It is with great sadness in our hearts that the family of Dale Hayduk of Tofield, Alberta (formerly of Camrose, Alberta) announces her sudden passing in Tofield on the morning of January 11, 2021. Grandma or GG as all her grandchildren called her, leaves behind to mourn her loss, children Roxie (Dane) Rude, Alan “Shorty”, Michele (Bill) Parnell; along with their families, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joe; sister Dolores and Diane and her parents Leo and Agnes Miller.
Dale was born November 16, 1938 to Leo and Anges Miller in Heisler, Alberta in the back of her dad's poolhall and barbershop. She was the youngest of three daughters. Dale attended school where the nuns taught until grade 9 when she had rheumatic fever which held her back from continuing. As a result she lived with a heart murmur. Dale met Joe in a restaurant where she was a waitress. They then got married on August 6, 1957 in Heisler, Alberta. Then they moved to Forestburg, Alberta and lived in a basement suite where their first child Roxie was born on July 19, 1958 and their second child Alan “Shorty” on June 26, 1959.
Joseph and Dale then moved to their farm in the Round Hill community in 1960. In 1965 their third child Michele was born on February 8. Dale made many friends and had a big heart. Lots of good times with her gardening and helping with the farm work. In 1991 her and Joe moved to Camrose where they resided until Joe passed away in 2015. She then moved to the Sunshine Villa in Tofield where she made many special friends. Mom’s many hobbies in and out of the Villa included floor curling, bingo, dressing up for Halloween, doing her puzzles while watching her many soap operas. She wore many hats, literally! On her numerous adventures she enjoyed camping, playing Yahtzee, ladder golf and her all time favorite was playing her games at the casino. Getting pampered by her grandchildren was the best. She always loved to decorate her room for each occasion, which also brought joy to the villa and home care staff. Dale loved to brighten someone's day.
Mom, grandma and GG was so loved by her family and enjoyed any and all times that she could spend with them. The great-grandchildren loved all her stuffies and especially GG’s candy drawer.
She struggled with her health for many years spending a lot of time in the hospital or at Doctor appointments. Dale struggled with her heart, lungs, and kidney issues while living with diabetes throughout the years. Even though Dale struggled she never complained, always having a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Dale loved to make people happy.
Mom, grandma and GG, peacefully went Home to be with the Lord and to walk the streets of gold with the love of her life Joe.
Rest in peace sweet lady; until we meet again, we all love you and miss you already.
Due to the pandemic restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held. Interment will take place at the St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or the charity of one's choice.