Dale Feucht

Private Family Prayer and Graveside Service

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Obituary of Dale Feucht

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our dad, Carlton "Dale" Feucht. Husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandfather, with family by his side. Dad's neurosurgeon called him "resilient" and a "gallant fighter" during his four-month battle with Glioblastoma Bi-frontal brain tumors. Dale was born on June 22, 1943, in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, and passed away on March 5, 2024, in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

Dale is lovingly survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Terri Feucht (Calvin Fender); grandson, Chase (Crystal Kelly) Hepworth; great-granddaughters, Aria Hepworth and Caidence Hepworth; granddaughter, Raquel (Spencer) McNamara; great-grandson, Harvey McNamara; great-granddaughter, Stevie McNamara; grandson, Travis Hepworth, and fiancé, McKayla MacQuarrie; granddaughter, Christie Fender; son, Keith Feucht (Carol Banks); granddaughter, Daneka Feucht; son, Richard (June) Feucht; grandson, Justin Feucht; and granddaughter, Sophie Feucht.

Dale is survived by his sister, Lois Feucht (Schreiner); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bruce (Sandra) Handley, Marie Keenan, Joseph (Theresa Handley), Belinda Johnstone, Mark (Kim) Handley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Opal Feucht; his parents, Carl and Edna (Lunam) Feucht; infant brother; brother-in-law, Bob Schreiner; parents-in-law, William and Antoinette (DeLaronde) Handley; brothers-in-law, John Keenan and Garnet Johnstone.

Dale and Opal met in high school in Meadow Lake and were married on November 3, 1962. While Opal attended business college in Saskatoon, Dale worked briefly at the Nickel mine in Thompson, Manitoba. Missing his family too much, he moved back to Saskatchewan and started working at the Co-op in North Battleford. As Dale’s career advanced with the Co-op, so did the frequency of relocations. Dale and Opal moved to Lloydminster, then Vermillion, and then returned to Lloydminster. During this time, Opal was employed as a ward/unit clerk in the hospital labs of each city/town. Dale became Co-op General Manager in St. Paul, then Wadena/Kuroki, and finally Assiniboia/Crane Valley/Willow Bunch.

In 1985, Dale and Opal bought the Macleods franchise in Assiniboia. When Macleods became True Value, they also purchased the building/parking lot beside. They ran the store until 2006 when they decided to retire at ages 63 and 61 so they could permanently travel, which they enjoyed. They continued to lease the building/parking lot to Fields. They did mention at times after retiring that they missed visiting and seeing their customers.

Dale and Opal both enjoyed visiting with family and friends, hiking, curling, kayaking, skiing, walking around Assiniboia for miles daily, and volunteering in the community. Mainly anything that allowed them to be outdoors and active until they each became ill.

They traveled to other countries, took two cruises, and were "snowbirds" traveling South to meet up with family for 14 years. They met so many wonderful people and have strong friendships to this day. After Opal passed away in 2018, Dale continued to travel South meeting up with friends and/or to Comox Valley, BC, where his son and family reside. Hiking, kayaking, and swimming up until heading home in mid-September 2023. In February 2023, Dale went with his daughter and family to Costa Rica where he was snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and playing with his great-grandchildren. Dale also went to Las Vegas, his son's wedding in Calgary, Calgary Stampede, and camping/hot springs all through BC with traveling friend Merna (Powell River) during Spring/Summer 2023.

Dale was enjoying every minute of life until he became ill in late October/November 2023.

Dale loved his family and being around his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We are all so sad to lose this wonderful kind man but grateful to have so many memories. Many people have told me over the years they have never met such a genuine and truly kind man. During the past four months while in the hospital, he did not ring his call buzzer - as he did not want to bother the busy nurses - even as sick as he was at times. My brothers and I have never heard my father say an unkind or judgmental statement about anyone ever - instead, he always found the good in people. He loved living and often told his kids “If I wake up in the morning and the sun is shining it's a good day - just live and enjoy life - don't worry so much about things, everything always works out.

We will miss you Dad - especially being able to call/Facetime or visit you almost daily.

A family prayer service and graveside service will be held and scattering of ashes in various places Dad and Mom loved to spend time.

Tributes in Dale’s memory may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK S4T 7T1.

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