GILLARD, Dale Armand
With sadness, we announce
the passing of Dale Armand Gillard.
Surrounded by family, Dale passed away due to complications with cancer April 13, 2013.
Dale is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice; their children Allison and Kent Krauza, Lynn and Timo Tissari, Bryce and Alison Gillard; grandchildren Mitchell, Nathan, Samantha, Heili, Kai, Mattias, Devan, Iain and Graeme. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law and their husbands, Heather and Hank, Margaret and Dale, Sheila, Barbara and Cliff, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Dale was born in Calgary on January 30, 1938, but settled on the West Coast after meeting the love of his life at UBC. Dale worked as a forester before settling in Nanaimo in 1972 where he became a successful real-estate salesman.
Dale loved the community, volunteering with Scouts Canada, Cedar Lions Club, and the United Church. His passions included skiing, traveling, fishing, hunting and visiting friends wearing his boiler suit. He loved his family and friends and was an example of how to be a good husband and father.
Dale’s family would like to thank all the well wishers who sent notes of concern or visited him in hospital.
The character of the man was defined by the company he kept.
We would like to thank the hospital staff at Nanaimo General Hospital for their kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale’s name could be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, the Cedar United Church or a charity of your choice.
Service and celebration of life will be held at Ladysmith United church, 3rd Avenue and High Street, 2pm, April 26, 2013.
Telford’s of Ladysmith