In Memory Of


This obituary is protected by copyright by Flinn Funeral Services Ltd, proudly serving West Central Alberta, Canada. All rights reserved.

David Charles Dale

Aug 6, 1950 - Oct 1, 2021


  Due to current health concerns and the extent of the lives Dave impacted, a private family-only service will be held at this time. A more public celebration of his life may be held at a future date.


Charitable contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association.


David Charles Dale, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbour, passed suddenly at his residence at Sylvan Lake, Alberta on October 1, 2021 at the age of 71.
David was born in London Ontario, attended Fanshawe College in London and Centennial College in Toronto, achieving his Heavy Equipment Technician certification (HET). He started his career with Chas.L.Dale & Sons farm equipment in Belmont Ontario and furthered his trade by obtaining certification in Automotive and Farm Equipment mechanics. In 1980 he relocated with his young family and made Sylvan Lake their home community. Dave continued his career as a Heavy Equipment Technician and in the last ten years prior to retirement, was a HET instructor at Red Deer College.
Dave’s contributions were both numerous and varied, from Boy Scouts to 4-H clubs, volunteer firefighter to Rural Crime Watch and kids sports to parent council among many others. Most notably, Dave was a community Santa Claus, a volunteer driver for Central Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Winter Games, Canada Winter Games and most recently the driver for the Sylvan Lake Senior Citizens’ bus association and reffing old timers hockey.
Dave always took time to chat, was willing to diagnose car troubles for those in need, and never turned down a chance to lend a hand.
Dave is survived by his wife Brenda, his sons: Robert (Bri), Gregory (Florence) and Steven (Nadine), extended: Randi Dale, his grandchildren: Preston, Andrew, Bronson, Victoria, Maizee and Michelle, his siblings: Linda Wintermute (Ed), Lorne (Betty) and Karen Zimmer (Paul).
Dave was a man of great integrity, tremendous joy and truly gave more than he took from the world.
Dave will be greatly missed by his community and his family.

Due to current health concerns and the extent of the lives Dave impacted, a private family-only service will be held at this time. A more public celebration of his life may be held at a future date.

Charitable contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151


Pat Sawyer:

Dear: Brenda, Robert, Greg and Steven
I'm completely devastated. I want to express my sincere condolences to all of you, as you well know I went to school with all your kids, Rob I believe is the same age as me. My fondest memories of Dave is he played old timers Hockey at the Arena for many years and rarely missed a game, Dave was a true people person, he always wore a smile and had a real zest for life, his passing is far to soon. May time and the lasting memories of your Dad (husband for Brenda) help you along, and you will have many wonderful memories as Dave was one incredible human being, again i' m so sorry for you loss.

Pat Sawyer

Sandra Simpson :

Our deepest condolences. Our residents, families and staff will truly miss all the joy Dave brought to us at Bethany during the Christmas season. He was so kind to be our Santa for our family Christmas party for a few years. Our prayers are with you.

Noreen McCallum:

How blessed I am to have had Jovial Dave in my life. I thought we had more time together. Keeping the Dale family close to my heart as I do the memories of Dave, a good friend to many.

Barb Leedham (Thurston), Josh, Bryce and Kayla:

Brenda, Rob, Greg, Steve and your families
Our hearts go out to all of you. The earth has lost a special, jovial person with Dave’s passing.

Joe Redmond and Lou Ann Thomson:

Brenda and family, We were shocked and sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We knew Dave from the seniors walking group and always enjoyed his enthusiasm for life.

Ann Faulk:

My sincere condolences to you & your family.
In my thoughts & prayers.

Liana Walters:

My deepest condolences to you, Brenda and Rob, Greg and Steven and their families. I always loved seeing David at the office-one of my favorite patients! He was always so cheerful and full of great stories. He will be truly missed but never forgotten by all who knew him.

lora ligate:

blessings to your family

Diane Powell:

Sending sympathy and hugs to you, Brenda. Dave always had a smile and a warm hello for everyone. He was a true community man sharing his talents and friendship with us all. He made a difference in Sylvan Lake and will be missed.

Melinda Wiebe:

Dear Brenda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a great guy. He always made me smile. I hope your memories will comfort you in this difficult time. He touched many people with his kindness. Hugs.

Carol Lariviere:

Carol and myia in Ontario. Sending a heartfelt hugs to Brenda and family. A truly wonderful person. Sad day for sure. We lost a good one

Kelly Hansen:

My deepest condolences to Brenda and the boys. Dave will be missed so much as one of the nicest people ever, big smile, friendly chat and a great supporter of 4-H. Hugs to all of you.
Kelly and Eric Hansen and family

Chris Lust:

My condolences to you and your family of your loss. Dave was such a kind and giving soul and will be missed by our community. My thoughts are with you.

