Dale Edwin Jackman
It is with sadness that the family of Dale Edwin Jackman announce his passing on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at the age of 83 years. Dale was born on January 23rd, 1937. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Martha Jackman; brother, Rob; and brother-in-law, Bob Ireland. Dale is survived by his sister, Marjorie Ireland; sister-in-law, Marlene Jackman; sister, Carol (Colin) Bouvier; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dale was a retired school teacher who had taught school for 29 years in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. He was an active life-long member of the CCF/NDP, serving on provincial and federal executives of the local riding associations in various capacities. Dale was a regular attendee of provincial and federal party conventions. He could always be counted on to volunteer during provincial and federal elections and during his lifetime, spent many hours doing so. He was a member and served on the executive of a number of progressive organizations including the local branch of the Council of Canadians, Amnesty International and the Moose Jaw Health Coalition and Moose Jaw Peace Coalition. Dale was on the Board of Directors of the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank. At Festival of Words, he introduced authors. Dale was active in the Saint Joseph Parish Social Committee, especially in immigrant sponsorship and support. Every year he filled his trunk with school supplies for students needing help. He took annual trips to Vancouver to serve Christmas dinners to the homeless and on trips to Cuba with a large suitcase of school and medical supplies.
Dale was especially proud of his nieces Denise, Desiree and Barb who operated schools of dance and he would always attend their recitals. He followed his father’s example in his love of gardening and flowers. In loving memory of his mother, he annually presented a scholarship to a Vanier grad student.
Heartfelt thanks to the management and staff of Providence Place for the excellent care is extended by the Jackman family. Thanks is also extended to Wanda Campbell, Gloria Chartier and Dale Holmberg who attended to his care, as well as to many other life-long friends for their kindnesses.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Rosedale Cemetery with Father George Thattuparampil officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Food Bank, 306 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V3.
A quote from a tribute as “Citizen of the Year”: Dale Jackman understood that no man is an island and the links provided by active participation in the community serve to create a compassionate and stable society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
We’re very sorry to learn of the death of Dale Jackman, who was a unique and lively character, indeed. He was someone who contributed much to the Moose Jaw community–and beyond. He was a wonderful volunteer for the Saskatchewan Festival of Words. No one could sell raffle tickets the way he could. Our condolences go out to members of his family.
Dale will be missed. A friend for over 40 years. His socialist heart was huge. So glad that before the lockdown we were able to spend time at Bobby’s for beer and sing alongs.
Dale was our Boy Scout Leade,r at Minto Church in the 1960’s. He was a good man then as he was throughout his life. RIP, Dale.
I had Mr. Jackman for drama at Central Collegiate in the mid seventies. He was a great drama teacher and brought out the best in his students. Never a dull moment in his class. He gave me a confidence that I didn’t know I had. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. He taught me how to face my fears for public speaker. Never got the opportunity to tell him , I hope he knew that he made a difference.
I am so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing.I knew him for many years.Many gardening questions and answers.Dale used me as a test person for a lot of his cooking experiments.He got me to like pickled eggs and made the best muffins,low sugar of course.He will be missed by all who knew him.RIP my friend.
Dale was on the same ward as my mom at providence place he was always smiling and always had a friendly hello for everyone..i will truly miss his bright smile. Rest in peace dear friend
Dale was larger than life and extremely kind. He had a great sense of humour. He was a truly good man. My condolences go out to all those who knew him.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Dale Jackman. He was always a bright light in the room. He will be remembered byhis former students and staff at Mossbank school.
Our sincere sympathy to the Jackman family, he had a heart of gold. I worked with Dale at school & knew him through the church, we had great conversations, such a caring man. God bless
Our condolences are extended to Dale’s family. He was for many of us a man of principle and pragmatism, passion and good humour. We will miss him. Lorne and Betty Calvert
Dale and I were very good friends. Learning of his death is a source of sadness for me. He had a positive impact on his students and made a great contribution to society at large. I extend my sympathy to his family members and his friends. Dale may you rest in peace.
Uncle Dale was the best substitute teacher anyone could ask for, I of course was his favourite in the classes he subbed for since I was his great niece. I am going to miss his loving hugs and his smile. Grandpa and Uncle Dale were a lot the same, had the same smile and laugh. You could hear uncle Dale throughout the halls and you knew he was in the building. Love you always and forever.
A great friend to my parents , Pat and Barry Stevens, and a fixture in our house for many years, particularly on a Friday evening with a glass of Scotch in his hand. His ebullient good nature and easy, raucous laughter raised the spirits of everyone who knew him.
It is with deep sadness we hear of the passing of Cousin Dale. Dale came to Burnaby many times to visit & also demo’d his love of cooking & baking sour dough bread which we enjoyed. Delicious fruit cakes arrived in Dec. Later he stayed downtown to attend many live theatres & went backstage to congratulate actors on a great performance. By phone he recalled enthusiastically hilites of drama. Ya, he really loved theatre! Many ethnic dinners & DimSum were enjoyed with friends. We met @ Holy Rosary Cathedral Vanc. to attend mass & walk on beaches w/ harbor views. Later yrs. Dale served many meals @ Union Gospel Mission, even Global TV news had smiling Dale in red apron & Santa hat! In New Yr. Dale came on Skytrain w/chocolates & fancy Murchie’s teas to be enjoyed while reminiscing his trips to England, Cuba & family updates. Dale lived with zest, laughter & an advocate for many. Missing U. Angel Blessings Light & Love
Sorry to hear this. My sympathy to his family. We worked at Glentworth School together.