Dean Francis BATEUP

13/4/1957 – 21/5/2024
Son of Rhonda and Ted (both dec). Loving and devoted Husband of Cindy. Adored Dad to Matilda, Harrison, Noah, and Fletcher. Beloved Grandad (Dagad) to Iver Wolf. Loving Brother of Julie and Mark. Brother-in-law, Uncle, Great Uncle and friend.
Passed away at home, surrounded by family and a whole lot of love. You put up a good fight. Forever loved, forever missed. Always.

Funeral Notice

ServiceMay 30, 2024 - 2:00 pmcnr Torquay & Pioneer Roads Grovedale, VIC View MapVenue: Tuckers Funeral Chapel

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A Memorial Service for the Life of Mr Dean Bateup will be held at Tuckers Chapel, cnr Torquay and Pioneer Roads, Grovedale on THURSDAY (30th May) at 2.00pm.
A private cremation will precede this service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dean may be made to Point Lonsdale Board Riders Club. Envelopes will be available at the Chapel.


  1. Very sad to hear of Dean’s passing. One of nature’s gentlemen who was very talented and gave so much. Heartfelt condolences to Dean’s precious family. Dean may you rest in eternal paradise was a pleasure to have met you will forever have the amazing wedding photo’s thanks to you. Will miss you

    Christa Dowell May 31 2024
  2. So sorry to hear this… condolences to all the family…Dean captured a lot of memories for a lot of people…he will be long remembered. RIP

    Paul Zivcic May 31 2024
  3. Dearest Cindy ,
    So sorry to hear the far too early of Dean’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you and so sorry could not be there for the Funeral.
    Sending you much love and deepest sympathy on the passing of such a beautiful soul.
    May he rest in peace
    Helen Campbell and Ryan McGrane 😘

    Helen Campbell May 30 2024
  4. To Deans family heart felt condolences. Fond memories of doing many weddings together in Deans early years of photography. RIP Dean . Debbie Dando the makeup lady .

    Debra Dando May 30 2024
  5. Fantastic send of Today for Dean You all Spoke so Passionately He Would be Extremely Proud. Not Just a Wild Front Man, A Brilliant Photographer, Incredible Amazing Family Man and Friend to All… Such a Beautiful Tribute RIP Deano

    Rodney Nicholson Photography May 30 2024
  6. Sending our love and sympathy to Cindy and family and Ray and Julie. From Lorraine and Cliff x 🙏

    Cliff and Lorraine Rankin May 30 2024
  7. We are deeply sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you, Cindy, and your children.

    Mark and Karen Strachan May 30 2024
  8. A true artist, a loving family man, passionate about all things he loved.Great memories growing up together.

    We will forever cherish our beautiful photos of our wedding, family and even our daughter’s debutante ball. Thank you for creating memories for us to treasure.

    A true gentleman.Blessed to call him a friend.

    Sorry we couldn’t be there in person.It was such a beautiful tribute to Dean.

    Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers to Dean’s family and friends.

    Love, Peter Lani Ashlen and Lachie Rollauer xxx

    Lani Rollauer May 30 2024
  9. Dear Cindy, Tilly, Harry, Fletcher, Noah, Julie and families, our family were so sad to hear about Dean and his passing. You are all in our thoughts and we send our deepest condolences to you all. Love and best wishes from Lise, Dale, Mia, Ben, Erik Holt.

    Lise Holt May 30 2024
  10. I was deeply saddened to hear Dean had passed away.

    When I was trying to break into photography Dean encouraged me to believe I could do it and also gave me opportunities to assist on weddings with him.

    To empower others on that journey was something I know Dean did for others as well as myself. Something for which I will always be grateful.

    A great loss.

    My heartfelt condolences to Cindy and all of Deans family and loved ones.

    Chris Fawkes May 30 2024
  11. Rest in peace Dean. A great bloke. Glad to have met him.
    Condolences to the family.

    James Bennett-Hullin May 30 2024
  12. Dear Cindy and family, Mark and family Julie and Ray,
    So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers of comfort as you remember wonderful man, Dean. May the love of family and friends and your wonderful memories help you today and in the future.

    Lynne Rankin May 30 2024
  13. I am still in awe that you are no longer with us and so incredibly sad that a beautiful human with no morsel of hate, only love and appreciation, is gone.

    For over 6 years of photo shoots together, you were the part of my hectic day that I loved the most. Talking to you for that hour was calming, often filled with laughter. I could always count on you for a smile and a banging pair of colorful socks.

    You loved your home, Deano. You loved your kids, the waves, Richmond FC, and Point Lonsdale. You had a network of people that spanned far and wide; almost every vendor knew you somehow. Your journey with Cindy, your days as a rockstar, and all the cool people you knew and stories you shared—I admired you so much. I wish I had told you more.

