HOLMES DeanPosted: April 17th, 2015
Dean Holmes of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maxine passed away with his family at his side at St. Michaels Palliative Care on April 3, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Dean was born June 21, 1941 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. He joined the RCAF in 1961 where he was trained in electronics. Upon graduation as a radar technician, he moved to Sydney Nova Scotia. Dean and Maxine were married in 1963 and after 4 years moved back to Saskatchewan where he worked for Potash Co. of America near Saskatoon. After his first son Aaron was born, the family moved to Hay River where Dean worked for CN Telecommunications on the DEW line in the NWT. Here, his second son, Neil was born. They left after 8 years. Dean worked for AGT for 18 years in the communities of Edmonton, Red Deer, and Lloydminster. He retired in 1993 and they moved to Lethbridge in 2005. Dean’s passion was the outdoors and he had wonderful trips with friends and family, fishing, hunting and hiking. Dean and Maxine were members of Nord-Bridge Seniors Association. Dean especially liked working out in the gym and playing cards. Besides his loving wife Maxine, Dean is survived by his 2 sons Aaron and Neil Holmes of Calgary, sister Erie Vockeroth and brother Lyle Holmes. Dean was predeceased by his parents Ed and Violet Holmes, sister Ikay Hickerty and brother Merle Holmes. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully accepted at 317-10 St S. Lethbridge T1J 2M7. A family memorial service will follow at a later date. The family wishes to sincerely thank all the doctors and nurses at Chinook Hospital and St. Michaels where he received such wonderful care.