Margo Bailey:

My family extend our sincere condolences to you Brenda and your whole family. Greatly saddened of hearing of Dave's passing. Grew up in Belmont knowing him.
A small community everyone knows everyone. He will be missed.

Russ Farquhar and Berneice:

So sorry to hear about Dave. You are in our Prayers Brenda

Bob and Susan Samson:

Dear Brenda and Family. We are sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We knew Dave as a strong Sylvan Lake supporter. Dave was a humble man that truly loved life and the people around him. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with you.

Dave & Deb Parry:

We are sending our love and hugs. Holding you and your family in our hearts.

Dale Mann :

My condolences to Brenda and Family!

John and Jane Walsh:

Sending our deepest sympathy Brenda to you and all the family. He will be missed by everyone.

Gail Nason:

Truly a hole will be left with Daves passing. Always smiling, helpful and gave great hugs. Will miss him.

Joyce and Ross Crawford:

Our heart goes out to Brenda and her family at this sad time. We have such good memories of our visits with Dave and Brenda in the west and in Ontario.

Diane (Lake) Boughner. :

I also grew up with Dave in Belmont. It was such a shock to read of his passing. My condolences to Brenda and Family

Michael & Allison Ammeter:

Our condolences to Brenda and family - so sorry to hear.

Shain family:

Deepest sympathy to you Brenda, and family. Our thoughts are with you all.

Marlene (Dave) and Murray

Phil Hudson & Family:

Sincere condolences Brenda and Family. Remembering our Moose Hunting trips to northern Ontario prior to Daves move to Alberta. Dave was a true entertainer no matter where he was. He will be missed by many.....

Val and Darlene Langevin:

Sorry to hear of your loss.
You all are in our hearts and prayers.
Val and Darlene Langevin

Robin Hurlburt :

I am very sorry to hear about David’s passing. Dave was always a pleasure to work and coffee with at Red Deer College. My sincere condolences to his family.

Rhonda and Tom Thorndale :

Oh Brenda, we were shocked to hear of the passing of Dave. We only meet him a few times but what a nice person. Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Michael Dawe :

My deepest condolences

Connie MacDonald:

Words cannot express the sadness Gary and I felt on learning of your family's great loss. Dave was always seemed so happy and content with his place in the world.He will truly be missed.

Wilma Shackleton, Patricia and Tom Wolsey:

Sending you sincere condolences as you adjust to this tremendous loss for you and your family. We will be thinking of you with love.

Adrian and Audrey Valli:

Adrian and I were really sorry to hear of David's passing. He will be greatly missed. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

Wayne and Diane Burgess :

Brenda and family
Our sincere condolences on your loss of your great husband, father and grandfather. Dave always had a huge smile and a willingness to help everyone. Heaven has gained a great one for sure.
Big hugs to everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Karen Dance:

Our sincere condolences to you Brenda & your family. May your many memories give yo comfort .

Barry Smith:

My condolences go out to Brenda and her family.
Many great memories of Dave (Tool) working at his dad's tractor dealership in Belmont
My thoughts and prayers go out to Brenda and all the Dale and Shackelton family

Travis Hamilton:

Wow...very sad news. Dave was one of the great ones. Remember him lending a hand multiple times while Rob and I would mess something up in his wood shop. My condolences to Brenda, Rob and Greg. Phones always on!

Brenda Harrington (Sellers):

I am so very sad to hear of Dave's passing. I too grew up in Belmont with Dave, and our families were very close. We had such good times together, memories to last forever. My most sincere condolences to you Brenda and your family. He will be missed by many.

Brenda Harrington

Sandy & Rick McGhee:

Dear Brenda and Family
Our dearest condolences to you all. How thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave was a wonderful man.

Penny Shackelton:

Sincerest condolences to Brenda and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely on behalf of Norma Shackelton and family.

Charlie and Brenda Dance:

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you Brenda and Family at this very difficult time.

Pam and Mike Rogozynski ( Frankland):

I am so very sorry to read this. Condolences go out to you Brenda and the whole family.
Dave was a very good friend growing up in Belmont. From the time we were very little he and I would play in the woods and even fish in the creek with a pole and a huge safety pin.
He was a big piece of my childhood. Our parents played cards together as well.
Such a good man, always smiling and ready to give a helping hand.
He will be missed. RIP dear friend.

