Donald Peter Deans
Obituary for Donald Peter Deans
Donald Peter Deans, 74, passed away on January 16, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Donald Deans was born on March 22, 1944 in Toronto, ON to the late Alexander M. Deans and Clara S. Deans.
He is predeceased by his nephew Graham Yewman
He leaves behind to cherish his memories; partner Cecil Kirby, sisters Audrey Kemp (Tom Kemp), and Muriel Yewman, nephew Jay Kemp (Janine Kemp), niece Lori Kemp-Martel (Ben Martel), great- nephews, and many other family and friends.
Donald served as a Sgt. Crew Chief Firefighter in the National Defense Reserve Force. He served his country in Israel, Germany, and throughout Canada for 25 years where he earned numerous awards and medals.
As a firefighter he worked under some of the most dangerous conditions imaginable, risking his life to save other people without a second thought. An avid Maple Leafs fan, he enjoyed hockey, being with family and friends, telling stories of his amazing past experiences, and loving life.
He will be greatly missed by all family, friends, and crew members that have fond memories of the kind, loving soul he was.
Cremation took place on January 18th, 2019 at Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors.
There will be a Celebration of Life in June 2019 in Collingwood, Ontario. Further details to come.
Online condolences at www.donaldkwalker.ca
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