DALE FRANCIS McKENNA

Dale Francis McKenna

June 17, 1949 ~ August 18, 2011

After a long illness, bravely borne, and in the loving presence of his wife and mother, Dale finally went home. He leaves behind his wife, Lee Mason, his mother, Florence McKenna, sister Terri Murphy (Jim), special cousin, Ron McKenna (Diana) and of course, his beloved dog, Missy. Also, Lee’s sons Jay O’Connor (Lisa) and Rob O’Connor (Carrie). The McKenna clan is large and widespread so there are many who are mourning the loss of this wonderful man. Dale loved life – particularly the simple things – sitting by a campfire or playing with his dog. An avid conservationist, and long-time member of the Nanaimo Fish & Game Club, Dale was an active trap shooter and earned many trophies over the years. Dale was a long-time member of the Lantzville Legion.

Sincere thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses of the NRGH Palliative Care Unit. Dale could not have received better care. Special thanks as well to Dr. Kerry Coates who saw us through the entire ordeal. We could not have done it without her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dale’s name to the BC Cancer Society or the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program. A celebration of Dale’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 2 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd.