman of Mount Carmel, Leanne Dean and her fiancée Ross McDougall of Belleville and son Danny Dean of Windsor; his grandchildren Donovan Dean, Tyler
Hartman and Julia Hartman and two great grandsons, Dustin Dean and Anakin Hartman. Brother-in-law to Denis O’Regan of Princeton and Sister-in-law Maureen Gould of Woodstock.
Dan is also survived by his Mother Minnie Dean (nee Geddes) of Woodstock, sister Linda Dean (John) of Woodstock, brother Stewart Dean (Gail) Woodstock and several nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins in Nova Scotia, Woodstock, Sudbury, Ottawa, Burlington and Calgary. Dan was predeceased by his father, Charlie Dean.
Dan was an ordained minister of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and served in his capacity as Deacon at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Elliot lake ministering to the spiritual needs of parishioners at St Joseph’s General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Manor, Huron Lodge and Hillside Park.
Dan was a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist, a Registered Microbiology Technologist and a Registered Cytology Technologist. His career began at the Woodstock General Hospital in 1971. In 1981 he became the Manager of Bio- Science Laboratory in Windsor. In 2001, Dan semi- retired and moved with
Christine to Elliot Lake where he finished his career reading cytology smears for Gamma- Dynacare Laboratories. Dan was very involved in his Church, The Knights of Columbus and his community serving on several Boards, associations and committees in various positions in these cities.
Rest in Peace my Love, dear Dad (daddy), Papa, Poppie, son, and brother.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Paroisse Ste. Bernadette Church, Elliot lake on Sunday June 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Mass of Ressurection will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 11:00 am from Ste. Bernadette’s Parish, Elliot Lake and masking is required on both dates
In Dan’s memory, donations may be made to SJGH Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Burial at a later date in Woodlands Cemetery, Elliot Lake.

Condolences left by others

Claudette Ladouceur

Dear Christine & family, checking Elliot Lake obit, see that dear face Dan, so sorry for your loss. Great man. Love Claudette.

Victoria and Rory McEvoy

Rest in Peace Dan.

God has called you Home far too soon for us all.

Christine - you are in our thoughts and prayers - especially at this very sad time.

God Bless!


Mary Ann Wahby (Jeffrey )

To Chris and your family
My heartfelt condolences of Dan I worked directly with Dan for 15 years at Bio Science I have very fond memories of my second family at Bio Science which Dan was a big part of. I loved and respected him and will cherish those years long ago Peace be with you all for a life well lived
Mary Ann

Mark and Margaret Sutherland

Lori,Gary and family,we want to express our deepest condolences. Losing a parent is so difficult. Please know that we are here for you.

Rita Hogan

Sincere condolences to Christine and family. Don and I always enjoyed visiting with you and Dan when you came to Gary & Lori’s. He will certainly be missed.

Frances and Brian Lawson

Shocked!! We will miss contact with a super guy, but will NOT forget Dan or family. Brian and Frances Lawson

Mike and Louise Marcella

We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. We were saddened to hear that he left us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please call us.

Stan & Lynne Burke

Sending Thoughts and Prayers to Chris and Family on Dan’s Passing. So many great memories of our times together.

Clement Charest

Sharing in your sadness as we remember Dan,
he was a good friend as a knight

Roberta Schwalm Montpetit

Diane, please accept out deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Dan. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.


Pete and Laura Heyu

Lori, Gary, and family,
You are in our thoughts. Our deepest condolences mixed with lots of love and support.

Tony and Myrna Mercier

Christine and family.....Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Dan. He was a wonderful gentleman who gave so willingly of himself in his service to others. Especially as our devoted Deacon . It was truly our pleasure to have known Dan all these years. Rest in peace our friend.
Treasure the memories Chris. Love Tony and Myrna

Flora Di Genova

I am so saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. Sorry I will not be able to be there on Monday but now that I am thinking of you Christine and your family during this difficult time.
Sending my thoughts and prayers,

John lunny

My heartfelt condolences to Chris and family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Holly Destun

Spencer and I am so sorry for your loss. We hope the good memories you have of Dan will help you in the days ahead.

Sandra and Darryl McCann

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you! XO!

Eric Gray

Rest in peace Dan!

Our condolences to the Dean family in this time of sadness.
Eric Gray and family

Matt & Heather Mayer

Dear Chris-our sincere sympathies to you and the entire Dean family during this very sad time.