Dale George Barclay was born October 3, 1941 at Stettler, Alberta and passed away on July 23, 2012 while in the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 70 years. He was the fourth child born to Harry and Evelyn Barclay. They grew up in the Silver Prairie district. In 1949 the family moved south of Nevis where they established the Barclay Farm that still operates today.
Dale enjoyed baseball, curling, hockey and going to local dances in his younger years. He also coached some baseball.
Dale met the love of his life Carole and they were married March 5, 1960. Together they started their family of one daughter and two sons.
In 1973 they started raising Limousin Cattle. Dale enjoyed going to the limousin shows and sales. He met many wonderful people along the way. BarDale Limousin Cattle were shown in many shows throughout the years. Dale served as the CLA President from 1979 – 1981. In 1980 BarDale Limousin was Alberta Breeder of the year and also received numerous awards and medals throughout the years, including the Award of Distinction in 2005.
BarDale Limousin exported many cattle to different countries especially Mexico, where Dale and Roger Peters travelled several times.
Dale really enjoyed camping with family and friends, playing bean bags, horseshoes and loved golfing.
Dale really appreciated everyone that visited him in the hospital, especially the little ones.
Survived by his wife, Carole; daughter, Vicki (Wes) Anderson; sons, Terry (Wendy) and Rick (Kristine); grandchildren: Kyle Anderson (Samantha), Shianna (Ryan) Fenske, Tammy (Doug) Hemphill, Christine (Chris) Dobbie, Christopher Barclay, Corinna Barclay, Garnet Barclay, Emily Barclay, Tessa Barclay, Monty Barclay; great grandchildren: Jesse Fenske, Chloe Hemphill, Ella and Alix Dobbie; sister Linda (Danny) Chapman; brother Dave (Dianna); sisters in law: Lila (Casey) Greebe, Mary Barclay and Mila Barclay; brother in law, Bob (Myrna) Stevens; mother in law, Pearl Volker; brothers and sisters in law: Marlene Bauman (Alec), Bev (Gordon) Bauman, Elaine (Bob) Cornelssen, Barb (Stan) Gardner, Brenda (Dave) Reinbold and Allyn (Wendy) Volker; other family and many dear friends.
A Celebration of Dale’s life was held on Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Heartland Chapel of the Stettler Funeral Home with Reverend Helen Reed officiating. Loving tributes were given by Dianna Barclay, Troy Barclay and Roger Peters. Musician Evelyn Strandquist led the music to the congregational hymns Amazing Grace and In The Garden. A very special duet was performed by Ryley Barclay and Brody Jameson singing the selection “Forever Young”. A special recorded selection by Johnny Reid “My Old Friend” was played. Honorary Pallbearers were Ritchie Chapman, Duncan McNeill, Jerry Riggins, Allen Riggins, Lloyd Feil, Al Krieger, Ray Lundy, Roger Peters and All those who walked with Dale through his life. Family and friends gathered together in the Heartland Fellowship Hall for a luncheon prepared by the Union Hall Ladies. The interment then followed under a sunny afternoon setting in the Erskine Cemetery where Dale was laid to rest.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to the Stettler Health Services Foundation or to the Erskine Cemetery in c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0.
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