Cpl Robert Eldon "Bob" Dean (Ret'd)

    • Cpl Robert Eldon "Bob" Dean (Ret'd)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Robert Eldon “Bob” Dean (Ret’d) peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, ON on 30 March 2003 in his 85th year.

    Bob was born in Toronto ON.  He was a WW II veteran who served with the Prince of Wales Rangers (Militia) from 1939 to July 1942.  He then joined the Active Force in 1942 and served overseas until August 1945 with the 6th Canadian Division with the Royal Canadian Signals Corps.

    After the war, Bob rejoined the Army with the Royal Canadian Engineers and served with 1 Field Engineer Regiment and 2 Field Squadron in Vedder Crossing BC, before transferring to the Army Survey Establishment in 1957.  He trained as a multiplex operator, photogrammetrist and map compiler.  Bob took his release from the Canadian Forces in 1966 but rejoined the Army Survey Establishment as a civilian where he worked on quality control and as a Cartography Compiler and where he received a Suggestion Award on “redrawing points to be used on plastic”.  He took his final retirement in 1982 and moved to Toronto.

    Visitation will be at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean ON on 1 April.  Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on 2 April with interment at Capital Memorial Gardens, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.  Donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Hard of Hearing Society.  {gdJul2016kh}