November 16, 1945 – May 9, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale James Unger, aged 74 yrs, on May 9, 2020 in Salmon Arm, BC.
He is survived by his wife of 52 yrs, Ellen, son Shawn (Winnie) and grandsons James & Richard of Ottawa, ON, sister Ann Day & family, Aunt Ardena Zinger and family, brother-in-laws Ed (Marilyn) Nattass and Tom (Loretta) Nattrass as well as nieces, nephews, his cousins in England and friends across Canada.
He was predeceased by his parents Jim & Val Unger.
Dale was born on November 16, 1945 in Plymouth, England and came to Castor, Alberta, Canada when he was 11 months old. He then moved north to Fort St. John, BC with his family. In 1953, they moved to Hay River, NWT and he subsequently completed high school in Yellowknife, NWT. He had many good memories of his life in the territories.
He moved to Edmonton and met Ellen and they were married in 1968. Dale worked in several different careers throughout BC and Alberta and his training as an electrician took him back to his beloved NWT working in Baffin Island (where he developed a hobby of watching polar bears). In 1992, they relocated to Yellowknife for 4 years where he was the manager for Standard Electric Ltd. He enjoyed the outdoor life including boating, snowmobiling and a fly-in fishing adventure. He was also an avid curler, learning to “hurry hard” at a young age.
They retired to Salmon Arm in 2006. In retirement, they enjoyed travelling to USA, England, France, the Carribean and a cross Canada camping trip in 2013.
Dale always had a great sense of humour and enjoyed playing pranks. He was a good conversationalist and could and would talk to anyone. He was very fond of music including Western, Classical and Rock and Roll. He enjoyed playing and coaching a variety of sports. Later in life, he enjoyed watching his grandson play hockey.
Dale will be sorely missed but will always be in our hearts.
Due to the covid-19 there will be no service at this time. A family service will be held in Strome, AB later this summer.
Memorial donations can be made to the organizations where Dale volunteered; Salmon Arm Curling Club, Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to Dale’s family through his obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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