Dale Arthur Dalby was born on March 9th, 1927 in Metiskow, Alberta and passed away peacefully on Monday, January 26th, 2009 in Vernon Hospice House at the age of 81 years.
Dale was the second youngest of nine brothers and sisters. As a young man he worked with CN Rail as a chef and then moved over to VIA Rail as a Customer Service Manager/Conductor. This career spanned forty-three years and nine months.
Dale was a loving and caring husband and father. Everything he did was for his family; his home and kitchen were always open. He was also a great cook; loved to fish, camp and hang with family, relatives and friends. He loved practical jokes and he loved a good game of crib; at least one game was needed every night before going to bed. Dale’s favourite pastime in the last few years was going to the meat draws. His daily routine was Solitaire in the morning, The Price Is Right with Bob Barker at 10 a.m., baseball in the afternoon and always a kiss for his beautiful sweetie, Shirley, who was the love of his life. Those who knew Dale will miss him and will always have fond memories of him.
Dale is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, who will miss him deeply for his undying love and humor, his loving children: Christine (Edward G.) Stephens of Hope, B.C., Trudy (Dennis Zentner) Klempau of Ladner, B.C., Catherine Waslyk of Calgary, Alberta, Bert of Surrey, B.C. and Teresa Dalby of Burnaby, B.C. (“We love you Dad and you will always be in our hearts and memories.”); his grandchildren: Adele, Michelle, LauraLynne, Tracy, Michael, Eli, Sarah, Adam, Hans and Dale; great grandchildren: Hayden, Rachelle, Celine and Jack; his loving brother, Jule Dalby of Provost, Alberta, extended family and friends.
There will be Visitation (12:30 to 1:00 p.m.)preceeding the The Memorial Service which will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with the Reverend Father Martin Peyton, Celebrant. Following the service, family and friends are invited to gather for a reception in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Dale may do so to The North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S4.