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Dean Edward (Spotty) Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, Dean Edward (Spotty) - With heavy hearts, we announce that Dean Edward Spotswood (Spotty) passed away February 1st, 2019, at the age of forty-nine, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer and lung disease. Dean passed away peacefully surrounded with love by his parents, Judy and Bob Spotswood, his wife Tania and his three girls; Carlee, Kendall, and Katie, and extended family members. Dean had a lifelong passion for curling and golfing as he was a member of the Twin Stacks Golf Course and Coniston Curling Club. Dean was an avid hunter and president of the Birch Ridge Hunt Club on Manitoulin Island, with his buddies who he considered and loved as brothers. Dean enjoyed many years at the hunt camp alongside his best friends, hunting, and singing his infamous “I’ve Been Everywhere Man”. Dean valued family; loved his parents dearly, and had a special place for his Grandma Vera, Aunts and Uncles; Beverly Brassard (Bill Bedford), Gary Leclair (Joan), Sandra Gervais (predeceased), Dorothy Lock (Bob), Ken Spotswood (Carol, predeceased), cousins, in-laws; Denis Mariotti (Muriel), sister in-law, Adele Collins (Rick) and brother in-law Dino Mariotti (Len Brewer). He will also be sadly missed by his best friend Bella, “Fluffy”. Dean was an exceptional athlete and enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, along with successfully completing the Boston Marathon twice, several triathlons and multiple marathons. Dean brought joy to everyone’s life with his quick wit and contagious happiness. As a loving family, we will carry Dean’s unique characteristics with us. We are grateful for the staff at the HSN, Ottawa General and Heart Institute along with the Toronto General Hospital for their dedication and effort. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s the Apostle Church in Coniston on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. Family and friends are welcomed to gather at the church after 10:30am. A Celebration of Dean’s life will follow the service at the Colonial Inn in Coniston. In memory of Dean, please register as a donor as it gives hope to families. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dean’s memory to The Canadian Stem Cell Foundation. At this time the family would like to thank all our family and friends for their on-going support and prayers over the past two years.13324829
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Posted by Ronald Henderson (Friend) On Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Dean and our families spent a lot of time together. The most memorable was a 3 week adventure to the Maratimes our families journeyed together. Dean was young, around 7 I think . Dean and I talked about that trip in adult life whenever we would see each other. Amazing time...amazing memories. I am saddened upon belief about his passing. He was a great person , a great friend.

Rest In Peace my friend. I will see you on the other side one day.

Our deepest sympathy
Posted by Brian And Sandra Marynuk (Friend) On Monday, February 11, 2019
Bob, Judy and family

So sorry for your loss.....

our deepest sympathy
Posted by Linda,Frank Battistelli (friends) On Saturday, February 9, 2019
Bob, Judy/ Frank and I are deeply sorry!
Posted by Roch and Diane Berube (Friends) On Saturday, February 9, 2019
Dear Bob And Judy,

So sad to hear of Dean's passing. Our taughs and prayers are with you !

A kind soul to be missed by all
Posted by Rob and Nancy Villeneuve & family (Friends/neighbours st camp) On Friday, February 8, 2019
Tania and family, we are heartbroken to hear the news of Dean’s passing. We are blessed to have met at camp on lake Mindemoya, greatest neighbours, Dean was a kind, generous, fun, loving soul. He truly did have a sense of wit and would offer a kind hand in need. His love for his family and friends was so evident. We feel privileged to have met him even though it was for a short time of two camping seasons. Gone too soon and he will be missed, sincere condolences xoxo

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