Dean Alan Humphrey Condolence Book

Funeral Date: 18/04/2024

Funeral Location: 3.30pm City of London Crematorium South Chapel

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13 Condolences

  1. Jonathan Green says:

    Dean, Deano…buddy,
    My job will never be the same without you around. We had 34 good years together and many many fun times.
    It’s so cruel to have you taken so young. But I will never forget all the jobs we did together and the crazy times we had. We made so many memories along the way.
    Rest easy my friend.
    My deepest sympathies and condolences to Christine, Izzy and all the family.
    Love always buddy,
    Jonathan & Susan

  2. Tristram Shapeero says:

    I had the enormous pleasure of working with Dean for 25 years. He was a total legend and someone I looked forward to seeing everyday on set. I am sure that I infuriated him most of the time as I broke so many things on set by bumping into them, moving things that I shouldn’t be moving and generally making sure he had hours and hours of extra loss and damage paperwork to fill out. He would be grateful that I am not a pallbearer. But despite my efforts to make his job harder than it should have been, I am proud to think that we were friends and shared many laughs and great conversations together over the years. I had no idea of his battle with cancer until I was told of his passing, a big shock. I and a huge many others from his profession, will miss him dearly. God speed into the next chapter Dean and I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and dear friends. Tristram

  3. Marilyn Garces says:

    Dean was a very special person and will be missed by a lot of people. We hope the family will find peace and comfort from the sympathy expressed by all those affected by Dean’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Mari, Jose and Trev

  4. George says:

    Dearest Dean,
    You were an amazing neighbour for over 20 years. For that alone I am grateful.

    Your charm and humour will never be forgotten.

    Thinking of dear Christine, Izzy and your family.

    Much love always

  5. Jac Hyman says:

    ” ‘Allo!! “
    How I’ll miss that ‘allo. I’ll miss our chats, all his funny sayings, his words of wisdom usually interspersed with effing and jeffing!
    One of my favourites of these sayings, particularly in an industry where the seemingly impossible is often asked of us is: “Hands, mate, not wands!” I always namecheck Dean whenever I have to say it.
    Such a long association over so many years of working together forged an unlikely friendship, bonding over a love of Jewish Chicken Soup and gossips in the Prop Store at whichever studios we found ourselves. Or at the Cross Keys for a pint of Stella top (him) and a glass of wine (me) followed by fish and chips. These have become, and will remain, cherished memories. Dean was Old School and, without doubt, one in a million. I was very fond of him.

    Thanks Deano, for all the memories all the good times and all the laughs. I’ll miss you.

    My Sincerest condolences to his beloved Christine and all his family.
    Rest in Peace dear man.

    Jac Hyman

  6. Fran Mable says:

    My introduction to Deano was in 2015 when I was a very green Line Producer and we worked together on ‘Boomers’ – Series 2. The production bus was parked up in a quiet wooded area and it was dusk. I was quietly working away when suddenly there was a loud growling noise and hammering on the window behind me, causing me to jump out of my skin and scream very loudly. It was Deano and his prop men. They couldn’t speak for laughing so much and I eventually joined in. Let’s not forget the Jaffa Cake incident, hmmm…. that didn’t go so well. Then there was the purchase order that had been written to Pinewood Stores for £15,000 instead of £1,500 by a junior member of the art department and I had to send Deano to sort it out. These are just a few of the events that bonded us together and he continued to tease me on the projects to follow and would often have me in tears of laughter with his antics. It wasn’t just about the antics and the laughter though as Deano was hugely professional, a brilliant Prop Master who took the job very seriously and was totally dedicated to it and because of that it afforded him the time to occasionally get up to mischief and make us all laugh. Deano, you were the naughtiest of characters, a proper cheeky chappie, didn’t suffer fools and I’m going to miss you, your sense of humour and our trips to the Opera Tavern enormously. Happy memories. Rest in peace my friend.
    Love Fran xx

  7. Tom Pickavance says:


    Thanks for all the burgers and beers. Thanks for all the stories. Thanks for all the jokes and memories. I’ll be retelling them forever.

    See ya kid x

  8. Gina Lyons says:

    I produced a show last year which Dean was the props master on, and what a master he was – in more ways than one. Dean was fun, kind, sweet, supportive and had some immense stories from his time in the industry.

    Tonight I think of his family and those who will miss him. Because he was a huge light. A radiator of light. Just a joy.

    I’m very grateful for the moments we shared.

    Goodnight Dean,

    Gina xxx

  9. Dennis De Groot says:

    Deano, you were a one in a million. An absolute joy to work with (I’m sure I drove you round the bend mind) so many fun memories. A great truly professional and dedicated prop master, the industry will be the sadder and duller with out you.
    PS I’m sure your sorting out loss and damage in the here after

  10. Dan Bakkedahl says:

    This is going to sound weird. But Dean and I spent a winter in a tent in Winnersh playing pinball. We had great talks and games. He was generous, kind and occasionally hilarious. Happy trails, Dean.

  11. leona cunningham says:

    My dear dean thankyou for 31 years as my neighbour
    how time flies. i think back to all the times you always came over got rid of the spiders for me your the best ..
    your gone but you will never be forgotten i will always remember you best neighbour ever
    my condolences to all the family members bless you all
    regards Leona Cunningham

  12. Justin Downing says:

    Our meetings were always infrequent Dean but it was always a pleasure to be in your company.

    A great bloke taken far too soon.

    Rest in peace mate x

  13. Martin Southwood says:

    So sorry that you have left us.
    I was lucky enough to work with Dean many times over the years, and I look back with such fond thoughts for each of these occasions. Not only was the man very much in control of his responsibilities, carrying a certain self assured authority, but as one of his team you always knew he had your back too.
    Witty, charming and impossible not to like. That cheeky look in the eye, the contentious but well intended quip and his disarmingly straight forward, honest, can do attitude.
    Such a shame you had to exit stage left too soon. Gonna miss you. Thanks Dean.

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