Dean Sabean

Visitation at Funeral Home

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Kaulbach Family Funeral Home
385 Granville Street
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Dean Sabean


Dean Clair Sabean

November 6, 1930 to July 4, 2018

In loving memory of a devoted husband to Patricia "Patsy" and father to Sherry (Vincent) Durling, Jeanie (William) Robar, Dean Junior (Charlotte) and James (Michelle).

Dean Sabean Senior, age 87, was called to heaven peacefully in his sleep early in the morning on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. He was a son of the late Kenneth and Marguerite (Marshall), born and raised in Port Lorne and spent his remaining time in the same home in which he was born.

Dean served honourably in the Engineering Corps of the Canadian Army and went on to become a master finish carpenter running his own business. He finished out his career as a building inspector for the Department of National Defence.

Dean was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion since the 1950s, the founder of the Port Lorne Fire Department and co-authored two books on the history of Port Lorne and was in the process of writing a third book. 

Dean’s greatest accomplishment was his nearly 60 years of marriage to Patricia "Patsy"  Marguerite (Kelly).  

He will be greatly missed by his wife, his children and his 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Doris) and Ronald (Beverly); sister-in-law, Connie; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Audrey Marguerite Graham; brothers, Claude Oscar, Kenneth Gordon and Ray Leroy; brother-in-law, Frank; sister-in-law, Ruby.   Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown.  Visitation will be held 7-9 pm Sunday July 8 in the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A Legion service followed by a Fire fighter service will be held at 6:30 pm followed by prayers at 7:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Monday July 9, 2018, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Bridgetown with Father John MacPherson officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 33, Bridgetown.  Family Flowers only.  Donations in memory may be sent to the Port Lorne Volunteer Fire Department, Port Lorne or Palliative Care, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton.  On line condolences may be made at




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