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.
Getting word of Dean’s passing leaves me saddened. He was one of us rascals at A.G.T. MOBILE during those rock n roll days when fun “was the necessary ingredient ” to do quality work regardless of the time of day or what had to be done. Dean always left a situation better than he found it. Remembering Dean also makes me smile especially when we compared Dad Stories of taking our boys to those super early hockey games and talking of stuff our boys did…forever I will recall his “top dad story” of the cold cold morning driving the boys to hockey and there was a massive explosion inside the dash of his vehicle. …..I quote “Lloyd is a long way from a war zone but it seemed like some one planted a grenade. …I lost my hearing there was ‘RED SHRAPNEL’ flying everywhere ” …cause of explosion. …an overheated lighter that had fallen into the heat / defroster vent…Rest in Peace my good friend…I will always remember you with a smile..
Maxine, Aaron & Neil,
I just heard about Dean’s passing from Millie and we wanted to send our deepest sympathies to all of you. How time flies. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we all worked together. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Please take care. Sheila & Jerry