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Herbert "Dean" Franklin

Born: Sat., May 21, 1932
Died: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Location: Donalda Community Hall

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Dean is survived by his loving family: wife of 59 years, Tina; son Herb (Lisa), daughters: Irene, Marilyn (Tom) and Yvonne; proud grandfather to Kristen, Kass, Katelyn (Lyle), Bailey and Taylor; great grandson Kaleb; brother Bill (Evelyn); sister Gladys (Don); stepbrother Gary (Erica); stepsisters Kathy and Suzanne (Grady); numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Dean was predeceased by his son Clifford; mother and father Violet Beatrice and William Herbert; brothers Charlie and George and nephew Troy.
Dean will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Celebration of Dean’s Life
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Donalda Community Hall, Donalda, Alberta

Memorial donations are gratefully accepted in Dean's memory to the Donalda Coulee Friendship Club, Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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John Parkins
   Posted Fri August 09, 2019
I'd like to extend my sympathy and condolences to Tina and the rest of Dean's family. I knew Dean in his former capacity as the Elder for Region 3 of the Metis Nation of Alberta, and through our mutual involvement on the Hivernant Metis Cultural Society.

I very much liked and respected Dean, and found him to be pleasure to work with over the years. Dean was very proud of his Metis heritage, and worked hard to help preserve the culture and spread knowledge of it.

Rest in well-deserved peace Dean.


Raye St Denys
   Posted Fri August 09, 2019
Dean was a good friend to all who knew him. I will deeply miss his many kindnesses, his ready smiles and his terrific photos. My deepest condolences to Tina and his many family members.

Lorne and Barbara Todd
   Posted Fri August 09, 2019
Our deeply felt condolences to Tina and family on the loss of Dean. Dean was a long time dear friend and will be greatly missed.

Lavera Goodeye, Coronation
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Thank you for friendship and support of Hivernant Metis Cultural Society. We will miss you.

Val Stolee
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
As a former Donalda resident I send my sincere sympathy to the entire Franklin family on the passing of Dean.

Paul and Sheila Block
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
Paul and I have just heard that Dean has passed. We would like to give Tina and their family love, gentle hugs and a thank you to Dean for all he has done for the Metis. I'm very proud to call him my brother.

Tina, if there is anything Paul and I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. We're right across the street and would love to help you with this hard transition without Dean.

All the best to you Tina ♥️🙏🏼🤗

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