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May 15, 2024

In loving memory ~

CHILTON, William 'Dale' died peacefully at home in Chase, B.C., on May 15, 2024 surrounded by family. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn, daughter Cindy, son Doug (Pam & daughter Georgia), daughter-in-law Kathy (Anthony), grandsons Jordan and Brock (Anissa) and great-grandson Wesley. Dad was predeceased by son Glen in 2009.

Born in 1936 in Rocanville, Sask, Dad moved to B.C. in his late teens immediately becoming enamoured with the logging industry for 25 years during which time he worked in numerous small communities on Northern Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii working his way up to the Head Office in Vancouver.

During these same years, Dad obtained his private pilot license, served as Town Councillor in Port McNeill and a member of the Board of Directors for School District #85 and the Alert Bay Hospital. With the assistance of colleagues & neighboring small town business partners, Dad was instrumental in initiating the construction of the initial Port McNeill Airport and the Port McNeill Regional Arena. In 2010, Dad was humbled and honored when the arena was renamed The Chilton Regional Arena.

Dad & Mom eventually migrated to the B.C. Interior living first in Kimberley then in Chase where they were business owners & avid golfers. They also had the good fortune of owning a home in Glendale, Arizona where they spent many winters & formed lifelong friendships within their Sunday golf group.

Dad and the family are grateful for the care he received in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops prior to his passing and would like to extend a special thanks to the medical, nursing & allied health teams on 7N and GT8. Thanks also to Dr. Cornel Barnard of Chase for his many years of care & attention up to and including May 15th.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice is appreciated as you are raising a glass to Dad!

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