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JONES, Harold Dale

July 24, 1930 – October 15, 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Dale Jones, after a brave battle with illness.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eileen Jones (nee Allbright), his daughter, Nicole Jones Bradac, her husband David; his grandchildren, Roman and Petra; his sister Esther and her husband Colin Hughes; and will be greatly missed by relatives and friends worldwide.

Dale graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc. in Geology and moved to Calgary to pursue a career in the oilpatch. Dale loved sports, he was a dedicated runner, hiker, skier and pioneer windsurfer. He was provincial sailing champion for the Enterprise class for several years and taught sailing at the Glenmore Sailing Club. He prized gardening and the outdoors, and will be remembered for his commitment to environmental and social causes, as well as the arts.

A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club (166 Pinebrook Way S.W.) on Monday October 26, 2009, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Given the breadth and dimension of Dale’s charitable support, please send memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice, in his name.

In living memory of Dale Jones, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Eileen – we are thinking of you and your family and are very sad for your loss. Dale was a very special person with a great sense of humour and a unique perspective on life.
    Our sincere condolences
    Ena and John

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  2. All of us here at the YMCA, Staff and members, will miss Dale’s smiles and friendly ways. We will always remember him working out in the back row of the aerobics classes, as he was a YMCA member for 41 years!
    We’ll miss him dearly and our prayers go out to all of his family

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  3. Peter and Flo Makowichuk :

    Eileen and Family

    We were very sorry to read of Dale’s passing and want you to know our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
    We are going to MISS our golfing friend.

    Flo and Peter Makowichuk

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  4. Bob and Donna Needham :

    Eileen and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Dale. He was a true friend, amazing hiker, skier, and conversationalist. He will be truly missed by all of his hiking friends. We are very sorry we will not be able to attend the celebration of his life. Our thoughts are with you.
    Bob and Donna

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  5. Patti Shannon :

    Dear Eileen and Nicole,
    I just got back from vacation and saw that Dale had passed away on Oct 15. I am so sorry to hear that as he was always a very kind man. As you know, Dale’s path and mine crossed way before McLean & Parnters. I can remember going out for lunch with him many times back in the Texaco days. Even then he always impressed me with his athleticism and calm, thoughtful demeanor. Wishing you strength through this difficult time
    Best,
    Patti Shannon

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  6. Marlene Loewen :

    Dear Eileen,
    We were very sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We hope the memories of your times together will help ease your sorrow.
    Thinking of you,
    Marlene and Dan

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  7. Ronald Allbright :

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Dale. He was a good, kind man and we’re sure he will be dearly missed.

    The Allbrights & DeBiasios

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  8. Mary and Peter Mooney :

    Dear Eileen and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Dale! We haven’t seen either of you recently, but we have some great memories of times at the wine club, and especially when we were both on the executive. He was a very pleasant and interesting (and apparently VERY accomplished) fellow.
    Best regards, Mary & Peter Mooney

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  9. Michael Hartley :

    Eileen and Nichole,
    I’m very sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sadness.
    Mike Hartley

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  10. Stephen O'Neill :

    Eileen and Family
    Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss of Dale. Dale and I crossed paths many times over the last 25 years or so; former Texaco employees, members of the Eau Claire Y and lastly as members of the Imperial Annuitants Hiking Club. Dale was a true gentleman and his was a life well lived.
    God Bless – Steve O’Neill

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  11. Jeff Burrows and Ellen Querengesser :

    Eileen, Nicole, David, Petra and Roman.

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Both Ellen and I were very sad to hear of Dale’s passing. As you know, most of our encounters with Dale were in and around our beautiful backyards and the lane-way we shared as neighbours. We will always remember Dale’s great humour and kindness and the incredibly positive perspective he always brought to our conversations. We will always remember him.

    We are sorry that we cannot attend the celebration of his life tomorrow.

    Kindest regards,
    Jeff and Ellen.

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  12. Eileen, Nic & Dave,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will remember Dale when I spend time enjoying the outdoors and while attending concerts and other cultural events. Wishing you strength during this time, my thoughts are with you…

    Much Love, Susan

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  13. Eileen and Family
    I was saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. I only knew Dale for a couple of years – we met through the Esso Annuitants Hiking Club. On my very first hike w/ the Esso group, Dale saved the day for me, when I forgot hiking sox & Dale was able to provide me a spare pair from his pack. We walked together in the mountains on a number of occasions – Dale obviously loved to be out there. He will be missed.

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  14. Peter & Jerie Roxburgh :

    Dear Eileen Please accept our symphathy in your loss of Dale he was such a gentleman considerate and kind he will be greatly missed by us all.

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  15. Bud and Betty Lou Purkiss :

    Dear Eileen – We extend our sympathy on your loss of Dale. It was a special privilege to have known him and always an enjoyable time spent with him on a hike.

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  16. Dear Eileen,
    My thoughts are with you. I have many fond memories of Dale. I hope he and my father are sailing their boats in heaven. He was a very special godfather.

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