    I was always torn if you would be a guest at my wedding or taking the photos. You’ll be there in spirit.

    Rest in peace, Deano.

    To Cindy, kids & the family, you were truly Deano’s whole world, sending you all much love on this day X

    Grace Borg May 30 2024
  14. Taken to soon
    My condolences to Cindy and family
    we always shot the breeze when he was on a photo shoot with me
    he loved to know what was going on, his work on his camera was amazing , no job was ever to much
    Miss you Deano
    Ray Rounds

    Ray Rounds May 30 2024
  15. So sad to hear of Dean’s passing, our deepest condolences to Cindy and family. I will always remember the great times we had at PSC.

    Robert Filippi May 30 2024
  16. Dear Cindy and family

    Dean will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. His love for family, music, footy, surf,, photography and life was a joy to see.

    We will miss his interesting stories and chats at the beach.

    Love Jen and Jas

    Jason Mclarty May 30 2024
  17. To dear Cindy and family and Julie and Ray and family,

    Sending our love and strength to you all at this extremely difficult and sad time.
    May your beautiful memories of Dean help mend your broken hearts.

    It was a privilege to know Dean. A true gentleman.
    RIP Dean.

    Linda, Ian and Matthew.

    Linda Ballard May 30 2024
  18. So sad to hear of Dean’s passing. A life well lived but taken way too soon. Sending you all love and strength. Tony, Kim, Cameron & Meaghan Field

    Kim Field May 30 2024
  19. Thinking of you Cindy on the too early passing of Dean
    Sincere condolences to you and your family🙏Tony/Pam ❤️

    Tony Spark May 29 2024
  20. Deepest condolences to Cindy and family on Deans passing. I had the privilege of having Dean do our beautiful wedding photos so many years ago when he first started his business. I also remember our athletics time together RIP

    Jo-Anne Masek May 29 2024
  21. so many good times together going to the footy and taking our kids to auskick,rip buddy.

    vince albanese May 29 2024
  22. Dean was a gentleman who saw wonderful hope in Cindy and the children’s talent and ambitions.
    As we reflect on a life taken early, every day is an important one.

    Paul Madden May 29 2024
  23. To Cindy and family, Julie and family, so sorry to hear of Deans passing. Sending all my love and thoughts Such a shame we never saw much of our family

    Dianne hale May 27 2024
  24. To Cindy & family , our deepest condolences on the sad passing of Dean . Way too young . I will miss our sharing of our thoughts on the tigers , at Lee family functions , kindest regards , Danni & Jeff King

    Jeff King May 27 2024
  25. Our family are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dean.

    Dean photographed our wedding day in 2008 and our family on three occasions since the birth our two children.

    Dean touched our hearts and captured the essence of love, family, the joy, and fragility of human life.

    Our home if filled with his outstanding work and we adore these photos every day. But now, there is now an immense grief as we come to terms with the loss of this warm, kind, genuine man, who captured our story.

    May his beautiful spirit live on in each of you as it will in our photos and our hearts. May he rest in peace.

    Our deepest condolences.

    Joe, Angela, Frank and Serafina Fiala

    Angela Fiala May 27 2024
  26. Sympathy to all the Bateup family.

    Neighbour from Digby ave Belmont and school days at Belmont High – Footy – catch ups at Sth Barwon footy

    Chris Clarke

    christopher clarke May 27 2024
  27. To Cindy and family our condolences to you all Dean was our neighbour at Bemont and our master photographer for my children Weddings he was a caring and amazing person he will be sadly missed R.I P Dean

    Nina Lou Maria Gab Paul Fiorillo May 27 2024
  28. To Cindy and family our condolences to you all at this difficult time . May the light shine bright in memory of your amazing husband and father Dean . Thinking of you Teresa Andrew leat cindy and Jade Bartz x

    Teresa Leat May 25 2024
  29. Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Our love, thoughts and sympathy to Cindy, Harrison, Noah and Fletcher.
    Ian, Nic, Holly and Lewis Copperwaite. xx

    Nicole Copperwaite May 25 2024
  30. I had the GREAT pleasure of meeting Dean and Cindy in San Jose, CA. USA when they were on vacation in the early 90’s and then again in 2002 when I visited them and their lovely family in Australia.

    Dean was not only a caring and loving person in this life but a Master Photographer and I really saw that not only in his lovely photographic works but also when I visited his photo studio on my vacation.

    I am VERY saddened to hear of his passing but he lives on spiritually in the hearts and lives of everyone he touched in this life, especially with his beloved Cindy, his kids and grandson.

    I send my condolences to all of you from New Mexico, USA and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this very painful time in your lives.

    Rest in peace in Heaven, Dean, and I am glad you came into my life.

    Victor J Lipari, Albuquerque, NM. USA May 25 2024
  31. Farewell great man. Forever missed.

    Neil Wedd May 24 2024