Dean, Dick

Dean, Dick "Dicky Dean the Magician"

January 22nd, 2019

After a life adventurously lived and fulfilled, Dicky Dean passed away at the Village of Glendale Crossing L.T.C., on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.  Forever loved and remembered by his wife, Marg (Randall) of 51 years. Lovingly remembered by his son, Bruce (Andrea) and his dear grandchildren, Elliot and Miles. Fondly remembered by his brother, Tom (Ruth) and their family, Rob (Melissa), Jim (Michelle), Beth (Drew). Predeceased by his parents, George and Cathie Dean. Also remembered by his students whom he inspired while teaching for the London Board of Education and the many audiences throughout Canada that he enthralled with his professional and unique magic shows. The family is sincerely grateful and would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Glendale Crossing and Dr. Andrew Whynot for their care, support and love. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, January 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dick are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex or a charity of your choice. 

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Noreen DavisTom and Ruth and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have many fond memories of Dicky and those can never be taken away. Noreen
Sheila LawrenceDear Marg, How lucky you are to have had so many good years and fantastic memories with Dick. The last few years have shown your commitment, courage and devotion Please accept my sincerest sympathy on your loss.
Georgette Hinschberger Just wanted to touch base and send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Georgette
Tom TelferSending sincere condolences. Dick always had a grand smile and a twinkle in his eye. He gave us a magical gift over many years.
Em CameronMy sincerest condolences. I miss seeing your smiling faces at Westmount Presbyterian Church. My kids and I truly enjoy the performances that Dicky shared with us. Cherish all your wonderful memories and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Elizabeth SeldonDicky Dean the Magician performed at my house on June 22, 1989 for my daughter's sixth birthday party. He was an absolute hit with the kids and adults! Many years later....approximately 2010 or 2011....he was doing a Muskoka circuit and appeared at Patterson-Kaye Lodge in Bracebridge! How fabulous to put smiles on SO many faces over SO many years! Thank you!
Doug Warford and Janet WilliamsDear Marg, Bruce and family, It is with great sadness that we learned of Dick's passing. The many years that we shared our love and companionship will serve to remind us of the friendship that grew between us. The many evenings we travelled to and from each others' houses to share our monthly dinners will remain treasured memories. Many nights on his backyard ice rink with Bruce, as well as our friendly pool games will also add to our happy memories. Rest in peace Dick, our dear friend. Love Doug and Janet
Rev. Don & Helen KeenlisideWith heartfelt sympathies to Tom and family on your loss. Praying for peace and comfort in the midst of your sorrow.
Don and Deanna BeatsonDear Marg, We were so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Thinking of you and praying for you. May God give you and your family His strength and His peace at this time. Friends forever Don and Deanna
Harry van VugtWhere have all the years gone, Tom? Sorry to read of your brother’s death. He brought smiles to the faces of many and that is a lovely legacy.
John R Schindler Tom and Ruth please pass on our heartfelt sympathy to all of Dick's family as well as yourself. We have a lot of good memories of the famous magician and his brother and his sister in law. Ormsby street and Sackville street and Chesley Avenue school bring back lots of really good memories for you and especially for Pam. Tom, your brother and yourself brought lots of smiles to people you met. Pam & John Schindler
Larry Wirtz - The Chavez Studio of MagicOur hearts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Dicky Dean was a true gentleman and fine performer who was one of the youngest to attend the Chavez Studio of Magic with Ben and Marion Chavez back in the 1950's. We are proud of his contribution's to the art of magic and sleight-of-hand as he brought great joy to the lives of many through his performances. His passing is a loss, however, the impact of his life will always be remembered.
Leanne FlemingMarg. I haven't known you for very long as I only met you and Dick at Glendale. However, even in that short time, I could see that you were devoted to each other. You made the difficult times bearable for him and brightened his days. I would like to express my condolences to your entire family and wish you all love and support in the days ahead.
Shirley McCallan and David CoxDear Tom and Ruth. We are very sorry to read of Dick's passing. We saw him and Marg perform a few times. He always made everyone smile..what a gift! We are travelling and are sorry we can't pay our respects at his funeral. Please know we are thinking of you and sending our heartfelt sympathies.
Tracy LawrenceMrs. Dean. I was so sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Sincerely Tracy (from Jazzercise..and your grade 1 student)
Joan (Bonner) WettlauferI am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Dean, my Grade 8 teacher at Sir Winston Churchill Public School. Mr. Dean was devoted, hard-working, and very creative (I remember one time he threw a snowball at the chalkboard, then simply said, "There! Now go write a story about that!"). He often performed little magic tricks for us. Mr. Dean never called me by my first name but always addressed me as "Miss Bonner". He was also a real stickler for grammar! I enjoyed being in his class very much and, 47 years later, have fond memories. Sending my deepest sympathy to the family.
Sonya SchweigerFeeling great sadness at the news of Mr. Dean’s passing and wishing to express my deepest condolences to his family. He was my Grade 8 teacher at Sir Winston Churchill and one of my most influential educators. I remember his magic tricks with ropes that he once used as a writing motivator. His written feedback was always encouraging and fostered a life long love of writing. Looking back, I feel he was ahead of his time. Kind, humorous, and magical...that is how I will choose to remember him. Oh, and a role model...as I became a teacher myself. May your memories bring love and light to you at this difficult time.
Bruce ShielsIt is with great sorrow when I heard of Mr Deans passing. As a student of his in the 6th and 7th grade at Glen Cairn elementary school,he was my most remembered teacher and inspiration. He always made me feel important. He inspired me and kept me inline and on track. I believe my going on to a very successful career was directly due to his patience and persistence with me. A great man who will truly be missed. To Marg and son Bruce please know you are all in my prayers
Kathryn PattonDear Marg, My sincere condolences. Dick and his ‘magic’ will be fondly remembered.May happy memories soon bring you comfort and joy. Hugs,Kathryn
Bob and Sharon MillerDear Marg, We are very sorry for your loss of your husband. You were together happily for so many years and will have very special memories to think about and comfort you.
Janet HarrisMarg For as long as I can remember Dick has been part of your life, a true Love Story !! Over the years you have done everything together, your careers, your travels, your admirable commitment to each other. Our family gatherings at Christmas had a "Magical" quality once you and Dick arrived. What more could a young girl wish for at Christmas...but "Magic" !! Dick will be truly missed. Love Cousin Janet
Angie JansenMy sincere sympathy to you, Marg, & your family. Sending thoughts & prayers to comfort you as you grieve your loss. Angie
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