Dean Allan Courtenay passed away suddenly with his loving wife Sheri by his side, on Thursday, May 12th, 2022. Age 62 years.

Beloved husband and best friend of Sheri Baker. Cherished “Bonus Dad” of Brook and Jamie Baker. Dean will be forever missed by his yellow lab, Bailey. Dear son of Roy Courtenay and his wife Bev, and the late Ivy. Son-in-law of Lynn Grisdale and the late Jim. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Born and raised in Birkenhead, United Kingdom, Dean was a proud Englishman. Dean made many visits to his homeland over the years, and was actively planning his next trip there. Travelling became a huge part of Dean’s life; always with Sheri by his side – and crossing the border definitely meant going to a Nascar race! Dean was an avid football (soccer) fan; if you knew Dean, you knew he was cheering for Everton. He loved being a stone mason, and took pride in his work. He loved fishing trips, camping, and snowmobiling with Sheri and good friends. Dean enjoyed playing guitar with his buddies and singing. He was a lover of life, but above all, Dean loved his family. He was an incredible partner and ‘bonus dad’ – spending time with Sheri, Brook and Jamie was Dean’s greatest joy and what he most looked forward to. For Sheri, Brook and Jamie, a piece of their heart has gone with Dean, but rest assured, Dean is already on his next adventure – surely sipping a beer and enjoying a slice of pizza!

As was Dean’s wish cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Dean’s Life will take place at the MacTier Legion on Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the MacTier Legion or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated.


Words can’t express the pure sadness I’m feeling for you losing the love of your life, Sheri, and at such a young age. My arms are around you sweet Sheri and my loving thoughts are with you and the family. ❤️💐
Deepest sympathies, Chris.

-Christine Carvalho

Dean will always be missed, he will always be remembered and spoken of for years to come.
Our deepest condolences.

-Ian & Jen McCron

Sheri, Brook and Jamie - We are thinking of you at this difficult time. You are surrounded by so many wonderful friends and family and we hope that with time you find a way to celebrate your beautiful memories with Dean. He was fortunate to have you!

-Steve, Trish Boers and Family

Sheri,Brook and Jamie, our condolences. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Barrie and Barbara Renick

-Barbara Rosch

Dean will be missed by many. He was a great guy and took away to early in life. He will always be watching down on you Sheri, Brook and Jamie.

-Judy Courtenay

Sheri, Brook & Jamie - our thoughts and deepest condolences are with you and the rest of your family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

-Paul and Heather Sulkers

Sheri, Brook and Jamie,

Please accept our sincerest sympathy and we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Patricia and David

-Patricia Rosch

Sheri, Brook and Jamie,
Our deepest condolences to you all. We were very sad to hear of Dean’s sudden passing and are thinking of you during this most difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Karen & Gary Phillips

-Karen & Gary Phillips

My deepest condolences to and your family. I knew Dean through work always remembered him to be kind hearted and always helpful.
Thinking of you in these difficult times

Carlo Tomasi

-Carlo Tomasi

Sorry we cannot be at celebration of life on Saturday. Donation sent to West Parry Sound Health Centre. Thoughts and prayers with Shari. Bob & Diann

-Bob & Diann Bell

Our condolences to you and family Sheri 🙏

-Ed Cascanette