Rooney, Dana John

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.


There will be a private celebration of Dana’s life on his birthday, September 9, 2020.

Donations: Participation Lodge Grey Bruce (cheques only please).
Make a donation in memory of Dana John Rooney

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Monica Graham
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only got to meet most of you all once but so happy i was able to! Sending love and hugs to you all at this time. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Erica Rooney
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Love you, Papa

  3. Lorene Taylor
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Dear Linda,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wrote Vanessa how much I always felt supported while teaching the Rooney kids and I loved working with Vanessa and Erica. It was nice seeing the photos at the Lodge and seeing Trevor. So glad Trevor had this time with his Dad.

    Take care of yourself, Lorene Taylor

  4. Linda
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    To the best husband in the world You will always be with me You fill my heart with love You give me beautiful loving children You we’re always proud of each and everyone of them Your grandkids all loved you so much , And you loved them all I will keep you in my heart till we are together again My loving husband ,my lover, my best friend my soulmate , my everything Love you now and forever Linda xxoo

  5. Donna Rooney
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Dear Dad, I miss you so much. I love you so much. I know you’re guiding us all through this difficult time. You are my guardian angel!! It’s been so hard to stay strong but I know with you in my heart I’ll be strong. Love you more than words can say!! Always, your little girl. ♥️

  6. Pyatt Sandra
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Dear Rooney Family
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your husband, dad, grandfather, brother and uncles passing. I know many of you, but Trevor the best. I worked with Trevor at GBSS.
    Take comfort in your wonderful memories, pictures and stories.
    Thinking of you all,
    Sandra Pyatt

  7. Lisa Small-DeCaire
    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Sincere condolences to the entire Rooney family.
    May your cherished memories bring you comfort during this time of great sorrow.
    Big hugs to my GBSS buddy, Trev! xoxo

  8. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Dear Linda and Family
    I am thinking of all of you at this very sad time and you have my condolences on Dana’s passing. You will all be missing him very much and I hope that memories of happy times together will bring you comfort. Especially to Erica, Vanessa and Trevor the three that I know the best, I am keeping you all close in my heart. You are a strong family and I know that you will all take care of each other and stay strong.

    Thinking of all of you ,
    Jennifer Dorgelo

  9. Linda Fountain Abate
    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Dear Rooney Family,
    I was very sorry to read of the passing of Dana. My link to the Rooney family was in the 1956-1959 era. Our families lived across the field from each at Squires Beach. My father, Don Fountain, worked with Gord, at Blantyre Dairy, later bought out by Silverwoods. I remember Dana as a young boy, and was friends with his sister, Jenny. We lived beside the McCoy family. I have lots of fun memories from those years. Dana made a wonderful life for himself and his family, and I extend my condolences to you all, and know you will cherish your memories in your hearts forever.

    Linda Fountain


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