PARK, Dale

Apr. 9, 1932 – Mar. 25, 2016

Dale was born in Eckville, the youngest of nine children born to Ken and Gladys Park. He was raised in the Rocky area where he was active in sports as a child. In March of 1955 he married Alice (Counnic), also from the Rocky area. They celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary earlier this month. He started his trucking career at the age of 15 and continued in this occupation for his entire life. He worked for several employers over the years logging over a million miles all across North America. In 1979 he decided to stay closer to home and began driving for Lacombe County, where is stayed for the next 18 years, retiring in 1997. Dale and Alice enjoyed travelling. They owned a wide variety of recreation vehicles over the years, in which they travelled extensively across the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed camping in the West Country with family and friends. Anyone who has known Dale over the years will remember him most for his jokes and colorful stories, not all of which were based on fact but were entertaining never the less. You never had to ask him to tell these stories, you got them whether you wanted them or not. He was an “entertainer”! Dale is survived by his wife Alice; one son Rick (Donna) of Bentley; four daughters, Brenda (Ed) Spycher, Sharon (Rocky) Potuer, Wendy (George) Ramage, all of Red Deer and Pam (Bruce) Spycher of Blackfalds. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral service at Dales’ request. Interment will follow at the Bentley Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society or a charity of the donors’ choice. Arrangements handled by Parkland Funeral Home.

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