Dale passed away peacefully, with his family at his side at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, August 8, 2019, after complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Carolyn Blackburn and much loved dad of Carrie & Greg Parsons of Exeter and Brian & Heather Blackburn of Grand Bend. He was the very proud grandpa and biggest fan of his grandchildren, Blair, Cassie and Jordan. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bill Blackburn, Dorothy Blackburn, Don Blackburn, Larry & Helen Blackburn, Sherry & Richard Greene, Joan & Harry Kranenburg, Richard & Beverly Perrin and Pam Perrin. Dale was predeceased by Betty Blackburn, Glen Blackburn, Charlotte Blackburn, Randy Blackburn, Marlene & Joseph Sebo and Jim Perrin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Dale was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and words of wisdom, “nothing good happens after midnight”!
As was his wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at The Barn, Exeter Golf Club, 40374 Kirkton Rd, Centralia, ON from 2 – 5 pm with words of remembrance at 3 pm.
If desired, donations in Dale’s memory can be made to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or Jessica’s House Residential Hospice.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Prince George Retirement Residence for their care and kindness over the past several months. The doctors and nursing staff at South Huron Hospital were always there when we needed them, providing kind and compassionate care and for this we are thankful. Dr. Ryan, we simply cannot thank you enough for your patience, guidance, kindness and expert care over the years. We are so grateful for your support to Dale and our family.