In Loving Memory of
Dale Ray Valburg
May 12, 1932 – October 1, 2012
Dale leaves behind his wife Isabelle (Babe) of 53 years, four children – Liz (David) Vaughan, T.C. (Terry) Romine, Kelly Valburg, Chris (Tracy Janzen) Valburg; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister Darlene Fuoss and brother Bill Valburg, brother-in-law Bob Jackson, sister-in-law Nancy (Lowell) Iverson and many nieces and nephews in South Dakota.
Dale and Babe moved with their kids from a small ranch in South Dakota to Horsefly in 1969 where they continued ranching. Dale quickly became involved in the community attending rodeos and joining many clubs. He also started coaching many young men in the sport of boxing which was just one of Dale’s passions and in 1979 he was voted Citizen of the Year.
Family always came first for Dale and this was proven time and time again through his patience, guidance and love. Friends and neighbours also knew that Dale would be there when called whether it was a midnight call as a country vet, branding, haying or just to have coffee.
Dale touched the lives of many and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Horsefly Community Hall. A memory album will be created and stories and memories will be treasured.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or B.C. Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.