Posted: October 28th, 2016


It is with heartfelt sadness the family of Dean Cofell announces his passing on the morning of Monday, October 24, 2016 after suffering a stroke.

He is survived by his beloved wife Fran (nee Dolphin) of Lethbridge, his children; Louise (Greg) Forsyth of De Winton, Ross (Jenny) Cofell of Lethbridge, and Neil (Brenda) Cofell of Twin Butte. Dean leaves behind his four granddaughters; Alexa, Lauren, Bailey and Grace, as well as three great-grandsons; Hudson, Sawyer and William, and one great-granddaughter; Georgia. He is also survived by many cousins of the Barr family in Alberta, British Columbia, and several U.S. states.

Dean was predeceased by his father Lem in 1963, his mother Bertha in 1975 and his brother Ira in 1980.

Dean’s father, Lem Cofell, was a pioneer settler from Tilbury, Ontario, homesteading near Fort Macleod in 1908. He married Bertha Barr, June 3, 1914. Two sons were born to them; Ira, February 1, 1916, and Dean, May 11, 1927.

Dean had a successful career with the Alberta Wheat Pool from 1952 until retirement in 1990. Following retirement, he owned and operated Apex Handyman Services. He was busy painting, repairing and providing general upkeep for homeowners in the Lethbridge and Coaldale areas.

A family memorial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by STARS Air Ambulance Foundation, Box 570 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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  1. Harley Richards says:

    My parents Tom and Margaret Richards and the rest of our family were very sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. We have fond memories of his days managing the elevator near our farm at Tempest, and remember his cheerful personality. Our sincere condolences to Fran, Louise, Ross, Neil and members of Dean’s extended family.

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