Stanley Deans

06/03/1933 - 22/08/2020

DEANS – Stanley James
6/3/1933 – 22/8/2020
Beloved husband of Caroline
Much loved father and father-in-law of Michelle and Peter, Nigel and Leanne, Averill and Brad.
Adored grandfather of Alexandra, Max, Hannah, Tom, Jack and Matilda.

The funerals service for Stan will be held on Thursday (August 27) at 11am AEST.

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Private Venue
Web Streaming available at commencement of service East Geelong
27/08/2020 @ 11:00
Martin Monk
2020-08-24 06:01:16
Dear Carol and family, I was saddened to hear that Stan has passed away and yet, so pleased that I was able to speak to him at the Rotary World President's dinner in Ballarat last year together with other RC Warracknabeal members past and present. When I joined Rotary way back in 1979 Stan was a mentor and before long a friend. I remember fondly our time in Rotary together and our shared experiences. Who can forget the gorgeous Bertine and that Rotary 4WD trip to Mt Cole and the overnight camp at your Beaufort farm amongst many. Vaun and I send our love to you all at this difficult time. Martin xx
Ross Taylor
2020-08-25 02:43:51
Our sincere condolences, Caroline, in your sad loss. Stan was a wonderful man and an outstanding Rotarian.
Kay Bright
2020-08-25 03:16:58
Dear Aunty Carol and Family, Sending lots of love and sympathy over the very sad loss of Uncle Stan. Uncle Stan was an exemplary family and Community man. His long service commitment to Rotary was commendable. Uncle Stan always greeted us with a welcoming smile and hug. We will miss you.R.I.P Kay (nee Deans) and Geoff Bright and families.xxoo
Lesley Heritage
2020-08-25 06:03:41
My thoughts and best wishes are with Carol and all the family at this very sad time. It was a true pleasure knowing Stan who was one of life's true gentleman.
Sheryl Balzan
2020-08-25 09:11:16
Uncle Stan, I'll never forget the chats we had and the very special things we did. Your love and support is something I'll always be grateful for. Reunited with my father Ivan (dec) Brothers together again after 62 years Deepest sympathy to Aunty Carol Michelle, Nigel, Averill and families Love Sheryl (Deans) Peter, Patrick and Hamish Balzan.
Barrie Smith
2020-08-26 07:34:34
So lucky to have been able to enjoy the friendship of Stan for some 70 years. Starting with the fun filled carefree days at the Ballarat School of Mines which was followed by many memorable times over the years. A journey to Wellington on the Wangenella followed by a tour around the South Island was important.. When we reached Christchurch Stan decided to stay for a little while,-then much longer. Stan’s best decision ever. Carol and Stan have been a fantastic team and have enjoyed assisting in the development of their children and grandchildren. Our love and sympathy to Carol and all the family. Barrie and Judy Smith
Kerry McGeehan
2020-08-26 22:59:15
To all the Deans family and Stan’s grandchildren our thoughts are with you, much kindness and love to you all, Kerry, Peter and family xx
John Tonkin
2020-08-26 23:34:02
Heartfelt Condolences to Carol, Michelle, Nigel, Averill and families. From 1975 I knew Stan through photography, the Warracknabeal High School, on the farm and in Rotary. Always energetic, passionate about people, principles and causes; Stan led by example, rolled up his sleeves and just got involved. A visionary, he still made time to assist and advise and his mentorship to me as a young Rotarian was unstinting. My abiding memory is of Stan overseeing the Shearing demonstration at the April 2019 Warracknabeal Rotary 'Paddock to Plate', where his love of the Sheep Industry, people and Rotary co-joined. He was in his element! Ian Fletcher also sends his condolences. John (and Julia) Tonkin
elizabeth cowden
2020-08-26 23:51:13
My Sincere condolences to you Carol & Family.
Brendan Holland
2020-08-27 00:06:33
Sincere condolences to all of Stan's family from members of the Rotaract Club of Barwon. Stan was always very welcoming and encouraging towards us in all our club activities over the years. We have fond memories of energetic and enthusiastic discussions and stories with Stan.
2020-08-27 00:10:07
you have our deepest, sincerest sympathy. Jim Salce, Jenny and Sash and everyone from EA Salce
2020-08-27 00:14:10
2020-08-27 00:15:59
I have lost a friend and a mentor. deepest condolences Jim Salce
Colwyn & Pauline Parker
2020-08-27 00:24:15
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our dear friend Stan today. Our family is thinking of your family at this time and send our love. We were blessed, to have this great Man and his family in our lives.
Carol Hutchings
2020-08-27 00:32:49
Thinking of you all. Will miss Stan dropping in.
Rod and Kaye Thomson
2020-08-27 00:44:29
With deepest sympathy to Stan's family. We're sorry for your loss. Thankyou for giving us the opportunity to view the service.
Nubar Ghazarian
2020-08-27 00:53:43
Our deepest sympathies for your loss Carol and the lovely Deans family Nubar & Ann
