Ashley, Victor “Dale”

ASHLEY, DALE wJanuary 25, 1942 – May 30, 2015
at the age of 73 years

Celebration of life will be held at the Shaw Community Centre Auditorium in Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday June 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Dale Ashley on May 30, 2015 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC, after losing his battle with Brain Cancer at the age of 73 years. Dale was predeceased by his parents Melville and Marian Ashley. Dale will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Judi, his 4 legged partner in crime Kirby, his children Michael (Jessica) Ashley of Kelowna BC, Sandra (Scott) Ashley/Rioux of Saanich, BC, step children Scott (Sabine) Oikle/Huber of Corbyville, ON, David (Niki) Oikle of Salmon Arm, BC, Sherri (Shane) Rozsas of Vernon, BC, grandchildren, Andrew, Adam, Sebastion, Mackenzie, Samantha, Danica and Emily. He also leaves behind his brothers Barry (Janice) Ashley and Wayne (Marina) Ashley, the mother of his children Lana (Gary) Coy, mother in Law Shirley Fisher, sister in law Joanne (Paul) Schneider, niece and goddaughter Darcy (Wayne) Muir, nephew Gary (Debbie) Ashley, nieces Vicki Duncan and Cyndi (Clark), great nephews Mac and Jamie and great nieces Lindsay (Jordan), Kendra, Ceiligh (Chad), and Teena, great great nephew Wyatt, great great niece Jacquline and many, many cousins in Merritt and Princeton.
Born Jan 25, 1942 and raised in Penticton BC leaving there to move to Salmon Arm in 1994. Always a great talker, Dale excelled in Sales of all types. He loved his hunting in younger years but was always ready for a fishing trip. Hockey and Baseball were his passion. Family gatherings were always memorable, as were card and board games. He will be missed by all of his wonderful friends and the stories they shared.
A celebration of life will be held at the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Community Centre Auditorium in Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday June 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
Special thanks to Dr’s Keith and Laura Hepburn of Salmon Arm BC, Dr Chevalier of Kamloops BC and Dr Germaine, Oncologist of Kelowna BC.
Many, many thanks to the first floor care aids, nursing staff, kitchen staff and housekeeping staff at Bastion Place for your loving care and special attention given to Dale and myself. You were always there for us.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Bastion Place in Salmon Arm are welcomed.


  1. Judi I know that you and Dale loved Life, Loved Fun and Loved each other. My heart felt condolences go out to you and your family at this sad time in your lives.

  2. To Judy and all extended family.Alma and I are so very sorry to hear the sad news. Our condolences to all of you, Lana, Mike, Sandra, Wayne and Barry, we have lost a good one. To Dale, my good and loyal friend. There are so many cherished memories of you. From the time over 50 years ago when I slowed down your first 4 point buck for you at Glen lake to the last time you were at our house for a cup of coffee a few months ago and all the years in between. You will always be fondly remembered.
    May the fish always be biting
    May the beer always be cold
    May the steaks always be tender
    Ed Lekei

  3. Dear Judi and family
    Sad to hear of Dales passing.
    Sorry for your troubles as the Irish say.

  4. Dear Judi and family,
    Sending our sincere condolences and love to you at this difficult time. The loss of a special person brings sadness, however many memories are ours to cherish. Even though we can’t be there in person, we will be linked in to the Celebration of Life.
    With love,
    Lloyd and Charlene

  5. To Judi and family,
    Glad we had the great times we did. Lots of good memories. Sorry to see Dale leave us. Hope he’s fishing up there in that big blue sky! See you at Dale’s Celebration of Life. Love to you all. Take care. Joanne

  6. Words cannot express how sad we all are to lose Grandpa Dale. He was an amazing man who will always be in our hearts. The memories we shared will always be special to us. He was full of stories and always made us laugh. He taught Adam and Sebastian the proper way to hook a worm and to play crib. We will always remember him and keep him in our hearts. Scott, Sabine , Adam and Sebastian

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