Born May 18th, 1946 in Prince Albert, Sask., passed suddenly Feb 29th, 2012 at home in Trail, B.C. from a sudden heart attack.
Our dad retired from Cominco (a steel fabricator by trade).
We’ve always heard he was a great tradesman. He spent the majority of his life living in Trail.
If you knew our dad, as many of you surely knew him very well, then you’d know he wasn’t the easiest person to get along with, so true. Our dad was very particular about certain things as many of us are. If you knew that, did you also know that he was deeply sentimental about family and friends? (Like pulling teeth to get him to leave Trail even to visit family) That kind of sentimentality may not have been as obvious, as our dad had a difficult time showing that type of emotion and it was hard for him to deal with events such as the passing of his mom Lawretta (Taber) Dalke July 10th, 2005 and his dad John Dalke Oct 7th, 1991. He left behind 4 sisters (Rosalie, Agatha & Rebecca, and Judy) and his brother (Jack); 2 daughters (Sherry-Lee and Pamela);and three grandchildren (Chelcy Dawn, Robert Cameron, and Kenneth Archer) and countless other relatives. LOVE YOU DAD!!!!
Dad talked about so many of you and just couldn’t help but complain about all of you, also-present company included. We tend to complain most about the ones we love and worry about most. So you know how special you were to him if your ears were ringing
a lot. Yes, he could be a grumpy soul yet nothing made him happier then if you’d join him for a beer.
That’s what we’re asking today. If you want to be there then come. We’re getting together July 7th, 2012 to celebrate him. Open house starts at 3pm at dad’s (2132 Daniel St.). Weather permitting we’re having a barbeque. Bring a chair, some meat, and an empty beer glass to have a beer on dad. We’re collecting
memories of dad-good, bad, and/or funny.
Please let us know you’re coming by June 20th 2012.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and/ or 1 (250)563-1864 and/or call (250)364-2620 (leave message)
Thanks to Nina Hamilton (Coroner) and to Everett at Grand forks Funeral Home. You were both so kind and patient and we, my sister and I, couldn’t have asked for a better experience considering the circumstances.