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Dale Norman Anderson
March 5, 1932 - December 6, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Norman Anderson, at St. Paul's Hospital, surrounded by his family, at the age of 83. Dale will be loved and remembered by his wife of 58 years, Donna; his daughter Shari Bedient (Gord), sons Mark and Darren (Donna-Marie); Grandchildren Ashley Ewen (Chris), Jared Whiting, Ryan Bedient (Roxie), Krysta Shacklock (Ryan), Emily Bedient and great-grandchildren Anthony Bedient, Casey Shacklock, Breanne, Tyler, Nicholas Ewen and a player to be named later; sisters, Beryl (Jerry) and Joan (Bud); brother-in- law, Dean Peters. Dale was predeceased by his parents Norman Anderson and Adra Anderson, brother-in-law Gary Woodward and great- grandson Henry Shacklock. Dale grew up in Regina and was passionate about hockey at a very early age. He played for a number of leagues in the earlier years; Prince Albert Mintos, Springfield Indians in the American League and then 1956 he was traded to the Detroit Redwings, a dream come true. The rest of his career he played for the Vancouver Canucks. After retiring from pro hockey he played for the Saskatoon Quakers and was instrumental in forming the Saskatoon Old Pros. Dale worked for Seagram's Distillers for 25 years travelling the province of Saskatchewan. Dale loved his hunting, fishing, skiing and was a member of the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club for over 40 years. While enjoying retirement Dale and Donna spent many winter holidays in California and Arizona. The family would like to thank Nurse Next Door and our very valuable caregiver Wayne McDonald for their wonderful care this past year. Thank you to the Doctors and staff at St. Paul's Palliative Care, for their compassion and devoted care for Dale and also thank you to his family doctor Dr. Y. Nataraj. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Saskatchewan Alzheimer Society www.alzheimer.ca/en/sk A memorial service will be held this Friday, December 11, 2015 at The Saskatoon Funeral Home on 4th Avenue and 25th Street at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow at the Edwards Family Centre. A family interment of Dale's ashes will be held in the spring at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com or www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarphoenix Arrangements in care of Morgan Edwards, SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577).

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2015.
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