Raymond ‘Storky’ Dean

Raymond ‘Storky’ Dean

of Lake Illawarra

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 15th October 2023. Beloved husband of Margaret for 67 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gail and Alex, Wayne and Karen. Cherished Pop of Adam and Sheryl, Jenna, Scott, Joshua and much loved Grumbles of Nixon, Tex, and Quincy. Dear brother and brother-in-law and loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews. Storky will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

Aged 89 Years
A life well lived
with treasured memories

 Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Storky’s funeral service to be held at  Rankins Funeral Home, 270 Cowper Street Warrawong on Friday, 20th October 2023 at 2pm.


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2:00 pm, Fri 20 October 2023


Rankins Funeral Home, 270 Cowper St, Warrawong, New South Wales 2502, AU
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  1. Sincere condolences to all the family and apology for my absence at Ray’s funeral.
    Had 31 years at Brambles myself and was fortunate enough to be taught a lot about trucking by “Storky”, as were many others during our time there.
    Never did get to see him play for the Mighty Blacks but from what I have learned you would rather be playing with him than against him.
    I also probably never got to thank him for what he taught me ,not just about trucking but also a lot about life, so I will say it now, thanks a lot big fella’.
    RIP “Storky”.

  2. Ian(Circusman)Foster.
    heartfelt condolences to Margret and family on passing of STORKY
    he was a good friend and workmate at Brambles for many years.
    he was driver to many at Brambles dinners waiting to drive the drinkers safely home
    thanks storky.

  3. Ray and Marg meant a lot to me growing up in Addison Ave, they were like an uncle and aunty. I have the fondest memories from my childhood days. Some school holidays in the mid 70’s having a sleepover and being awaken at 4am to go in the truck with Ray, it was an awesome experience, he definitely tought me how to swear with his conversations on the CB Radio lol. Sunday night watching the footy with Rex Mossop and a dinner of chips, chops, peas and eggs. Going fishing in the Storky and porky at Jervis bay catching flathead. I apologise for not keeping in touch but life is so busy. He is the reason I support the Roosters. I remember Gail taking me on many Sundays to watch the Port Kembla blacks. What a great man. Keep strong Marg.
    Take care

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