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MOORE, Dana William

July 3, 1954 – December 29, 2011

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Dana Moore on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He passed away while doing one of the sports he loved, cross country skiing.

Dana was born on July 3, 1954 in Assiniboia, SK. After graduating from high school, he joined the Canadian Forces. In 1980 he married Heather Gunn and they had three sons, Sean, Kyle and Graeme.  In the Canadian Forces he achieved PEng and MSc designations.  He lived in many different locations and retired in 1996.   He found work in Calgary and moved his family to Airdrie in 1998. Dana had a passion for swimming and spent many years coaching the Swim club for the Special Olympics in Airdrie. He also loved working with wood and he was a true farmer in every sense of the word. Dana enjoyed reading in his quiet moments. Dana and Linda were married January 8, 2011. They spent many happy times on the berry farm and travelled to many sunny locations.

Dana is survived by his wife Linda Olliver; his mother Sylvia; and three sons, Sean, Kyle (Dallas) and Graeme; three stepchildren, Craig (Lisa) Raes, Dallas (Brad) McCaulloch and Layton Raes; five step-grandchildren, Keegan, Chase and Makai Raes and Kali and Boston McCaulloch. Dana is also survived by brothers, Dennis (Sandy) Edmonton and their children, Terry, Tracy and Alex, Deryck Vancouver, a sister Donna (Gary) Boehm Vancouver; and a sister- in- law Hallie Moore. He was predeceased by his father Howard and brother Dean.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Dana would have been honoured to have memorial tributes made directly to Special Olympics Calgary, 3676 – 48th Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5C8 Telephone: (403) 735 – 1022.

In living memory of Dana Moore, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Mark and Judy Dean :

    It was our honor to have worked and befriended Dana. He was a very generous individual who will be greatly missed by all.

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  2. Guy and Simonne :

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts are very much with you all.

    Guy and Simonne

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  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  4. Darlene MacIntyre :

    Dear Linda,
    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please think of the times you had together, and cherish the memories.
    We will pray for you and Dana’s family.
    Darlene MacIntyre & Fred

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  5. Nancy and Glen Gardner :

    Dear Linda and family; What a wonderful, wonderful man! I’m so happy you were blessed by him during his time on this earth and I’m just so very sorry it wasn’t meant to be for longer. Your Regina friends are thinking of you!
    Love
    Nancy and Glen

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  6. Linda,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. I worked with Dana while he was with GD and enjoyed the experiences we shared. I found Dana to be a kind and gentle soul.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Jack Currie

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  7. Linda my dear friend, I wish there were words that could express how deeply I feel for you, your family and Sylvia and all Dana’s family. Gloria

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  8. Albert and Gail major and family :

    Linda and family, no words can express how truley sorry we are for your loss.
    We are thinking of you every minute,and praying for you to have stength. Tom and Lucille, Rick and Deb and Darren and Brenda and their families are also sending their love.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Ollivers and Majors.

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  9. It was an extraordinary pleasure to not only have worked with Dana but also to have him as a cherished friend over the years. We will all miss him so very dearly. I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to all of Dana’s family members and will keep you in our prayers.
    Ron Lambert & family

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  10. Michelle and Brian Salisbury :

    We are so sorry for your loss. It saddens us deeply that this happened. Dana was a kind, gentle soul. He will be missed. Take care of yourself Linda. Surround yourself with Family and Friends and remember that you are loved by all who know you.

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  11. Russell McNeil :

    Linda, Sean and family,

    I am very sorry about Dana’s passing. He was a great coach.

    I will miss him a lot.

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  12. Harden's and Knutson's :

    One just feels so inadequate when trying to find words that would convey how sorry we are for your loss Linda. Just know we hold you in our heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. With deepest sympathy, The Harden’s and The Knutson’s.

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  13. Sheri & David Mackinder :

    Dearest Linda, there are no words to express our deepest sorrow. We are thinking of you and your families, you are in our hearts. Dana was truly a cherished sweet man, and it was our joy to see the love that he held in his eyes every time he looked at you. Sending you huggs and love at this very difficult time for you, with our love D & S

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  14. Special Olympics Airdrie :

    Our thoughts go out to Dana’s family. He was an inspirational swimming coach over the years, he will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy, Special Olympics Airdrie

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  15. Harlene Brown :

    To the Moore family,

    I was sorry to hear of Dana’s sudden passing and can only imagine the shock and anguish you must all be feeling. He was someone who truly loved the great outdoors, so I trust you can find some small measure of comfort knowing that he was doing something that he enjoyed prior to his passing. Also, I hope you will find comfort in all of your fond memories of him and the legacy of his commitment to both his professional and personal pursuits. I had the pleasure of working with Dana for a brief period at SNC-Lavalin T&D and really enjoyed getting to know him as a manager and as a person. He was someone who cared about his staff and wanted to do right by them. He also cared about his family and he often shared stories about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of berry farming, and the great experiences he had over the years with the Special Olympics. He was definitely one of my favourite managers/people to deal with and he will be deeply missed. My heartfelt and sincere condolences are extended to you all at this difficult time.

    In sympathy,
    Harlene Brown

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  16. Linda and family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dana was a kind and caring person.

    I am always here for you Linda.

    Val Oakley

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  17. Linda
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dana. My heart breaks for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Sending you a hug!

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  18. Gabriel and Karyn Orzeszko :

    Dana, a gentleman,a kind soul and a person ready to extend his friendship to a foreigner in his great country.

    We shared time in his home and in the outdoors on skis. Always a gentleman.

    Condolences to your family.

    Gabriel and Karyn
    (Australia)

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  19. Carolyn Imrie :

    Dear Linda:
    I only met Dana once and I could see he was such a nice person and I could see he loved you so much!!!! I was so happy for you! I truly can’t imagine what you are going through right now, but the memories you have for the time that you were together, will be a treasure that you will can hold onto forever. Luv from Carolyn

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  20. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    “when someone you love becomes a memory, this memory becomes a treasur. – author unknown”

    With sincere sympathy,
    Melanie Cloutier and family

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  21. Mike and Brenda Martin :

    Brenda and I were saddened to hear of Dana’s untimely and sudden passing. He was a true and loyal friend who made sure that he kept in touch during our many postings across Canada. We always looked forward to his greeting of “How’s your feet and ears?”
    He will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the family.

    Mike and Brenda Martin

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  22. So sorry to see this news today. I was a colleague of Dana’s for many years at General Dynamics and enjoyed working with him.
    My sincere condolences to the whole family.
    Karen

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  23. Lynne Driessen :

    Dear Linda, Sean, and Family,

    I was deeply saddened yesterday when I recieved a call letting me know of Dana’s passing.
    I coach CBAC(Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club) on Wednesday nights, at the same time as Sean’s Special Olympic Team. I will truly miss seeing, and visiting with Dana there!

    I am so sorry for your loss,

    Friends in Sport,

    Lynne Driessen & Family

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  24. I’m saddened to here of Dana’s passing. Although I didn’t know him well, our paths occasionally crossed at General Dynamics and at the “gatherings” at Kensington Pub.
    Alan Mann

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  25. Karen McGrath (formerly Thoreson) :

    It was a terrible shock to learn of Dana’s passing. He was my ‘neighbor’ at Royal Roads, and from then on I only saw him laughing, concerned, interested in everyone around him. How I wish his life could have been longer, so that the world could have been enhanced by his generous personality. My daughters, Kirsten and Tiffany, and I extend our deepest sympathy at your loss.

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  26. Linda, Sean, Kyle,Graeme,Sylvia
    My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I am there for all of you at anytime.

    Hallie

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  27. So sad for your loss, Dana was such an inspiration to me during my days at GDC along with many of my other colleagues. He will be sadly missed.

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  28. Dana was only with our group for a very short time but on behalf of the entire Integrated Projects team at AltaLink, I would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Dana.

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  29. Dear Linda and family members,

    I am shocked to hear of Dana’s sudden passing away. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dana for many years at General Dynamics.

    I share your loss with you. He will be missed.

    Please accept my sincere sympathy.

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  30. My deepest condolences to Linda and family. I had the honor of working with Dana at General Dynamics and sharing some outdoor experiences as well. Whether it be work or play…Dana was giving his best!
    Peace
    W

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  31. Randy and Laurel Rodgers :

    We knew Dana through the military’s university training program. He was someone you could count on. When our mutual friend Art Vandale passed away in 2005 Dana was very supportive. Lynn died in September 2011. From us and on behalf of the Vandale daughters, January and Mardi, we send our deepest sympathies to all Dana’s family.

    He was a very good man.

    Randy and Laurel

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  32. Vicki McElligott :

    Linda and Family,

    My deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Vicki McElligott

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  33. Mary AnneUlrich (jazzersize friend) :

    Dear Linda,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  34. Susan & Greg Snider :

    Linda – The last time we spoke, you told me of your marriage to Dana. I could see in your eyes and smile that you had found true love – someone who cherished you. My heart breaks for your loss and your are in my prayers.
    Susan

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  35. Margaret Stockton and family :

    Oh Linda– What a shock I got to hear of Dana’s passing when I read the Echo today. I am so sorry. Please know that we are thinking about you and the kids and grand kids and hope that the amazing memories of times together will get you through this most difficult time.
    Heartfelt sympathy…
    Margaret Walter and family

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  36. Jamie Marriott and Val Gertzen :

    What a terrible loss. Dana touched so many of us in so many wonderful ways. He was a kind and gentle man with such a great zest for life. You made him so happy, Linda. Thank God you found each other! We will always miss his friendship, his quick wit and wonderful sense of humour, but we also feel so blessed to have had him in our lives. It was indeed an honour and a pleasure to count Dana as a friend – and, “that’s exactly”!

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  37. Edward & Julie Schulze :

    Linda, we were very shocked to hear of Dana’s passing from the Neudorf Colony. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We truly enjoyed Dana’s presence-special memories of cherry picking and car pooling. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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  38. Linda – I just found out tonight that Dana had passed away. You had finally found your true love and you must be devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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