We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Unity
After a short stint with cancer, our Little Red is gone.
Dale George Brownlee died on June 22, 2022.
His ongoing belief that the “universe will provide” served him well through his life.
After initial employment at the local salt mine, he toiled many years in the patch. His children will forever associate the smell of crude oil on his work boots as a signal that he was home for the day. He rounded out his working days with the Town getting paid to watch hockey and cut grass. What a time to be alive. His coffee buddies at the rink shall raise a cup to him today.
He was a small-town guy at heart and he built a good life with his small-town gal. Together, they danced their way through 45 years of shenanigans at Little Assembly, 20/30s Club, Craven or any dance featuring his favourite local band. Their faithfulness to
each other took the lyrics of their wedding song to heart; they were partners and shared a dance for the rest of his life.
He was a proud papa bear to his four cubs. He miled out a few vehicles traveling to support his children in whatever they were pursuing. He was the go-to guy if you were in a bind. It goes without saying that his kids were always using and abusing his good nature to haul them out of trouble. Repeatedly.His children plan to honour him by proudly singing their version of Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed (Brownlee) Girl loud and proud to the dismay of every cover-band hereinafter. He’d want it no other way. The legacy of his legendary duster will be carried on by his boy.
This Zamboni driving grandpa will forever be loved by his dancing partner Candi, gang of misfits Kelly, Jenni, Leah and Scott, and beloved babies Kane, Sloane, Evan, Silver and Solomon. He left knowing he could trust his outlaw sons Matthew and Clifton to take care of his daughters. His sister Shirley (Lloyd) will miss Scrubby. His mother-in-law Gladys (Maynard) will treasure their relationship and his consistent care for her. He formed a strong bond with all of his Kelly clan, specifically his brother by choice Doyle (Lorna), little sister Wendy (Kent) and youngest in-law Pat (Nicole). He was blessed to have his sister-in-law Gail as a constant prayer warrior with him to the end. His nieces and nephews will remember him as a kind, red-mustached, smiley character. His brother Laurie, along with his parents Ken and Eileen, was waiting for him on the other side.
Hopefully his father-in-law Brian and Gram are with him too.His buddy Andrew was probably waiting at the gates for him with a pop.
If you met him, you probably liked him. He was a friendly guy like that.
He knew he was loved. Gosh, was he ever loved.
Card may be directed to:
Unity, SK S0K 4L0
Unity & District Heritage Museum
Box 852, Unity SK S0K 4L0