Harold "Dale" Norheim

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Dale Norheim Norheim Dale (Harold Lonsdale) Passed away accidentally on Saturday, October 16, 2010, while working cattle with his family. While his loved ones struggle with having to accept the loss of Dale, we find comfort in the outpouring of support and offers of help from the many people whose lives he touched. Dale was born and raised in the White Bear area of Saskatchewan. The older brother to five siblings, he was counted on from an early age to take an active role in the operation of the family farm. From that developed the work ethic, dedication and drive that would serve him well the rest of his life. In 1969, he married Lesley; their union, obvious to the people that know them, was truly a partnership. Prior to earning his Degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972, he fit cattle for John Rudiger of Calgary who was pioneering the introduction to North America of an exotic cattle breed from France. Charolais would go on to become a staple in the cattle industry, and, for Dale, a lifelong career as breeder, promoter, sales manager and leader in the Charolais community. In 1976 Dale and Lesley built a homestead together near Saskatoon where they raised two children and countless generations of Charolais cattle. Dale's passion for learning all the bloodlines, and ability to remember every cow he saw, made him a natural as a fieldman for the Charolais Banner and later as a Sales Manager. His opinion was sought out and respected by colleagues and friends, and his leadership led him to serve in numerous capacities at high levels in the Charolais Association. Back home, he cultivated a cattle herd that was admired and respected throughout the industry not only for its quality, but also for the integrity of the man who stood behind it. When D Bar L Livestock was created, clients and customers counted on that same integrity when they gave Dale their business. Their trust was highly valued and respected by Dale and he worked long hours to keep it. Despite his success he was quick to say that it would not have been possible without the efforts and dedication of Lesley. He recognized more than anyone that it was her efforts, often behind the scenes and back home, that allowed their business to flourish. However, the business was secondary to Dale's love for Lesley and his family. Blessed with Lee and Lacey, his love for them was constant and his pride in them blossomed with each passing day. He spoke collectively of their intelligence and successes, and individually of Lee's intensity and drive, Lacey's compassion and sensitivity. Apart from his immediate family, Dale had great affection and love for his extended family. He was in many ways a second father to his brother-in-law Patrick and treasured the last few years when Patrick's children, Brinley and Jake, brought a new energy and spirit to the family farm. There was much laughter at family gatherings when Dale would exaggerate his gestures and facial expressions to convey a funny story or re-live a memory, usually at his own expense. Dale was a lifelong Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, holding season tickets for many years. It was very rare for Dale to miss a game; he often was accompanied by one of his close friends or family members. Over the years Dale was also actively involved in 4-H serving as a leader, judge, and volunteer on numerous occasions. Through Dale's extensive travels he met many people. He was a confidant to some; mentor to others but above all a good man and valued friend. Dale's friendships are too many to list, but he valued each and every one. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Lesley; son, Lee; daughter, Lacey; mother Mildred Norheim; brother, Don (Vicki) Norheim; sister-in-law,Eva Norheim; sisters, Barb (Sim) Stephenson, Bev Krush and Laurie (Gary) Mitchell. Because of brothers Dale and Don's marriages to sisters Lesley and Vicki, Dale had a unique and close relationship with his In-Laws; Lynn (Gerry) McKay, Wendy (Rick) Bjordal, Patrick (Cheryl) Dale. Dale has numerous loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, who made his life much richer. He was predeceased by his father, Harold; brother Dave; brother-in-law, Len Krush; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Pam Dale; and nephew, Casey McKay. Donations in Dale's memory can be made to the Dale Norheim Memorial Fund in Support of Youth and Agriculture (c/o The Charolais Banner, 124 Shannon Road, Regina, SK, S4S SB1) or to the Hanley First Responders (Box 178, Hanley SK, S0G 2E0) whose help and support in the family's time of need was appreciated and will never be forgotten. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Prairie Land Park, Hall A, Saskatoon, SK. To send email condolences to the family, visit www.parkfuneral.ca . Arrangements entrusted to Lynn Constantinoff.
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Oct. 20, 2010
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