Cook, Dale Edwin

Dale Edwin Cook  1986 - 2021 
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Dale Edwin Cook 
1986 – 2021

On Sept. 4, 2021 our lives were shattered when we received the call advising of Dale’s passing – he would have been 35 years old on Oct. 18. 

Dale arrived during harvest in 1986 to proud parents Kelly and Laura and big brother Nathan. 

Dale lived his whole life in Coronation, growing up on the family farm and attending Coronation School from kindergarten thru grade 12 – graduating in 2005. 

He then went on to trade school, apprenticing under M & N Construction and obtaining his Red Seal in welding. 

He took a brief break from welding to try carpentry – but ended up back in the oilfield. He continued to work for M & N Construction until 2017, briefly for League Projects and then on to Viking Projects. 

Dale liked to build with metal and wood. Some of his projects were gifts for his mother – a horseshoe pumpkin and Christmas tree, an old garden hoe from the farm that Dale replaced the shaft with one that was beautifully hand carved. 

He also built each one of his nieces a chalkboard stand – one of which is displayed on the memory table today. These gifts will be cherished forever. 

Dale had a vast interest in guns, attending gun shows and ending up with quite the collection himself at one point. He also fancied unique swords and knives – proudly displaying them in his home. 

Dale loved the great outdoors – camping, quading, fishing and hiking. He put many many miles on those hiking boots of his. 

For those of you who knew Dale – he had quite the sense of humour, didn’t he? His quick wit and smart aleck remarks were so amusing……priceless. 

There was never a prouder moment than when Dale became an uncle to Dharma, Breya, Tenly and Riley. We know he loved them immensely and they so loved their uncle Dale. 

Anytime he would come home they would be all over him. He loved getting them giant stuffed animals and they all still sleep with them to this day. 

Dale had such a huge heart – helping others even though he needed help himself. He would collect empty cans and bottles on his walks – advising he was going to use the cash for a good purpose. 

He sent his mom a video last year of a shopping cart full of items that he delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. 

Dale loved his dogs – his black lab “Archie” was his loyal long time four-legged friend. When Archie became sick and had to be put down in 2020 Dale was devastated. 

He then obtained a bulldog named “Bandit” who was Dale’s companion until his passing. 

Please know Dale you were truly loved, wanted, needed….you had worth – even when the bad thoughts told you otherwise. Your loss has caused excruciating pain and grief. Although you are no longer here your memory will be with us forever. 

Dale is survived by parents Kelly and Laura Cook; brother Nathan (Trina) Cook; nieces: Dharma, Breya, Tenly and Riley; grandparents Bill and Betty Banwell; aunts and uncles: Kevin Banwell, Tanya (James) Morash, Dianne (Rick) Gosselin, Karen (Ray) Bulbeck, Sherree (Dave) Clark and families; as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends. 

Dale was predeceased by grandma Twila Cook; uncles Kelly Banwell and Cody Banwell and Dale’s faithful dog Archie. 

A Celebration of Life was held on Wed. Sept. 15 at the Coronation Community Hall with Celebrant Verna Rock officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Coronation School ~ Mental Wellness Program. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-578-3777. 

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