William Thomas Deane

21 septiembre , 19307 septiembre , 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.


  • Service of Remembrance (Private)

    lunes, 27 septiembre , 2021


William Thomas Deane


diane and puk

27 septiembre , 2021

Bill Deane to sum it all up was just a beautiful human being.. intelligent, friendly, compassionate, funny (he always thought).... I miss our breakfast coffees solving government issues and politics.. and of course the and Mary will always be in my heart and I will always miss you both ... you were a true gentleman...

Kevin Chadwick

16 septiembre , 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.