Robert ‘Dean’ Rose passed away peacefully at home, on September 12th, 2017, holding hands with his loving wife Donna. Loving son of Barbara and the late Eugene Rose, beloved brother to Dale, Duane & Michelle, and the late David Rose, dear son-in law to Leo& Fran Arts, adored brother-in-law to Helen & Larry Smith, Leona & Scoop Williams, Deb Arts and Roxanne & John Riddell. Favourite Uncle to Becky, Brandon, Josh, Ben & Christopher Cotter, Melissa, Will, Owen & Charlotte Murphy, Luke and Christian Rose, Michael, Jossi, Ayden & Alyssa Smith, Melissa, Bob, William & Scarlett Hooey, Meaghan & Josh Black, Lee & Cayden Smith, Ashley & Jace Gordon and Abby & Ben Riddell, and special sis Darlene Phillips.
Hunka Dean, Sammy and Deano, as he was referred to by many, loved golfing, boating, family vacations, singing, drumming, and everything Jamaican. He was a born entertainer. Dean’s outgoing, charismatic personality attracted everyone to him. Dean was a successful Financial Planner who worked diligently on behalf of his many clients.
Special thanks to his caregivers, especially Dr. Stacy Hubay from GRRCC and Agnes from CCAC, whose care and kindness greatly impacted his journey.
Please join us on October 7th at 2pm in the Bingemans Ballroom- 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener to celebrate the life of this wonderful man. Celebration dedication will begin promptly at 2pm followed by a reception.
We will be sharing our favorite memories and music that Dean so loved. Dean lived his life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by so many. Dean was most definitely one of a kind and had the ability to touch everyone he met leaving a lasting impression.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation – Team Leo (Sarnia), which Dean has actively supported for many years.