Dale Alphonse Blimke

04/04/1955 - 19/01/2023


Obituary For Dale Alphonse Blimke

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and great uncle, Dale Alphonse Blimke, on January 19, 2023, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 67.

Dale was born April 4, 1955 to parents Bernard and Yvonne Blimke, and grew up on the Bayens family farm in the Five Mile District east of Grande Prairie. Dale graduated from St. Joseph High School, Grande Prairie, in 1973.

Dale’s career began in the spring of 1973 at the new Proctor & Gamble pulp mill. Dale started work there before he graduated from high school and was one of the early employees hired. He continued working at the mill through all the Company changes to Weyerhauser and International Paper as a Unit 3 operator, a ticketed Instrumentation Technician and finally the Mill Instrumentation Planner. He also took on the role of an EMT for the Mill site, which gave Dale great satisfaction. Dale retired in April of 2019 after 46 years of service.

In 1990, Dale married Marlene and together they raised 4 children on the family farm East of Grande Prairie, just 3 miles from where he grew up. Dale was a hard worker, loved travelling, gardening, farming and raising cattle, all of which he continued to do until recently. Dale was always willing to offer a helping hand to family and friends. His sense of humor and presence will be missed terribly.

Dale is survived by his wife Marlene of 33 years, four children, Bryce, Shayne (Heather), Darren (Heather), Chelsea (William), grandchildren Avery and Blake; sisters Maxine (Larry), Eleanor (Raymond), and Colleen (Jean-Paul), nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Dale was predeceased by his father, Bernard in 2015, and mother Yvonne in 2020 as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

A celebration of life lead by Father Leo English for the late Dale Blimke will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 1 pm at the Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 – 99 Ave, Grande Prairie). Interment to follow at the Grande Prairie Cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshment will take place at the Bear Creek Funeral Home following burial.

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Memorial donations in Dale’s honor can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home &


27 Jan

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
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  • 01/27/2023

    Marlene and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you What a beautiful service God bless you Gerald and Chrissie

  • 01/26/2023

    To Dale's family, Maxine's family, Eleanor's family, and Colleen's family-we are so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Love the Duperron family

  • 01/26/2023

    Dedicated to beloved Dale, with condolences to Marlene and all the family. Psalm 112: verses 4 through 9. From cousin Jan Blimke

  • 01/25/2023

    Marlene & family... our deepest sympathies for your loss. Dale was a great person to work with over the many years at the mill. He was always great to talk to and had a wonderful sense of humour. RIP Dale. Sharon & Bruce Schneider

  • 01/25/2023

    My deepest sympathies to Marlene and family. May you find peace and comfort at this painful time. Had lunch and coffee with Dale at the mill for over 20 years, we traveled in Europe together and did hundreds of first aid calls. Behind the big sense of humor and the mischievous twinkle in his eye Dale always cared deeply and sincerely for all the people in his life. He was a gift, God bless. Dwight Anderson

  • 01/25/2023

    Marlene and family, Deepest condolences to you and your family. I always had nice little chats with Dale whenever he would come to Costco Optical and window shop for frames. Always friendly and smiling! Rhonda Dion

  • 01/24/2023

    Sorry for your loss Marlene and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed& Wanda Zaichkowsky.

  • 01/24/2023

    So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. I have happy memories of riding the school bus and the fellowship on the way to school and home again.

  • 01/24/2023

    With Dale, I had a great co-worker, mentor, and friend. We could, and always shared the same sense of humor. Dale, I'm happy that you were a part of my life. So with that, please don't leave me behind, For my final days here are still left unsigned With our human condition, and how we're designed, Allows us our choices, and how we're defined For my thinking and thoughts, to which I'm resigned, Keeping mine good for you, gives me peace of mind My memories of you, I keep wonderful and kind, Keeping you in my soul, so you'll be easier to find God speed Dale, you'll always be with me Henry J Piepers

  • 01/24/2023

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Marlene & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol & Barry Adams

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