Dale Bradley Swirsky

25-Sep-1970 - 02-Jul-2017

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Posted by Rhoda Cook | 13-Jul-2017

A wonderful person gone too soon. Dale you will be so missed. Love Auntie Rhoda

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Posted by Jacqueline Ratte Kohut | 13-Jul-2017

I spent a great deal of time with Dale during our university years and I am a better person for having done so. He was a wonderful, special man. My deepest sympathies to his immediate and extended family.

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Posted by Bruce Marshall | 13-Jul-2017

Dear Karen, Anna, Clark, and family,

I am profoundly saddened to have heard the news of Dale’s/ your Dad's passing. It was just days ago he went past our house on his bicycle and we exchanged goodmornings/ hellos- I expect to see him again. So, it is difficult to put words to any of this- and I fail trying.

I will put words to what was obvious to me.

It was easy to see that Dale was a beloved teacher with former students visiting at the house or babysitting when Anna and Clark were younger. I imagine he positively influenced so many students doing something he was so passionate about- teaching. It was easy to picture him in front of his class, with his deep voice, in a crisp white shirt and tie- teaching his students.

He cared deeply for his country and government and participated in the 2006 Federal election.
He cared deeply for his fellow man with his interests and pursuits in volunteering at various organizations.

When our daughters were younger than they are today, they played together. On occasion Dale and I did spend some time together. Although I can not remember what it was we laughed about, I do know we laughed. And I do know I appreciated his sense of humour. It was also very easy to get a sense of his deep passion for his students, teaching, politics, and more. In recent times at basketball games, it was easy to see his passion for the sport, his players, and coaching.

Most of all, it was easy to see he loved and was devoted to his family. It makes my heart smile that Dale built a great tree fort and ripped out a perfectly good backyard to install a state of the art basketball court, simply to teach and play with his children.

These are some of the reasons why I very much admired your Dad.
I will remember him always as a very kind and decent man.
And- he will be missed.

You are in our thoughts.

Bruce Marshall

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