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Dale Bousfield

December 20, 1969 - January 18, 2012


It is with great sadness we announce that on January 18, 2012, Dale John Bousfield of Oliver passed away peacefully at home in his sleep at the age of 42 years.
Dale will always be remembered by his loving family and friends: father John (Jack) Bousfield; his sisters Gloria (Cor) Vermeulen and Yvonne Dodd of Kaslo, BC; nephew Shane (Robyn) Vermeulen and their children Sara and Keira of Williams Lake, BC; nieces Marnie (Mike) Grant and their children Jadyn and Aliya of Williams Lake, Natasha (Ken) Austin and their children Jacob and Colton Chymko, Makenna, Ryder and Tyson Austin,
Desiree Gevers of Kaslo, BC and Richard Simmons Jr., Dale’s best friend since childhood who has always been there for Dale as well as many extended family and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary Bousfield in 2004.
Dale was born at St. Martin’s Hospital in Oliver and lived in Oliver until his passing. He attended SOSS and after graduation he worked various jobs. His last job was with Ruhland Construction until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 27. Dale never let the disease take over his life. He loved hunting and fishing especially buck camp with his friends, watching Nascar Racing on TV at Duane and Teresa’s on Sunday’s (he loved Teresa’s cooking).
Dale and Tia (his dog) would be seen most everyday going to town to meet with friends for coffee or lunch on Fridays with Richard.
Dale was a member of the Oliver Fire Department. He was honoured with a Life Membership which he was very proud of. He also belonged to the Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue and Kobau Mountain Men (black powder).
Dale’s family would like to thank all his friends for their help and always being there for him.
A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Oliver Fire Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Oliver Fire Department, PO Box 1284, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: brent redenbach
Relation: very good friend since 5 yys old

i have so many fun memories of dale. doubling me on his mx100 up peckers point when we were kids,camping,and his cb radio time. i talked to dale 3-4 times a week over the yrs on the radio,up until his passing. i have to say , i never heard him complain,and he wass a truly honest guy. he had a good wit.i was truly blessed to have him for a friend for those 37 yrs i knew him. it brought tears to my eyes to hear the loss.i thought about dale lots,and will continue for my days. loved you my friend. brent in ok falls

From: Tony & Bettina Meysen
Relation: Cousins

It is with great sadness that we heard of Dale passing. Our sincere condolences to family and friends.

From: Dick Parker
Relation: A life long friend.

I am very sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. He was always my ‘ Guardian Angel ‘ and Richard Jr too , looking after the ‘ Old Guy ‘ as they called me. I will never forget Dale.

From: Diane Young
Relation: friend

I’ll miss you my friend. I saw you every friday for the past couple of years. You were a thoughtful, truly special man. I only wish I knew you longer. I know I will see you again some day.

From: Ted and Ruth Meysen
Relation: Cousins

We were so sad to hear of Dale’s passing. He was a wonderful caring person who always had a positive attitude. He will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences to his Dad, Jack, Sisters Gloria and Yvonne and their families. Rest in Peace Dale, our thoughts are with you.
Love Ted and Ruth

From: Charity Boyd Calder
Relation: cousin

Thinking of Gloria, Yvonne and family at this time. I remember playing at the house with Dale and the cousins- fun times.

From: blaine and joan nunweiler
Relation: friends

Dear Jack, Gloria and Cor, It is very obvious how special Dale was to everyone who knew him, from a little boy to a grown man.Let me say how much we’ will miss saying hi to him and Tia. He was destined for greater things, off this earth. He always was good to other and would lend a helping hand, true to himself and his family and friends right to the end, he has left us richer with having known him.In our black powder club we called him high pockets, when I’d be needing something off a tall shelf I would call high pockets, and he would just grin….god bless Blaine and Joan Nunweiiler.

From: Aggie & Keith Weinrich
Relation: family friend

Dear Jack, Gloria, Yvonne and families,
Our sincerest condolences with the loss of your son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. We didn’t know Dale, but we know the rest of you. May all the happy memories carry you through this difficult time.
Hugs, Aggie & Keith

From: AJ and Dianne Povey
Relation: good friend of Dale's sister Yvonne

I have heard so many good things about Dale over the years. He truly was a angel on earth for the past 42 years and now will continue shining down on all of us. I feel lucky to have met him.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 28, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Oliver Fire Hall
9399 - 99th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Oliver Fire Hall.

9399 - 99th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Oliver Fire Department,
PO Box 1284,
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

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