It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Allan Plowman in the early morning hours of October 22, 2021 at the age of 63, in Coleman, Alberta.
Dale was born on November 16, 1957 in Blairmore, AB to his adoring parents, Frank, and Kay Plowman of Bellevue, AB. Growing up in a modest home with a large yard in Bellevue, he shared his earliest days with his three siblings, Judy, Frank Jr., and Lorraine. The outdoors, with its endless springs of adventure, created for a young boy ample opportunity for fun and chaos, in which he most certainly took part. Graduating from high school in the Crowsnest Pass in 1975, Dale moved to Edmonton, AB to attend classes on mechanics at NAIT, as well as work for a time at Phillips Cable. In 1979, he moved south to Calgary where he was hired as a salesman for Hilti Canada. It was here, during the summer months, that he first met Patricia McNabb, a young data entry clerk that he would like to sit beside and blink his bright blue eyes at in hopes that she would fall for him. She did, in fact, and on June 25, 1983 they would marry in Blairmore, AB. They would build a life together in Calgary, where Dale worked numerous sales jobs. In July of 1989, they would welcome their first child, a son Jeff. Four years later, in April, came their second child, also a boy, named Ricky. In 1999, Dale and his family would move back to his hometown of Bellevue where they would plant their roots. Dale operated a successful carpet cleaning business in town, as well as worked at the local IGA. He was a massive sports fan and had a concrete devotion to the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals. He loved to fish, hang out in the back yard, work on vehicles, and was an animal lover at heart - especially of his cats.
Dale is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia Plowman (nee: McNabb) of Coleman; his two sons, Jeff (Tia) of Lethbridge, and Ricky (Raegan) of Hillcrest; his mother, Kay Plowman (nee: Kobewka) of Bellevue; his brother, Frank of Calgary; his sister, Lorraine (Ken) of Saskatoon; and his two grandkids, Chase, and Jack. He is predeceased by his father, Frank; his sister, Judy; and his sisters-in-law Wendy, and Bonnie.
A private family gathering and visitation service was held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Donations may be made to the Bellevue Veterinary Clinic in Dale’s name and would be so greatly appreciated.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.
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