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Dean John Lake

November 22, 1968 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 52)


In Loving Memory of
Mr. Dean Lake 
November 22, 1968 – January 25, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that his family announces his passing on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane at the age of 52. He was the son of the late Michael Lake.

He leaves behind his mother Judy (John) Garnett, his sister JoAnn (Robert) Lake-Dyer, his nephew Dylon Gauthier, his closest uncle Tom as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins from the Lake and Francis Families, his very special friend Amy and numerous friends.

Dean worked for M.N.R.F. as a fire technician since 1988. He loved his career with Cochrane Fire Department where he had just recently received a certificate for 25 years of service. He was also awarded the OPP Commissioner Citation for Bravery on February 24, 2005 where he rescued a baby from a fire.

Dean loved to travel and was an avid cross-country skier. He was a great help at the Cochrane X-Country Ski Club.

As per Dean’s wishes, there will be a graveside service on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11 am.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lady Minto Hospital. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, to share your memories or pictures, visit

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to:
Maison Funéraire Génier Gauthier Funeral Home
70 – 7th, Ave South, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0 
(705) 272-5726


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Lady Minto Hospital
241- 8th Street, Cochrane ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 1-705-272-7200

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