It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Harvey Thomas Dale announce his sudden passing on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Patty (McCredie) Dale for 46 loving years. Survived by his children Sandra (Jason) of Clinton, Joanne (Greg) of Seaforth, and Heather (Shane) of Austin, Texas. Fondly remembered as Grampy to Sullivan, Ray, Vaeda, and Quinn. He will be missed by his sibling Suzanne (Greg) Brandon of Clinton, and sister in laws Margaret Dale of Clinton, Judy Mackey of Ottawa, and Bonnie Brayne of Ottawa. Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Hattie Dale of Clinton, brothers Nelson Dale, Gordon Dale and brother in law Cyril Brayne.
Harvey worked tirelessly until the moment he passed. He cherished being out and about each day, chatting with his customers and helping in any way he could. He was also so humble and caring towards the many tenants he had over the years. In the evenings you could find him on the phone, lending an ear to whomever needed it. He loved music and would thoroughly enjoy sharing his favourite songs with old and new acquaintances.
Harvey and Patty always looked forward to their Friday night outings to Bayfield. Harvey’s hobby was flying his Cessna 182, which he treasured taking to London for weekend breakfast excursions with family and friends. Just this past Saturday, he was out on his last flight. He took joy in the beauty of nature, watching wildlife and gave so much love to all of his many pets over the years.
Harvey touched the lives of so many with his friendly demeanor, kindness, boundless generosity, and charismatic warm smile. He was the true definition of a gentleman and role model. He will now be reunited with his relatives and departed friends. Harvey did an amazing job instilling his work ethic, values, and passions in all of his children. Dad, your incredible work here on earth is done. It is your time to rest. Fly high. The sky is calling you.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Clinton Public Cemetery, on Friday, October 8th. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Seaforth (519-527-1390).
An outdoor celebration of life will be held at 33884 Airport Road (next to Goderich Airport Terminal) on Saturday, October 16th, from 1- 5 PM.
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