Dana John Rooney was born in Toronto, Ontario on September 9, 1948, a son of the late Gordon and Frances (nee Twinner) Rooney.
Dana spent his final month at home with his family and on Monday, August 17, 2020 he died peacefully at his home with his wife by his side.
He was married for 51 years to his wife, Linda Lou Rooney (nee Dart), and they proudly raised their children; Michael, Jason (Angie), Erica, Vanessa, Ashley (Malcolm), Donna (Dalton), and Trevor in the Meaford area. He will be missed dearly and will always guide his grandchildren; Devon, Dustin, Joshua, Harmony, Cameron, Brittany, Eric, Logan, Evan, Katelynn, Dalton, and Jaxson.
Dana is survived by his siblings; Normandy (Jack Crozier), Phyllis (late Iggy Clarke), Jennifer (Fred Schram), Shane (Becky), Ian (Lisa), Rachel (Ted Broker), and was predeceased by Frank (Jean) and Neil (Judy). He will be remembered as well by his mother-in-law Ella Dart (late Joseph), Ella Mae (late John Henderson), Doris (Tom Raymond), John (Rose), Darlene (late Dave Raymond), late Tom Dart (Denise), and Ron Dart (Mary).
He will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephews and their families: Leanne, Joe, Willow, Jessica, Yvonne, Eric, Charlene, Michelle, Florian, Danielle, Rachelle, Norman, Andy, Jill, John, Ted, Katie, Alyssa, Kim, Barbara, Craig, Shannon, Renee, Grace, Sherry-Lynn, Lindsay, Gordie, Donald, John, Jamie, Debra, Nicole, Bev, Doug, Joe, Rob, Michelle, Serena, Dan, Brenda, Mark, Tim, Tina, and Trevor. Special thanks to Derek Stringer for his visits, Dr. Ashleigh Allan, Dr. Karin Euler, and VON friend Scott Clock for their medical care.
There will be a private celebration of Dana’s life on his birthday, September 9, 2020.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to Participation Lodge Grey Bruce (cheques only please) 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