Barb Fenske:

I can't begin to imagine the loss you have at this time. He was such a happy, friendly man. He always took the time for a chat regardless of how busy he was. He always brought a smile to those around him, and made you laugh. The entire community will feel his loss. Thoughts and prayers to all

Ron, Pauline Vallee:

Condolences to Brenda and family . Sorry to hear

Ken and Lynda Black:

Brenda and family
We were so sorry to hear this
Sending our condolences to you and your family
We had many fun times when in Belmont, even back in school days
Dave will certainly be missed by so many

Dorian Horlor (Smith):

My deepest Condolences to Brenda and your family. I too remember growing up in Belmont and the Dale family are well loved by all who live there and grew up there. May your memories and the love you have for Dave give you strength, and at this time , My prayers are with you .

John & Carol Fuller:

Sending our sincere condolences and our love to Brenda and the family. Our hearts are broken for all of you!! We have such wonderful memories of Dave and will cherish them forever!! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
All our Love
John and Carol

D Chyc:

So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Sending hugs to all.

Gerry & Andrea Mcintyre :

Brenda, Rob ,Greg and Steve ,please accept our sincerest condolences. He was a special person and his smiles used to make my day

Pam Mitchell:

We are sending our condolences to you, Brenda and your family! I truly know
the loss your going through and wish you the best. You guys were the best neighbours. Dave will be missed but not forgotten!

Derek Plastow :

One of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Every time I seen him he had a smile ear to ear. Always gave you a firm handshake and asked all about you and your family, and genuinely wanted to know. The world lost a great man. My condolences to the Dale family.

Wendy Morris:

My sincere sympathies to Brenda, Rob, Greg and Steve and their spouses and families. Dave was such a happy, sincere helpful, kind man and I always loved visiting with him! Dave will be missed by a whole community.

Randy Fiedler:

Lynda and I are deeply saddened that such a good man left this world too soon. Generous to a fault, quick with a smile and ever encouraging, he brought out the best in the many lives he touched. Our condolences to Brenda and the rest of the Dale family.

Gordon & Elaine Poulton:

Dave was a very happy man. We loved the time we spent at the golf course working for victim services.
Our condolences to his families and friends. Mathis memories keep your spirits happy

David Stinson:

Brenda and family. Erin just informed me of Dave's passing. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. I have a number of great memories of Dave over the years. He was one of the kindest, understanding and giving people I have known.
Please know I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Deepest condolences.

Dave Stinson

Cindy Aldred and boys:

Dear Brenda, Rob, Greg and Steve - Sending heartfelt blessings to all of you as you face life without Dave. I know how greatly Dave will be missed. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to know Dave. So many great memories. I shall be lighting a candle in honour of Dave, a big-hearted, wonderful man whose life was filled happily giving to his family, friends and community. Your community is here for you now, my Friend. From our family to yours, much love. Cindy Aldred

Alf Moore:

I knew Dave over 40 years and I know he’ll be greatly missed by his family and friends. My condolences to Brenda and the boys.

Darren Pickering :

This is so sad. I saw him not that long ago and he was friendly and smiling as always. Always enjoyed seeing him at the rink as a referee for many years. Just simply put an amazing individual. My heart hurts for the entire family.

Mona Goodland:

Hi Brenda and family, Don and I were very sad to hear that Dave had passed. We are praying for you and your family in this difficult time in your lives. We think and speak of you often and were looking forward to the time when you and Dave would be visiting us in the future. Take care my friend and know that we love you. Don and Mona

Gough Palmer:

Dave was an awesome mentor and friend. Never missed an opportunity to make everyone laugh.
My blessings to his family.
Gough Palmer

Ross &Barb Armstrong:

Brenda & Family
We are sending our sincere condolences to you and your family.
We have such fond memories of great times spent with Dave when
he lived in Belmont.
Keeping you close in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Barb & Ross

Lee and Kate Kent:

Dave was a kind and generous man. We always looked forward to seeing him when he visited back in Belmont. He always made time to chat with us.
Sincere condolences to all his family. May your memories give you comfort.
We will remember him fondly. Our prayers are with you.

Karen Geier:

I just wanted to extend my condolences to Brenda and your family
I remember growing up in Belmont with Dave and his siblings..filled with great memories
Karen geier

Post Your Condolence

Please note your condolence will be published on this website, but not immediately. All condolences are reviewed before posting. Privacy and Terms

Our family is committed to caring for your family regardless of race or religion. We provide attentive, compassionate service from the first phone call until long after the funeral is over.

We will help you plan a service, assist you with the many choices and provide support for you and your loved ones in your time of grief. We know every family is unique, and we strive to help you make each service a personal tribute.

Visit our Rocky Mountain House Funeral Home website.

Sylvan Lake Funeral Home is owned and operated by Flinn Funeral Services Ltd

Copyright 2022, All Rights Reserved


Funeral Home Website, Sylvan Lake: Jensii