Dean passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on July 2, 2020. He was a proud graduate of Carleton University. After graduating from Carleton, he went on to study law at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, which he graduated from in1967. Dean received his call to the Bar in Ontario in 1969. Soon after his call to the bar, Dean moved to Orangeville, Ontario with his wife, Jean, to begin practising law. When he moved to Orangeville Dean began practicing at the firm that would go on to bear his name, Evans, Adams and Hamlyn.
In 1973, Dean was appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Courts (Family Division) sitting in Ottawa, Ontario. Following his appointment Dean went on to become a Senior Regional Judge in Eastern Ontario. After serving as a Senior Regional Judge Dean was appointed a Judge of the Tax Court of Canada. Dean presided as a Tax Court Judge from the date of his appointment in 1990 until he retired from the Tax Court Bench in 2003.
Dean believed deeply in civic duty, a belief that he shared with his wife and passed on to his children. Despite all of his professional achievements, Dean considered his greatest achievement to be his role as a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.
Dean is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean (Stinson), his daughters Melinda (Martin) West and Tory (Robert) Hamlyn-Shawyer as well as his grandchildren, Kathleen Shawyer and Andrew Shawyer. In addition to his immediate family Dean is survived by his brother-in-law David (Jean) Stinson and Sister-in-law Janet (Alton) Whitehorne.
At the request of the family there will be no service at this time. A gathering to Celebrate Dean’s life will be announced at a later date.