Dallas Grant O'LAIN

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O'LAIN, Dallas Grant August 26, 1957 - July 31, 2017 The family of Dallas O'Lain are deeply saddened by his unexpected passing at the young age of 59 on Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. A special thanks to Dr. Wall; Dr. Degenhart; Dr. Sachin Shah nephrology team/dialysis SPH; Dr. Peter Porostocky; for their diligence getting Dallas to the U of A hospital in Edmonton, ICU nurses Russ and Shawn, air/ground ambulance to Edmonton, paramedic Dane for a good talk in flight, the U of A hospital ICU, nurses, hepatology and dialysis teams; and back in Saskatoon for our final 7 weeks, Dr. Truchan, for your time and directness we are grateful; Dr. Basi, for your never-ending calm in hearing our needs and acting on our behalf, you are respected and forever appreciated; Dr. Bruce Cload, a true gift with the endless knowledge, tireless care and respect for Dallas and family providing a positive memory; ICU nurses, Shannon and Ben, for your strength in the final hours; Dr. Steven Goluboff for 25 years of diligent dedication to Dallas' health care; the constant loving support of SPH spiritual care; and Father Rhéal Bussière who was at our side as Dallas was called "Home". Doretta and Ray, neighbours we knew for years and now know in a way that has touched our hearts, Bundt banana loaf put the most beautiful smile on Dallas' face and you have given me the strength to embrace each new day, "love thy neighbour", I do, thanks for you. FINDING THE BEAUTY IN THE EVERYDAY, thank you Marilyn and Jim. Dallas was born in Swift Current, SK where he did his schooling. Upon graduation, he moved to Saskatoon to study Commerce at the U of S. He took a leave from education for almost 15 years during which time he was employed at McDonald's Consolidated, got engaged to and married Paulette (Funk) and became the proud Dad to his greatest accomplishments, his 2 sons. Saskatoon became home for his much loved family. At age 35, job loss led him back to education at SIAST, where he graduated in the top 3 from IETT. Dallas secured a job at Sasktel where he proudly worked and was awarded an opportunity over the next 23 years to offer his brilliance to many jobs working with many people. Dallas was always willing and hoping to share all that he was. He enjoyed many hobbies, gardening, his pond/fish, reading, salvage, home improvements and owning Chevy trucks, in particular, his Blue '72. Dallas will be remembered for being a kind, caring and compassionate man always wanting to help others. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Rosaleen; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Vivian; and brother-in-law, Larry. Dallas is survived by his wife of 34 years, Paulette; sons, Zachary (Sophie) of Edmonton and Spencer (Erin) of Saskatoon; brother, John (Joan) of Okotoks; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Jim) of Swift Current; as well as nephews, Jay (Elisha) and 2 great-nieces of Calgary; Matthew (Jamie) of Leduc, Mark of Swift Current; niece, Joanne (Marcel) and great-nieces, Chelsea and Alyssa of Cochrane; numerous aunts and uncles, friends and co-workers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SCAT (108- 2750 Faithful Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6M6) for Dallas' love of animals. He leaves behind family pets, his sweet Lucy, Grandpa's girl Iris, Indie, Sheldon, Leonard and newest addition he did not have the pleasure to meet and get to know, Kya. A private family graveside service will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are invited to a time of conversation, something Dallas so loved, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorial.ca Arrangements entrusted to Carley Brown.

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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on June 13, 2018
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