Dale Axford passed away February 27, at the age of 57, in Kelowna BC with his beloved daughter by his side. Dale was surrounded by the love of all his family during his final weeks. Dale was a dedicated father of five: Brent, Tracy, Danielle, David, and Cassandra along with seven grandchildren: Alia, Emma, Colton, Dylan, River, Olive, and Grace.
He will be remembered for his charm, kindness and generosity as much as for his ability to fix appliances, vehicles and the hearts of his family. Dale was an inspiration to many, but a very special moment was when he returned to high school to support his granddaughter Alia, and they graduated together. He sure knew how to lead by example.
Dale was born in Burnaby BC and spent the majority of his childhood at Cultas Lake with his parents Dennis and Levern, and three brothers Wayne, Gary, and John. Before moving to Golden in 1988, Dale spent time in Kelowna where he had a variety of jobs in automotive and met Debora. Dale shared a large portion of his life with Debora and they enjoyed many good years in Golden, and several wonderful family vacations, such as house boating on the Shuswap.
In Golden, Dale spent many years working in the automotive industry, and a large portion as the owner of a motel, and he ended his career in the lumber industry. In his spare time, Dale loved playing hockey. Whenever he needed to relax, he would go fishing, or work on his carpentry projects in his shop. He also had a strong natural talent for home renovations, and his ingenuity never ceased to amaze.
A private family service was held February 28th and two additional private gatherings will be at a later date.