Stanley Dean was born March 20th, 1922 in Readlyn, Saskatchewan. He had three older sisters and two younger brothers. He was called up at age 17. Stan served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) in the 2nd Canadian Division. The RHLI fought through the Battle of Normandy, the Netherlands (including the Battle of the Scheldt) and into Germany. He returned after serving four years, married and had one daughter. Stan and his daughter both live in Lethbridge.