July 8, 1951 – February 28, 2010
After a long battle with cancer, Dale Ostapowich passed peace-fully at Lady Minto Hospital on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Dale was born in Russell, Manitoba, the only child of Lena and Mike Ostapowich. His early earthworks with childhood Tonka toys on a Manitoba farm became a lifelong vocation as a civil engineer, taking Dale to Alberta, northern B.C., the Yukon and ultimately to the west coast. Along the way he was joined by wife Glynnis and then son Kevin. They settled on Salt Spring in 1993, where Dale enjoyed his other passions of boating, fishing and golf along with his continued engineering work.
An informal memorial will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic church in Ganges on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Dale asked that donations be made to the Lady Minto Hospital foundation or to the B.C. Cancer Society.
His family is grateful beyond words to Dr. David Woodley, the staff of Lady Minto Hospital and the Bessy Dane Hospice for their wonderful care and support in Dale’s final days.