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Passing of UA Local 179 Permit Member Dale Clark
January 2, 2014
CLARK, Dale Patrick 1960 – 2013
We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of our husband, dad and grampy Dale Patrick Clark at home on December 26, 2013. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Carol, his children and grandchildren Talia (Jarrett Simpson), Jaclyn (Tim Coles), Alicia, Cody, Kaylee, Ryder and Haydn; his father Neil Clark, sisters Ellen (Chris) Williams; Patricia (Danny) Kucey; and brother Bruce (Bonnie) Clark; nephews and nieces, Ryan Doherty and his children Courtney and Brendan; Marc (Amanda) Doherty and their children Savannah and Cameron; Dustin Kucey; Ashleigh (Dan) Smith and Riley (Jill) Clark and Emma Clark. Dale is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Norman and Muriel Fillo and his brother-in-law Donald (Susan) Fillo and nephew and niece Andrew and Emily as well as many friends.
Dale was born July 1960 in Saskatoon. He attended Boughton and King George Elementary schools and graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate in 1978. During his youth Dale kept busy balancing school, work and athletics. Dale was a diverse athlete who excelled in all sports including hockey, football, skiing, baseball, watersports and wrestling. His dedication and skill led him to compete in the World Junior Wrestling Championships in 1977. Dale also received recognition and numerous awards during the five years he played as an offensive lineman for the Saskatoon Hilltops. Dale met his better half Carol on April 18, 1980. It was love at first sight. They married January 17, 1981 and were happily married for 32 years. During their time together Dale and Carol raised 2 beautiful daughters Talia and Jaclyn as well as their oldest granddaughter Alicia. Dale was a dedicated, loyal and supportive family man. He did everything for his family and friends, and spent the majority of his spare time helping those close to him. Dale especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He was a familiar face at dance competitions, hockey rinks, football fields and baseball diamonds where he showed his endless support cheering on his grandkids' achievements.
Dale was an exceptionally hard worker. A plumber/ pipefitter by trade, he received his journeyman certificates from SIAST. From 1979-1991 Dale worked at Consolidated Mechancial, the U of S from 1991-May 2013 and from mid 2013 to present at Pow City Mechanical. Dale genuinely loved his trade and completed every job he did with diligence and precision. Dale had a passion for the outdoors. Whether he was in the woods hunting, tending to his lawn and flowers or relaxing by the pool in the backyard, Dale was most at home when surrounded by nature. When Dale was around his friends and family there was no shortage of laughter. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He had a larger than life presence and was able to command a room with his incredible storytelling. Most of all, Dale was an honest man. He learned at a young age to be true to himself and not to care what others thought of him. Some people did not always like what he had to say, but they respected him all the same. Dale was a big man with a big heart and it is truly a tragedy that he was taken from our lives so suddenly and all too soon.
Dale was predeceased by his grandparents Mary Clark (1989), Katie Howe (1971), Albert Howe (1983); his mother Joan Clark (2010), brother- in-law Cameron Doherty (2003) and lifelong friend Doug Deichert (2012)."Most of the people who died yesterday had plans for today; don't take life for granted."In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale's name to the Canadian Diabetes Association (104-2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5), The Arthritis Society (1815D Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7H 1Y5) or KidSport Saskatoon (510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7). A Funeral Service for Dale will be held Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Rd.). Arrangements entrusted to Paula Olson.
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