Harry Littlewood Dean
1918 – 2012
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Harry L. Dean at the Drew Nursing Home on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the age of 94.
He was the son of the late Harry and Betty (Ferguson) Dean.
Survived by his wife, Norma (Crosby) Dean; sons, Charles (Francine), Newburne, NS, and Harry Jr., Calgary. Predeceased by his brother Maurice Dean and a sister Beatrice Harrington from Halifax, and several nieces and nephews.
Harry was educated at the old Halifax County Academy and then at the Maritime Academy of Music and Dalhousie University.
His Father was a professor of music at Dalhousie and Harry studied under him, both organ and piano. He gained distinction at organ playing but was unable to attend Royal College of Music in London because of the War.
He spent five years of war service in the RCAF. He also spent five years employed with Johnson Smith & Co. Chartered Accountants before moving to Kentville, N.S., where he was Chief Accountant and Treasurer for the United Fruit Co. of NS Ltd.
While there Harry was also organist of St. Paul and St. Stephen for four and a half years. In 1957 he went to Enterprise Foundry Co. in Sackville working for 26 years as Comptroller and later Vice President of Finance.
Volunteer work included Deputy Mayor of Kentville’s Town Council and School-Board for three years, and Returning Officer for the 1980 and 1984 NB Provincial Elections.
He was a passionate reader and a classical music aficionado. He loved nature and the outdoors and made many visits to his cottage at Scott's Bay, N.S. He was a dog fancier. In his retirement, he and Norma enjoyed trips to relatives in England, the Canadian west and visits with their son in Calgary.
He will be sorely missed by his family, neighbours and friends.
At the request of the deceased there will be a private graveside service at a later date.
His family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville for the excellent care Harry received during his residency.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.