William Thomas Deane

21 September, 19307 September, 2021

WILLIAM THOMAS DEANE It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Deane, on September 7, 2021, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 64 years of the late Mary (2020), and loving father of Howard (Fran) and Susan (Paul). Bill was the proud Grandpa to Matthew, Thomas, Michael, Jennifer, and Zach, son of the late John and Hester Deane, and is predeceased by brother Robert and sister Hester.

Bill was a kind and self-effacing man, incredibly quick witted, and knowledgeable on almost any subject. He had a wealth of patience, and, so often, a story to tell. He travelled the world during his career, spending extended periods of time in remote and exotic locations, the subject of many of his adventure stories. He enjoyed playing tennis and racquet ball with friends in years gone by and, more recently, polishing off a cryptic crossword or ‘getting together with the Johns’.

A memorial service with immediate family members is planned. In lieu of flowers, those who so wish may make a memorial donation to the charity of their choice.


27 September

Service of Remembrance (Private)

11:00 am

Kane Jerrett Funeral Home


6191 Yonge Street
North York, Ontario


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Kevin Chadwick

16 September 2021

I first met Bill in 1969 as a young, stray immigrant from the UK who had been recruited by Litton Systems Ltd to work in Rexdale on the naval CCS-280 project. Bill was a rock to me as I had to learn a new culture and fit in a new work place. whilst hunting for a place to live and become mobile. His help over many years was incalculable. A better person than Bill I have yet to meet. We became "telephone friends" a few years ago and had many reminiscences of our work together at Litton's and we were planning to meet at a halfway house between Toronto and Ottawa this year. Sadly it was not to be. I will miss him greatly.

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