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Barb and Richard Dean

Barb and Richard Dean are very happy to welcome you to their beautiful historic farm house. 

Operating a bed and breakfast has always been a dream of Barb's, and now, in her retirement, her dream has come true.  Barb spent her working years in management positions before delving into self-employment and purchasing a restaurant in partnership with her daughter, which they later sold.  Her love of cooking and entertaining will be obvious from the minute you walk through the door of Gowan Brae.

Richard is a handyman extraordinaire and takes great pride in keeping his yard looking perfect.

Richard and Barb enjoy spending as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren. They have 3 grown children who are all entrepreneurs.  Their oldest, Corey, lives in Calgary, Alberta, and owns Driveline Specialties.  Their other son, Darren, lives in Courtenay, British Columbia, and operates West Coast Lumberjack Shows.  Darren's twin and their only daughter, Karen, lives right next door.  She owns a hobby farm, and Countryfied Clothing Inc.