Dean A. Fockler passed away peacefully on May 8, 2022 in Toronto at Sunnybrook Hospital. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years May Victoria Stevenson (2016) and his beloved son David (2019).
Dean is survived by his daughters Diane Struthers (John deceased) and Susanne Flett, son-in-law John Flett, daughter-in-law Joan Fockler, his grandson John Flett (Olivia Dalton-Jez), granddaughter Jodi Flett (Arthur Stockdale), great-grandchildren James and Lexi.
Dean also leaves Joan’s family (Sturch) of Marc & Kim, Leanne & John, Nicholas, Sara, William, Mary-Lyn, and Rowyn; his sister-in-law Marion Rogers (Gord deceased), nephew and nieces: Steve & Lori, Jacqui, Vicky & John, Wendy & Adam, and their children and grandchildren.
Dean A. Fockler was born in Ringwood, Ontario on April 23, 1926, the only child of Almer Leslie and Annie Rosella (Gower) Fockler. He grew up in the Stouffville area with extended family nearby. Dean served with the Canadian Army from June 1943 to Sept. 1945. He completed a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1948 and an M.B.A. in 1962 – both at U. of T. Dean joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1948 and retired after 40 years of service. Dean and May felt fortunate to enjoy many retirement years together.
Dean & the family are very appreciative for the care & kindness, especially in the last year, of our Qualicare PSWs, Sunnybrook Odette & Palliative care staff, St. Elizabeth staff and Carol and Trevor.
Visitation will be on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Pine Hills, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1K 1R1 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be held Friday May 13, 2022 at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church, 140 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, ON M1E 1P4 at 1:30 pm.
If desired, please consider a memorial donation to Camp Awakening, 150 Eglinton Ave. E., #403, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8.