Bev Doepel
2020-08-27 00:56:50
Dear Carol, Michelle, Peter, Nigel, Leanne, Averill, Brad, and families. While we cannot be with you in this sad time, you are in our thoughts and we send our love. Stan kept in regular contact with mum and she really enjoyed her last talk with Stan. They finished the call with “I love you” Lots of love from Bev. Steve, Anne and family
2020-08-27 00:56:52
Our deepest sympathies to Carol and extended family on the passing of Stan
Tracy Joyce
2020-08-27 00:56:54
Deepest condolences go to the extended Deans family with the loss of their beloved Stan. Thinking of you all with love, Tracy, Paul, Jenna and Ashlyn. Xxxx
Catherine Adriaans
2020-08-27 00:57:57
Farewell to one of life's true gentlemen. Stan, your friendship and humour will be missed always. To Carol, Averill and entire Deans Family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love always X
Penny Pavlou
2020-08-27 01:02:23
Dear Nigel, Leanne, Hannah and Tom. My condolences on the passing of Stanley. Sending you all much love and hugs. May he Rest In Peace. Penny x💗
Jiwan Mohan
2020-08-27 01:05:06
Very sad to hear of Stan’s passing. He will be well remembered as a legend in the Grain industry. Our deepest Condolences to the Family. Jiwan Mohan
Nic Pav
2020-08-27 01:12:01
Sad news. Stan was a great man who lived a great full life. Condolences to Caroline, Nigel and Leanne, Michelle and Peter and Averill and Brad and to all the grandkids. Rest In Peace. From The Pavs
Shelley Joyce
2020-08-27 01:12:19
We are very sad to hear of Stans passing. All of our love, Shelley Ben Mya and Rahni
Ann Fleming
2020-08-27 01:22:16
Thinking of you all, Michelle, Alex, Max and all the Deans family on this sad day. Michelle, the love you wrapped around your dad in these last few months would have been precious to him. Take comfort in that gift over the sad months ahead. All my love Ann xx
Robyn Campbell
2020-08-27 02:00:26
What a beautiful service. Carol and family Stan will be missed by so many people. His was a life truly lived and he was loved by so many. Rest in peace Stan.
Dick Bunting
2020-08-27 02:19:19
A beautiful service with a great message. He was a great friend and my life is all the better for knowing him. God bless the family.
Amy Elsom
2020-08-27 02:24:24
Thoughts with Stans family xx
Peter Martin
2020-08-27 02:27:57
Fond memories of Stan at home,on the farm,in the office and at Rotary. Sincere condolences to all family members .Peter Bronwyn & Muriel Martin Brim
Jean Wise
2020-08-27 02:30:09
My thoughts are with you Carol and all your family. Sharing your memories on this sad day of farewell brought back many memories of when I first met you and Stan when we moved to Warracknabeal and the warmth, friendship and support that Stan and yourself gave me over the many years will live on in my memory forever. Thank you for the opportunity to attend this beautiful service that truly reflected Stan and his life's journey. Rest in peace Stan.
Sam and Ken Hewitt
2020-08-27 02:31:33
Our thoughts are with all of the Deans family at this time. So glad we got to see Stan and have a good yarn twice in the last year. He had a great life, a great love, and a wonderful family and you have all done him proud today. Love to you all. Sam and Ken xoxo
Warren Norton
2020-08-27 02:37:15
It has been such a privilege to have known Stan. A truly great man who achieved much and helped others to achieve as well. I will always be grateful for the time I spent with Stan at Rotary. He was always knowledgeable and prepared to share his knowledge and time. Carol must have been a great supporter. A beautiful couple.
Sandy Jones
2020-08-27 02:39:07
What an amazingly rich life Stan lived. A great adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit, a curious mind, a delightful sense of fun, and a generous, servant heart. Thank you for enabling us to glimpse him through your eyes. Michelle, my deepest condolences to you and your family as you grieve. In the rawness of your loss, may you know a sense of comfort in the thankfulness stirred as stories and memories of knowing and loving this special man continue to flow. It was such a lovely honouring today. xo
Michael Tempone & Debbie Hsieh
2020-08-27 16:46:36
Our sincerest condolences & love to Carol & to Stan's entire family. Stan was our dearest colleague, friend & much loved. An amazing pillar of strength, a true example of leadership in all things that matter in life - respect, integrity, trust, kind, warmth & affection for all around him.......we have had some great times and already sadly missed. It has been a privilege to have known Stan & an honour to participate in his beautiful ceremony today. His family has been blessed. We will miss his brilliant stories, the humour & his wonderful smile that always greeted us. Stan, you are forever young.
In Loving Memory
Ruth & Fred Walter
Lesley Heritage
elizabeth cowden
Bev Doepel
Nubar Ghazarian
Michael Nolan
Marg Tomlins
Cheryl Morrow & family