DEAN, Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph Dean (Vidovic)

Passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2024.

Aged 52 years.

Dearly loved brother of Annie, Jenny, and Steven.

Cherished uncle to all his nieces and nephews and friend to many.

Forever In Our Hearts.


After a private cremation,

the Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Anthony Dean,

late of Seaford and formerly of Abbotstford and Cann River,

will be held at the Cirrus Reflection Space, Bunurong Memorial Park,

790 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South

on Thursday (9th May 2024) commencing at 9am.

Anthony's service will be livestreamed, to view the service online,

please visit:

https://smct.org.au/view/943064425

27 Tributes

  1. Annie Vidovic
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    To my dear brother Anthony, you’ll always live in my heart and I’ll never forget you xx

  2. Fran
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    I struggle to find appropriate words so instead I will let this poem by Ellen Brenneman say it for me as I raise my glass and say fly high Anthony. With love Fran x

    GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    Don’t think of him as gone away
    His journey’s just begun,
    Life holds so many facets
    This earth is only one.

    Just think of him as resting
    From the sorrows and the tears
    In a place of warmth and comfort
    Where there are no days and years.

    Think how he must be wishing
    That we could know today
    How nothing but our sadness
    Can really pass away.

    And think of him as living
    In the hearts of those he touched
    For nothing loved is ever lost
    And he was loved so much.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  3. Simon Lofthouse
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    Dear Anthony, I will miss you very much – and your tales of all of your drama and intrigues. You always made our family dinners and get-togethers a “tour de force” of laughter and entertainment 🎭 Travel well.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

      • Chris
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        Dear Anthony,
        A stalwart of the information management community, what you didn’t know wasn’t worth knowing. Will cherish the times we spent on the phone and in Darwin and Melbourne. Condolences to your family and friends.

        • Annie Vidovic
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          ❤️

  4. Janice Lofthouse
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    I only got to meet Anthony a few times, he was the kind of person who always made you smile, he was unique and lived life to the max.

    He will always be fondly remembered in our family x

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  5. Anne Cornish
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    On behalf of the information management industry, condolences to Anthony’s family and friends for this sudden loss.
    Anthony was well known for his ability to make system training fun and was a respected colleague to many.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  6. Mary Lofthouse
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    Dear Anthony we had a lot of fun times in Melbourne and you were a legendary host when you entertained.
    Gone too soon RIP love Mary x

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  7. Kylie Lack - Miktysh
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    My condolences to Anthony’s family and friends for his sudden passing. He was a wonderful person and always brought a smile to anyone’s face. You are free, travel well my friend. ❤️

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  8. Jennifer O'Connell
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    To my yongest brother Anthony. We had our ups and downs but I still loved you. Going to miss you. Gone to soon. Lots of love your big sister ❤️

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  9. Louise Thomson
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    My dear friend Anthony,
    I still can’t believe you’re gone. I am forever grateful for the first time that we met and worked together in Brisbane, 2017. You were a rockstar with the upgrade project. After your contract ended, you decided to move back to Melbourne. We still kept in contact, enjoying our long regular chats. You always spoke about how you loved your job and always mentioned your rescue chooks and how many eggs they were laying. Those chooks had the taj mahal of chook pens, but that was your style, big and flamboyant. “Nothing but the best for my girls” you used to say. You even gave all the girls their names, Hyacinth, Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia were just a few.
    You loved working in the Records and Information Management industry and of course you were so passionate when it came to training TRIM.
    I’m going to miss you Anth.
    I feel so blessed to have called you my friend. Rest in Peace ❤️

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  10. Bethany S.G.
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    I worked in the same industry as Anthony and we would often end up at the same events and get togethers. His passion for training has always been something he was known for. RIP mate. Party hard up there.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  11. Victoria
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    I will miss you my darling friend. 34 years is a very long time and your presence in my life can not be replaced. We were best friends we were trully family to each other.
    I will love you forever.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  12. Michael Schloman - Miktysh
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    Condolonces to the family and friends of Anthony.
    Farewell Anthony, may your memory be held by those closest to you .

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

  13. Tania Castro
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    Condolonces to his family – I’ll always remember his enthusiasm for the stage, and how much fun he had performing at the Cann River school plays. Farewell.

    • Annie Vidovic
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      ❤️

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