The Family of “Deano” (Dean Purdy) of Alder Flats, Alberta, announces his unexpected passing at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the age of 62 years.

Deano was born in Calgary and grew up in Hillhurst, a northwest area of the city. In 1972 when he was in his early teens, Deano moved with his family to Rimbey where he graduated from the Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School in 1977. Deano worked on the family farm for years, later entering the construction and concrete field with his close friends, working all around the Rimbey area. In 2005 he met Kathy, in 2006 he moved to Vegreville for a short time, and in 2008 Deano and Kathy settled in Alder Flats. He really enjoyed the acreage at Alder Flats, putting his green thumb to work to produce the most amazing gardens! Deano grew everything imaginable. His last endeavour was working for the Wetaskiwin School Board as custodian, following in his father’s footsteps. Deano was always available to lend a helping hand to others, caring greatly for his friends and relatives. He loved riding his motorcycle, and as you can see by looking at the attached photo, he also loved 4x4ing … and mud!

Deano leaves behind his loving family: his companion, Kathy Sarson and her family; and two brothers, Dana Purdy and his wife, Angie of Adelaide, Australia and their daughter, Raechelle; and Dave Purdy of Blackfalds. He also leaves behind many other close relatives, and a wide circle of cherished friends. Deano never had any children or grandchildren of his own, but treated Kathy’s children and grandchildren as if they were his very own. He was predeceased by his father, Jack in 2003; and his mother, Thelma in 2010.

Deano was laid to rest in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in his memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca

Cremation Arrangements for the Late “Deano” (Dean Purdy) entrusted to the care of