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Date of Passing: Apr 27, 2023

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December 7, 1950 - April 27, 2023

In the morning of April 27, Dale Dufour passed away in his sleep. He was born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan on December 7, 1950. He moved with his family to Regina as a young child, but sill enjoyed going back to the farm during the summer with his aunts and uncles. After high school, he joined the Armed Forces, where he learned to be a limited electrician.He married his wife Louise (Lisa) on January 13, 1978. He and Louise then settled in Saskatoon, where Dustin was born. In 1982, he moved to Brandon where Adrienne and Barret were born.

He started there with Brandon Elevator, which was bought out by Otis Elevator. He worked there for 28 years until his retirement in 2010. In addition to his job, he was very involved with his children’s lives, whether for Cubs or Scouts, or coaching softball and hockey. Hockey was a real passion to him, as he became involved with the Neepawa Titans long after his own children.

He was very mechanically inclined and was always available to fix anything. Woodworking was a favourite hobby of his. He could always be seen in the shop. The many shelves, tables, toys, and other wooden decorations around the house or that were given away to family, friends, and neighbors are a testament to this passion. After retirement, he enjoyed driving the school bus, which he did right up until the very end.

Dale was predeceased by his parents Edwin Dufour and Doris Dufour (nee Casement), sister-in-law Ruth, sister-in-law Linda, and brother-in-law Felix. He is survived by his wife Louise (Lisa), children Dustin, Adrienne (Tom) and Barret, brother Dean (Debbie) of Rocanville, Saskatchwan, sister Donelda (Ian Bakke) of Regina, Brad (Gloria) of Oliver BC, Morley (Naramata, BC), parents in law Ermanno and Elisabetta di Nardo of Toronto, brothers-and-sisters in law Angelo (Pat), of Toronto, Grace of Mississauga ON, John (Nancy) of Caledon, ON, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th Street, Brandon, MB on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kid Sport Manitoba.

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As published in Brandon Sun on May 02, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I wish to offer my sincerest condolences to Dales family. I had the pleasure (at times a challenge) working with Dale when he worked for Montgomery Elevator 1981 on the RUH project in Saskatoon.. As a young elevator helper he taught me to be diligent, precise and to care, he was a very talented elevator mechanic. He will be missed. Daryl A Start - Posted by: Daryl A Start (Friend) on: May 04, 2023

  • So glad Dale and Lisa were able to make it to Terrace for a visit. His sunny personality will be missed by all. - Posted by: Herb & Carol Burbee (Friend/Inlaws) on: May 02, 2023

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