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November 28, 2022

William “Dean” McKee of RR5, Kincardine, died at the Kincardine hospital, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at the age of 81. Born in Kincardine, Aug. 14, 1941, he was the son of the late George and Nelda McKee. Beloved husband of Diane McKee (nee Williams). Greatly missed by his son, Kevin (Linda) McKee of Kincardine Township; daughter, Vicki (Matthew) Milham of Ramara Township; and grandchildren, Alyssa and Sebrina. Also survived by his brother, Ron (Cheryl) McKee of London; sister, Karen (Ken) Westfall of Langley, British Columbia; and nieces Brooke, Shannon and Carla. Predeceased by his nephew, Sean. Dean was raised on the 7th Concession of Kincardine, home farm of Nelda's family where they were beef farmers. After completing high school, he decided to join the RCMP. He trained in Manitoba, and served for 11 years in Vancouver. Dean and Diane met in 1962, and were married in 1963. Loving the land and wanting to return to farming, they and son Kevin moved back to Ontario in 1971. They purchased a farm close to Dean's parents, and started dairy farming. Being involved with the Holstein industry, Dean became president of United Breeders in Guelph around 1996, and achieved Master Breeder herd in 1999. He worked on the farm with Kevin, and was active until his sudden death. A private funeral service will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, with interment to follow in Ripley Cemetery. Donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences on-line at