Keaveney, Dale Patrick

Dale Keaveney passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 71 following recent complications with heart issues.

Born in Port Credit, ON on March 11, 1949, Dale was a son of the late John and Cora (nee Mitchell) Keaveney.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley (nee Almond) Keaveney, of Meaford.

Dale was the proud father of Brandon Keaveney and Dawna of Wasaga Beach and Joshua Keaveney and Elizabeth of Brampton and Grampa to their daughter, Leona Jade. He loved every minute he was able to spend with his granddaughter and enjoyed teaching her how to give a ‘high five’.

He will be missed by his siblings Mary Thibeault (Marv), Carol Stevenson (late Ron), Michael Keaveney (late Jane), Jim Keaveney (Liz), Steven Keaveney, and his brother-in-law Jim Almond (Isabel), and will be remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his brother John Keaveney, infant brother Kerry, and brother-in-law Ron Almond.

Dale and his wife Shirley have been in the Dairy Queen business for more than 40 years. He was fortunate to have many great friendships throughout his lifetime and will be missed terribly by his dear friend and colleague Ivan Alderdice, with whom he has spent many years working in real estate.  Dale was instrumental in the building of 11 homes for he and his family over the years.  He loved his community and it showed.  Dale was a Rotarian for close to 40 years, three times a Paul Harris Fellow, twice President of the Meaford Rotary Club and participated in the Fellowship of Curling Rotarians month long curling tour in 2014, and many other Rotary World Championships including 4 trips to Scotland.  Dale enjoyed participating in the yearly Rotary CanAm Championships since 1985.  He chaired many Rotary fundraisers and thoroughly enjoyed helping with Canada Day events and the Fish Fry.  He was Past President of the Meaford Lawn Bowling Club and a long time member of the Meaford Curling Club.

A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.  Dale’s life will be celebrated in the near future when it is safe for family and friends to gather together.

Dale’s family express their gratitude to the Meaford Hospital for the care and compassion he and his family received at their time of need. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful hospital in our community. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Rotary Club of Meaford (Cheques Only Please) for local initiatives or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

 

Details

Service: A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford

Donations: Meaford Rotary Club (Cheques only please) or Meaford Hospital Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Dale Patrick Keaveney


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Brian J Keaveney
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Brian and Barbara Keaveney express our sincere sympathy to Dale’s family and close friends. We will be making a donation to the Meaford Hospital Foundation in his memory.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Brian and Barbara

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    1. Donna Boucher
      Sunday, October 4, 2020

      Sending you all our deepest condolences. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Donna and Blair.

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      1. M&M Thibeault
        Thursday, October 8, 2020

        Thank you Bonna, Stay safe. Love Mary & Marv

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  2. Linda and Andy Andersen
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Dear Shirley and Family.
    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Dale. We know he will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. We offer our deepest sympathy and may God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
    Sincerely Linda and Andy Andersen

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  3. Bryan & Patty Lowe
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley & family. We are so sorry to hear that Dale has passed away. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time
    Bryan & Patty Lowe

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  4. Ben& June Nyholt
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Ben & I send our sincere condolences to the Keaveney family. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time.

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    1. M&M Thibeault
      Thursday, October 8, 2020

      Thank you June and Ben, very kind of you. Stay safe. Love Mary

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  5. Bruce and Susan Taylor
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley and Family,
    We wanted to let you know that you have our deepest sympathy and our hearts are truly saddened. Although we didn’t know Dale well, we are grateful for all he, and your family, have done for our community over the years. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Susan and Bruce Taylor

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  6. Trudi and Brian Wiley
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We always enjoyed our conversations with Dale and his commitments to all the organizations he was involved with. He will be missed.

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  7. Waleed Aslam
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley, I have no words.
    Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Waleed and Suffia

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  8. My condolences to Shirley and family.Bonnie Ftiesem
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    My condolences to Shirley and the Keaveney family

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  9. Bonnie Friesen
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    My condolences to Shirley and The Keaveney family on the passing of Dale.

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  10. Katherine Kwiatkowski
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    To Aunt Shirley, Brandon and Josh
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss. Uncle Dale will be greatly missed. Love Katherine

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  11. Colleen Gibbons- Spackman
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley, our deepest condolences on the passing of Dale. The many years Michelle worked for Dale & you. The great DQ treats you both made for Dad & Lucille. Meaford has lost a great part of the community. You are in our prayers.
    Colleen Gibbons-Spackman
    Audrey & Norm Watson.

