It is with genuine sadness that I’m writing about the death of my friend and colleague Martin Dean, one of the original co-founders of ADUS, and latterly Special Projects Director for ADUS DeepOcean. All here at ADUS DeepOcean will sorely miss his indomitable spirit, soft heart and razor sharp wit.
Martin had been battling with cancer since first diagnosed back in July 2013, and despite having been given a depressing prognosis initially, enjoyed a high quality of life in the two years since then, travelling for both work and pleasure, covering many miles on his beloved bike, celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary and becoming a grandfather.
Martin was an inspiration to many, including myself, in his long career in archaeology and latterly surveying, and also an inspiration to many in death too, by the manner in which he chose to deal with it – with typical humour, bravery, and positivity, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. A lesson for us all in the art of living in the present.
Martin’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, 1st July at 1.00pm in the Memorial Hall, Anstruther Road, Ceres, Fife, KY15 5NH. Martin’s family have requested donations to Marie Curie Cancer Care through this page: https://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Dean6/