UPDATE: Earlier this week, about seven months after she shared her last laugh with her husband, Delys Dean started thinking about what should be inscribed on Peter Dean's memorial plaque.
The 74-year-old did not want to make a decision without her four children but she had a rough idea of how the family would sum up Peter Dean.
"It will probably say something simple like, 'He was a pioneer of radio and broadcast and Telethon'," she said.
"We are going to put the plaque in one of the rose gardens at Karrakatta Cemetery."
Mr Dean, the man known as Mr Telethon, died on March 13, shortly after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
This year's event will be the first since the death of the Bridgetown-born man who devoted much of his life to the State's children and young people.
Mr Dean's long and illustrious broadcast career began at radio 6VA in Albany and included stints with 6PR, 6IX, Channel 9 and Channel 7.
His son Phillip described him as a master of organised chaos and a natural performer.
He said his father was an extremely hard worker, who became "public property" as his career advanced.
"He did everything with huge amounts of energy and spirit and everyone around him would get caught up in his enthusiasm," Phillip said.
"Dad never thought of himself as a celebrity and he never acted like he was more important than anyone else.
"He was a working-class person with working-class values."
Telethon became Mr Dean's passion after he fronted the first fundraising weekend in 1968, helping to raise $104,829. He was involved with Telethon for 25 years.
His wife of 54 years still howls with laughter and stamps her feet on the ground as she recalls her husband's onstage and offstage antics.
Mrs Dean still remembers the year her husband stayed back after Telethon to clean up and ended up sweeping the floor with a virtually unknown John Farnham.
"We have to laugh because otherwise we will cry, so we just keep on cracking jokes like he did," she said.
"He just loved interacting with people and having things to do with music, theatre, comedy and kids and animals."
One of Mr Dean's most treasured memories was meeting David Attenborough at the Channel 7 studios about 20 years ago.
His one claim to fame was that he sat next to George Harrison on a plane while covering The Beatles' Australian tour for 6PR in the 60s.
When he wasn't behind a camera or in front of a microphone, Mr Dean loved nothing more than to go fishing, play golf or spend time with his six grandchildren.