Dale Whitteker lost his battle with AML on Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 at home with his wife, Muriel, by his side.
He was the beloved son of Ivan Whitteker of Williamsburg and the late Jean Whitteker. He was the loving father of Billy of Kitimat, B.C., Stefanie Malloy (Mike) of Ottawa, Erica Walsh of Hull, and the stepfather of Vickie Lucier of Georgian Bay. He was the dear brother of Barb Whitteker of Williamsburg, and Ron (Shirley) of Chesterville, and the brother-in-law of Carole Graham (Lynn) of Maitland. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Dahlia Malloy, Xavier Walsh,and Rowan Lucier. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Allan Whitteker. He was also survived by nieces and nephews.
He was born on the family farm in Iroquois on April 13, 1948. The family eventually moved to Cornwall for Ivan to pursue his career with Canada Bread. After a few years, they moved to Williamsburg for Ivan to continue as the local bread man.
Dale attended SS No. 14 on Savings Street, which in later years was renovated to become Dale and Muriel’s home. He attended Morrisburg High. After high school, he worked for a short time with his father on the bread truck, then moved on to work with Cruickshank Construction driving a cement truck. Dale then started working with Voyager Colonial as a coach operator, and after 34 years, retired from Greyhound Canada.
Dale married his first wife, Sandra Monteith, and became a father to his son, Billy.
In 1988, Dale needed a new vehicle so he met with the loans manager, Muriel, at his branch of BMO, and as they say, the rest is history. Dale and Muriel were married March 9, 1991.
Dale enjoyed life. He loved to travel and enjoyed many vacations with Muriel. They travelled for a few years to the Caribbean and then enjoyed their golfing vacations to Myrtle Beach, also visited Florida, and wintered in Arizona. There are many, many wonderful memories of vacationing with friends and family.
He was a sports enthusiast. He played fastball, bowled, and was an avid golfer, being a member of Cedar Glen Golf Course for many years. He also coached the Williamsburg Old Timers Hockey team. Not only did he enjoy playing, he was a big Habs fan, Boston Red Sox fan, and Colts fan.
Dale was also a hunter and fisherman, traveling to pursue these interests. He and friend Richard Hess travelled yearly to the southern tier in New York State and hunted with good friend Dale Smith.
Friends and family called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Wed., Nov. 16 and the funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thurs., Nov. 17.