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Dale Handyside

Born: Mon., Nov. 9, 1925
Died: Sat., Oct. 11, 2014


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Location: Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium


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Dale was born in Erskine on November 9, 1925 to Thomas and Cora Handyside.  He was raised on the family farm north of Erskine with his sisters Ruth, Jean, Audrey and brother Tommy.  Dale married Millie Schiffner in 1948 and took over the family farm. Together, they raised two children, Linda and Doug.  Dale continued to farm until 1972 at which time he and Millie moved to their current home in Stettler.  Dale became an established carpenter of farm buildings – a job that he dearly loved because it allowed him to remain close to the land and many of the farmers in Stettler and surrounding areas.  He was a great boss, mentor and role model to a number of young men and women whom worked part-time and full time with him over the years.  Dale retired from the day to day heavy lifting of building construction to smaller, home improvement and repair projects before finally fully retiring and pursuing hobbies such as golf, curling and bowling.
Dale passed away on October 11, 2014 at the age of 88.  Dale will be most remembered for his kindness, patience, honesty, quiet and soft-spoken nature and his smile.  He was dearly loved and respected by family, friends and an entire community.
Dale is survived by his loving family: wife Millie Handyside of Stettler; daughter Linda Martin (Leonard Klein) of Stettler; son Doug (Brenda) Handyside of Perth, Australia; grandchildren: Heather (Scott) Resch, Kelly Martin, Jonathan Handyside and Krista Handyside; great grandchildren: Madeline, Marissa and Joel Resch; sisters Jean Chapman and Audrey Lind; all of Millie’s family; other relatives and many dear friends.

Celebration of Dale’s Life
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.
Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home
Stettler, Alberta


Donations in memory of Dale are gratefully accepted to Erskine Cemetery or Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Dale and Cheryl Cysouw
   Posted Tue October 14, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about Dale, Millie. He was such a blessing and each visit brought big smiles - so positive and encouraging. Even our last visit with him in ICU in Stettler - He grabbed our hands and hung on tight. Dale loved his time working with Dale and everytime we pass a quonset that they built together - there are fond comments. Can't imagine the emptiness that you feel right now. Sending huge hugs.

Liz Millard
   Posted Thu October 16, 2014
So sad to hear Dale has passed away. We will miss him so much on Fridays at bowling. It will leave a great sadness for you and family. Take care.

Rick Nattestad
   Posted Fri October 17, 2014
Millie & Family; sending hugs and condolences your way. Although I haven't crossed paths with Dale often in the last while, each time we did it was like we just spoke the previous day. Im sure it was like that for many who knew Dale, one of the nicest persons I have ever known. I will miss that.

Dave & Dianna Barclay
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dale. Our heart felt sympathies go out to Millie, Linda, Doug and your families. We remember a lot of laughter on Friday nights at the Handyside house - just all in the name of fun!

Such a super guy with a kind heart and he will be missed by so many.

Our love goes out to you all at this time of your great loss.

Please take care of each other and give strength for the days ahead.

All our love
The Barclay's

Rick and Linda Gies
   Posted Thu October 23, 2014
Millie and families,
Condolences to all your family on the passing of Dale, we wish
everyone peace in the days and months to follow.

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