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  12. John Robert Keaveney
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Aunt Shirley, Brandon and Dawna and Josh and Elizabeth – sending you all great big hugs and lots of love. The news came as a shock to me and uncle Dale will be greatly missed. I wish I could be there for you all, if only for a shoulder to cry on. To the rest of the family my love goes out to you as well.

    Thoughts, prayers and all my love to all of you.

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  13. Colleen Hurst
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    So sorry for your loss

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  14. Bernard Brunner
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family. Please accept Debbie’s and my sincerest condolences on Dale’s passing. He will be missed!
    Bernard and Debbie Brunner

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  15. Helen Hume
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    I was so very sorry Shirley to learn of the passing of your husband Dale. My deepest sympathy is with you Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dale will be missed by so many people for his many contributions to our community of Meaford. Blessings and love my friend.

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  16. Merry McAfee
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, he will be greatly missed by so many in Meaford and the Rotarians .Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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  17. Mary Ruffolo
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Dear Shirley,

    We are very saddened to hear this unfortunate news about Dale. Please know our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

    Blessings,
    Mary and Larry Ruffolo

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  18. Jason N Baker
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley,
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with You, Brandon & Josh and family during this very sad time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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  19. Sandy Kettlewell
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to Shirley and her family in the passing of Dale . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God bless you and keep you during this time Love Sandy

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  20. Sherry Gallinger & family
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Shirley and family: So sorry to read of Dale’s passing. He looked to be a very proud grandpa of that wee granddaughter.

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  21. Margaret Lowe
    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    We are so very sorry to read of Dale’s passing. He has been such a huge and important part of this community and will be sadly missed. Our condolences to you Shirley and your family and the rest of Dale’s family as well.
    Marg and Al Lowe.

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  22. Susan and Brian Adamson
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley,
    Our condolences, thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family on the passing of Dale. He played a very strong community role for Meaford and will be missed greatly.

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  23. Gladys Williams
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    To Shirley and Family,
    On behalf of the Meaford Lawn Bowling Club we express our sincere condolences. Dale was a member who stood up to the plate and accepted responsibilities willingly. As president he steered us as we made many improvements to our facility. He loved the competition of the game and even competed at the district level.
    Dale definitely made his mark and will be missed by us.
    Gladys Williams
    President MLBC

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  24. Jim and Deb Chapman
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley ~
    We were very sad and shocked to hear about Dale.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Both you and Dale are such an important part of the community.
    Dale will be missed by everyone.
    Sincerely
    Jim & Deb

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  25. Pat Sims
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley,
    So sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing for you and your family.

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  26. Gloria and Harry
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Heartfelt condolences love Harry and glo

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  27. Willy &Wendy
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley and family saddened to hear the passing of Dale,he always had time to talk to everyone .He will be missed by many .

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  28. Ruth Juniper
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family
    My thoughts are with you, so sorry for your loss. Death is always difficult to deal with and especially in these times when you aren’t able to have friends and family with us.
    Ruth

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  29. Cathy and Brendan A. Keaveney
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    To Shirley and family, we wish to send our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
    Dale was a great community leader and so are you Shirley.
    Hoping that the future will see the last of C19 and we can meet to celebrate Dale’s life. He was a good man ❤️
    We are making a donation to The Meaford Hospital Foundation.
    God bless.
    Cathy and Brendan Keaveney

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  30. Jackie Florio
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Jackie Florio
    Shirley and sons. I was sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I knew Dale from working with him in Real Estate for years and also curling.
    My condolences to you Shirley and sons.
    God Bless.

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  31. Fran Austin
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    My sincere sympathy to all.

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  32. Fran Austin
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    My sincere condolences to Shirley, Brandon, and Josh and to your families and friends!

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  33. kimberly wingrove
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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  34. Sue Carleton
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family
    My condolences to all of you on your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Sue Carleton

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  35. Anne Marie Shaw
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    My sincere condolences to you Shirley and your family

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  36. Debbie Bunston
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley: You are in our thoughts and we are very saddened to learn of Dale’s passing. With the love and support of your family and friends you will feel the warmth and love that you and Dale have given.
    Our deepest condolences to you Shirley, love..Dean and Debbie Bunston

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  37. Mary Ellen Kent
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley, Brandon and Josh. Shocked to hear of Dale’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts are with you at this time. I will miss getting family updates whenever I saw him. Please remember him with lots of laughter and smiles.

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    1. Patty Mitchell
      Monday, October 5, 2020

      Shirley and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dale.
      Thinking of you and the family during these times.
      Patty Mitchell

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  38. Kaitlin and Carlene
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Our sincere condolences to Shirley, Brandon and the rest of your family

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  39. Jan Schultz
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family. So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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  40. Julie Branget
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley and family,

    Very sadden to hear of Dale’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences.

    I have wonderful memories of working for you both, in Collingwood at the Dairy Queen.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time…Julie (Conklin)

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  41. Barbara Morrison
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley, my deepest sorrow at Dale’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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  42. J. E. Adams
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    To Shirley and Family
    May your happy memories of Dale as husband and father comfort you in y our loss. My family sends our sympathy to you.

    Joyce Adams, Jasmine and Trinity Adams

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  43. Jeff Keddie
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    We curled Dale many times at the Rotary World Championships, starting back in 2008. He was a fiery competitor on the ice, and always fun to have a drink with afterwards. Dale will be missed by all of us. Sorry for your loss Shirley.
    Grande Prairie Sunrise Rotary
    Duncan, Vernon, Serge, and Jeff

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  44. Stan and Chris Piotrowski
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley, so sad to hear of Dale’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Dale will always be remembered as a kind soul.

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  45. Dennis & Brenda
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family. Our condolences to you and your family about Dale. Thinking about you. God Bless

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  46. Maureen and Rich Knight
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  47. Janice Wayne Wilson & family
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    We are so very sorry to hear about Dale….many memories of him coaching the school kids curling team. His dedication, and knowledge he passed on to them was amazing. May your memories keep him forever in your hearts and comfort you at this very sad and difficult time.

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  48. Linda Teed
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley and Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memories you have be cherished and comfort you as the time goes by.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Teed and Family

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  49. Linda and Paul Gilmore
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley, Brandon and Dawna and Josh and Elizabeth, we are so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We pray your memories will carry you through the tough times ahead, also know your are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Linda and Paul
    Ashley and Brandon.

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  50. Margaret Hall
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Dear Shirley and all the Keaveney family. I was so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing today. We grew up together on Cawthra Road but only saw each other from time to time over the years. I was always so glad to see him. He was a lovely boy and an equally lovely man. He will be dearly missed.
    Love to all
    Cousin Margie (Bunce) Hall

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  51. Paul & Carolyn Wehrle
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    We are greatly saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. He was a distinguished citizen of the community and great Rotarian, He will be missed by all who knew him. Our most profound sympathy to Shirley and the family.

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  52. Brian O’Leary
    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  53. Dave and Sonja Glass
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    What a lovely picture you have posted Shirley. Dale loved to show pictures of Leona at our Rotary meetings and when we were off the ice at the curling rink. It was clear that he loved being a Grampa. Dales contribution to Rotary and his community was extensive and we will miss his quips at our meetings.

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  54. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby and Family
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Shirley, Brandon, Josh and your families.
    We were saddened to hear of Dale’s Passing. He will be missed by you and the entire community.

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  55. Jan Almond
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Dear Shirley, I was shocked to read of Dale’s passing. Sending you and your boys and their families our deepest condolences. Cherish the Memories. Jan A. and Dave Miller

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  56. Isabelle and Bill Ridd
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time, keeping you in our prayers.
    Bill and Isabelle

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  57. Sharon Woodhouse
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Shirley and family. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dale. Our thoughts are with you and family.

    Sharon Woodhouse and Jessica Lajeunesse,
    BC.

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  58. Rich Lepping
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    On behalf of the many US Curlers, we extend our sympathies to Shirley and Dale‘s family. He will be missed! I loved having discussions about business and US Politics. May he Rest In Peace! YIR. Rich Lepping and gang

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  59. Jim and Sandy Beacock
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Shirley,Brandon,Josh. So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Our thought’s and prayers! Take care all and be safe .

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  60. Kathy lemon
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Shirley and family-may all your memories help you through the difficult days ahead. I have many fond memories of chats with Dale over the years. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Kathy Lemon

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  61. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Shirley & family – I was sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. He will be missed by you, family members, friends & his community. Remember the good times – memories do last forever & they certainly will help you get through this difficult time. Take Care & God Bless! Bonnie Hammond

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    1. Cherryl Connell & Firuz Vazirov
      Wednesday, October 7, 2020

      Dear Shirley, Brandon Josh and the rest of the Keaveney family,

      Firuz and I were deeply saddened by the new of Dale’ passing and, although we have only met on a few occasions, we have fond memories of celebrating his and Leona’s a birthday this year.

      We want to extend our deepest sympathies.
      We know Dale is at peace however, we wish you strength in the years to come.

