TOLIVER, Dale Frank
1954 – 2013
Dale Toliver aged 58 of Rumsey, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2013. Dale was born October 5, 1954 at the Drumheller Hospital to Paul and Myrtle Toliver. He spent most of his life living at the farm and working out, first in Drumheller valley and later in the gas patch. In Rosedale he apprenticed as an automotive mechanic and later worked in Drumheller as an engine rebuilder. After that, he worked at automobile dealerships until he got tired of crawling under cars and bending wrenches. So he moved on to working in the gas patch as an operator working for many different companies as they were bought and sold and changed names. He worked at this job until he couldn’t continue. He started his love of hunting as a small boy, when he and his brother Tom went up to their dad and complained that everyone else had a shotgun and they needed one too. So their dad went to town and got them both double barrelled cork shotguns, then they were ready to shoot ducks and geese with dad. Dale the continued to hunt and fish all his life, later in life going to the Yukon and on safari to Namibia in 2005. Many trips were made with his jet boat up the Peace River with friends and family. The only game he went after that eluded him was the mighty elk. Dale took many trips to the west coast with friends and family to catch or try to catch salmon. All in all he had much success in all his hunting and fishing trips, but it was the trips he liked the best. Dale was predeceased by his father Paul and leaves his mother Myrtle and brothers Tom (Darla) and Howard behind to mourn, as well as all his aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends and co-workers. Many thanks to all the nurses and staff at the Drumheller and Red Deer Hospitals for all their care in his time of need. A special thanks to all the family and friends who helped and stood by him in the end to let him know he wasn’t alone. A Memorial Service will be held at the Rumsey Community Hall on June 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Dale’s final resting spot is to be at the Rumsey Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
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