PEARDON, Murray Dean October 4, 1950 – April 24, 2021 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Murray Dean Peardon on April 24, 2021 in the Palliative Care Suite at the Outlook & District Health Centre after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by many loved ones including his wife Heather, children Christy Norrish, Carey (Dax) Langedahl, Jody (Jeff) Stevenson, Ryan (Jenn) Peardon, stepson Garrett (Meagan) Saxton, grandchildren Jaden and Tayshia Norrish, Taylor and Riley Langedahl, Chase and Aubrey Stevenson, Jayla and Harper Peardon, and great grandchildren Jersey and Benson Langedahl, parents, Lyman and Fern Peardon, brother Deryl (Barbara) Peardon, sisters Faye (Warren) Ganes, Lynne (Steve) Knutson, Trish (Jeff McAdam) Peardon, mother-in-law Kathleen Britnell, brothers-in-laws Bev (Dorota) Bentley, Tony (Carol) Britnell, Wes Britnell and Marwin Britnell, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Cindy, brothers Gary and Micheal Peardon, mother-in-law Phyllis Gordon, fathers-in-law Charles Gordon, Wilbur Pollock and Roger Britnell. Dean was born on October 4, 1950 at Outlook Union Hospital. He was raised on the family farm just west of Loreburn, SK. He attended his schooling in Loreburn and later attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received his degree in Vocational Agriculture. He returned to Loreburn to farm with his family. In 1972 he met Cindy Gordon of Saskatoon. They were married in July of 1973 and began their family with the birth of their first child in 1974. Dean was very active in the community serving many years on boards with Sask Wheat Pool, Loreburn School, Credit Union and he was a member of the Loreburn Lions Club. He was the acting president at the time of his passing. He was also an avid curler and played on the Loreburn Wolves fastball team for many years. Dean was also seen wearing the stripes on ice in the frigid air of the Loreburn Arena for many years. As the kids aged and became involved in their sports, he and Cindy travelled the entire province to cheer them on. The big van was always on the road. This continued with his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. In 2013, Dean and Cindy celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Shortly after, Cindy lost her battle with cancer. Dean spent his time with each of his children and still pursued his love for farming with the Dodds crew. Dean met Heather in 2016 and they were married in July 2019. Together they enjoyed travelling throughout the province attending grandkids sporting events and spending time with friends and family. Dean and Heather worked together making improvements to the Brick House, building a garage and renovating the kitchen. In the summer the yard became a campground for many family members and friends. It was Dean and Heather's honor to provide assistance for Fern and Lyman to move back to their home on the farm during the pandemic. Their selfless act and commitment allowed his parents to be able to spend quality time together with each other and their family. Everyone who loved Dean knew of his passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Maybe for Dean, this will be "their year". Dean will fondly be remembered as the gentle and caring man with a smile for everyone. The family would like to extend their gratitude for the extraordinary care and compassion at the Outlook and District Health Centre during Dean's short stay in Palliative Care. A private celebration of Dean's life was held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Loreburn. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Village of Loreburn – LCS Playground, Box 177 Loreburn, SK S0H 2S0 in memory of Dean. Arrangements were in the care of Hanson's Funeral Home of Davidson. __________________________________________________
Published in The Outlook from May 6 to Jun. 5, 2021.