Dean Murray Couse

Passed 05/10/2023


Obituary For Dean Murray Couse

Age, 84, of Fletchers Lake passed away at home on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.

Dean was the only child of Jack Couse and Lois Hockin. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon (Withers) and fur baby Sasha, step-brother Robert (Patrice) Hockin, step-sister Helen Andrews and Step-sister June (John) Casley all of Summerside, PEI. He is also survived by cousin, Heather (Jim) Park of Waterloo, ON, sister-in-law Susan (Glenn) Sponagle, brothers-in-law Wayne, (Marie) Withers, Gary (Shirley) Withers, Allan (Bernadette) Withers and special niece Tracy (Mike) Stewart.

Dean was predeceased by his father, Jack Couse, New Jersey and mother and step-father Lois and Reg Hockin of Summerside, PE, sister-in-law Norma (Weldon) Simpson and mother-in-law, Charlotte Withers.

Deans entire career was spent in the Automotive Industry. He retired as manager of Briteway. After retirement, he was fortunate to have the best job he ever had, that was working for Stock Transportation and STC, transporting the children to and from school.

He was an avid gardener and an avid golfer until his health deteriorated. Dean was a past member for many years of Oakfield Golf and Country Club, past member of the Waverly Legion.

Dean was the founder and past president of the Nova Scotia Wildfowl Carvers Association and also won many national awards for his carvings.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place, there will be no service. Burial will take place at a later date.

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  • 05/22/2023

    -Dear Sharon , I have just learned of Dean's passing . He was a valued member of our Golfing group at Oakfield and participated with energy and positivity . Please accept my sincere sympathy and also to your Extended family and friends . Richard Howard .

  • 05/19/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a great friend. He was wonderful to work with and provided great comic relief with his stories, on a daily basis. Fond memories.

  • 05/17/2023

    We were so sorry to hear the passing of Dean. We have found memories of Dean always having fun with the kids when picking them up for school. Dean was my favourite bus driver! He knew how to make them behave but also have fun. Most of all the kids had tremendous respect for him. Then one day, the PTA thought we should have Dean do another job at Breakfast with Santa for Holland Road School! He was always up for the challenge! We send our love to you Sharon. Dean was a great man! The Clarke's (Joanne, Tim, Brooke and Ryan)

  • 05/17/2023

    Sharon, sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a long term husband but time will heal. Treasure the memories. Love, Sandra Carr

  • 05/17/2023

    So sorry to hear the news of Dean's passing. I will always remember our many golf matches of which he won more than his share. Del Knox

  • 05/16/2023

    Sharon so sorry to hear about the loss of Dean. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Hugs.

  • 05/16/2023

    Jim and I are so sad to hear about Dean's death. He was a lovely man: so kind, generous, and welcoming. I am proud that he was my cousin and grateful for the time we had together.

  • 05/16/2023

    Sharon, We were saddened to have heard of the death of your beloved husband, Dean. May it help to know others are thinking of you and sharing in your sadness. With our sympathy for this loss in your life. Don and Dorothy Lutz

  • 05/16/2023

    Hello Sharon... I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a real shock to lose your husband with no warning. My hubby, Ken, was acquainted with Dean - maybe through chatting about hunting and fishing? Take care, Cheryl Boutilier

  • 05/16/2023

    Sharon, We were deeply saddened to hear of Dean's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Dean was a caring and dedicated school bus driver whose unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the children was admirable and truly made a difference in our community. Dean will be remembered for his genuine concern for every student who stepped onto his bus. His legacy will live on in our hearts and may you find solace in the knowledge that Dean made a significant impact on the lives of countless children within the community. With deepest sympathy, Carol and Brian Sykes

  • 05/16/2023

    Sending heartfelt condolences to you Sharon . Love Lynn (Reeves)

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    So sorry for your loss. Wendy Paquette

  • 05/16/2023

    Sympathies Sharon

  • 05/16/2023

    So very sorry to read the death of Dean it was a shock to read this. I used to see Dean walking his dog along Hwy. 2 in Fall River a few years ago, he loved his dog. Sorry for your loss Sharon. Annetta Cripps

  • 05/16/2023

    Condolences to you, Sharon. We were very sorry to read of your husband Dean passing away. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care. Dorothy and Lorne Swift.

  • 05/16/2023

    good bye dean, i worked for him at bob macdonalds in back of the speed shop in the 70's, at AUTO BEAUTY SPECIALTIES, doing the cleaning and detailing of new and used cars. there were hard times back then. but we all managed to get thru them. that was one of my first jobs after getting married. so long old friend, may you woods buggy in the great beyond.

  • 05/16/2023

    I registered Dean at Cobequid all the time, loved seeing him...I don't think I ever saw him without a mask but I would recognize those eyes each time he was at my desk. My condolences to Sharon and family. I will miss seeing him..

  • 05/16/2023

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good man and had a heat of gold. Dean made the best red pepper jelly! He will be missed.


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