      He will be missed
      Love,
      Cherryl & Firuz Vazirov-Connell

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  62. The Fryer Family
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Brandon, Shirley and Josh,
    Our deepest condolences, we are very sorry for your loss. May loving memories bring you comfort and strength, now and always.

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  63. Adella Trask
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Murray Trask
    He will be missed by all who knew him.

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  64. Carolyn Warriner
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family

    Sorry to hear about Dale. It sure was a shock. Condolences to you and the family.

    Carolyn Warriner

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  65. Judy and Laurie Hill
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    To Shirley and family;
    Our sincere sympathy on the sudden passing of Dale. He will be greatly missed by all the organizations with which he was involved.

    Sincerely:
    Judy and Laurie Hill

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  66. Karen Trusler
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Shirley & Family – My sincere condolences on the passing of Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this sad and difficult time.

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  67. David and Kathy Sled
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Dear Shirley and Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss , it is a big loss to our community as well.

    Sincerely,
    David and Kathy Sled and Families

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  68. Steve Schuknecht
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    On behalf of District 8 lawn bowlers, Dale will be missed. Our sympathies to all.
    Sincerely,
    Steve Schuknecht
    Dist.8 Chair

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  69. Nancy Challis
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    My condolences to you and your lovely family. The picture of him and his beautiful granddaughter is beautiful and lovely memory

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  70. Evelyn Luongo
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the whole family.

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  71. Ria Bardeau
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Dear Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear about Dale, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  72. Mary and MarvThibeault
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Thank you Brian and Barbara. Hope you can attend the Celebration of Life next yearwhen it’s safe. Love Mary

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  73. Marian and Lorne Tupling
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Dear Shirley and Family

    Our most sincere condolences on Daleès passing

    Sincerely Marian and Lorne Tupling

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  74. Carol and Stephan Tremblay
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

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  75. Barry and Marg Gilray
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    So sorry for your loss.

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  76. Gene Rear
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Shirley and family-
    Our sincere condolences to you and the family, we know he will be missed. He was always a big part of our curling scene in Meaford, Gene and Deb

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  77. Tom Buck
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Shirley,

    We are all so very sorry to hear the news of Dale’s passing. As I read about Dale, his commitment to family and community stands out. Our group has always appreciated the caring attention you have offered all our team members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  78. Rob and Val McConachie
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Shirley , Val and I are truly sorry for your sudden loss . Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

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  79. Vic Michener
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Shirley, we’re so sorry to hear this news. We can’t imagine your feelings, but trust that your memories and your family help you through this time.
    Vic and Laurie

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  80. Murray Adams
    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    To shirley and all family and friends,I know he will be greatly missed,however enjoyed talking to him over many years,the snowmobiling and donations,his challenge of building his boat,his experience with real estate and many other things he took time out to talk,a great hearted person,
    Our condolences Murray &Sandra

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  81. Elizabeth Park
    Friday, October 9, 2020

    Shirley, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Dale’s death. Please accept our sincerest sympathy on his passing. May family, friends and good memories help to bring peace and healing in time.

    Wayne & Elizabeth Park
    Chris & Stephanie
    Colin & Tom

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  82. Ruby D Day
    Friday, October 9, 2020

    On behalf of Bonnie Teare, Gary Day and myself, our sincere condolences to Shirley and family. May your memories of Dale comfort you.

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  83. Vince & Karen Letke
    Saturday, October 10, 2020

    Over the years we enjoyed many pleasant conversations. It was a pleasure to get to know Dale. He was a very gracious person. Our Sincere Sympathy

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  84. WILLIAM Scarrow
    Saturday, October 10, 2020

    To Shirley and family
    Our condolences to you on Dales passing

    Cousin William (Billy) Scarrow and Darlene AND
    Cousin David Scarrow

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  85. Patrick Curtis
    Saturday, October 10, 2020

    Shirley,
    My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. You have welcomed me into the community for which I am grateful and I am sorry that I didn’t have an opportunity to meet Dale. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by so many friends and family who care deeply for your well being and are here to offer support for you always.

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  86. Lynda Stephens
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Gary (Chick) and I are so sad to hear of Dale’s passing. Our thoughts are with you!
    Sincerely, Lynda

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  87. Dave Trumble
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Shirley and Family. Our household is full of thoughts and heartfelt condolences. Having never met Dale, I expect knowing you Shirley, he was a fine person. May his memory be a blessing.

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  88. Trish and Phil Cant
    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Dale was a valued Rotarian friend of mine, will certainly miss lending him monies for his fines. Our thoughts are with you Shirley and your family he was so proud of. God Bless!!

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