Vanderheyden, Dale – October 15 1970 – February 13 2021
Peacefully at home after a lengthly battle with cancer on Saturday February 13, 2021 at the age of 50.
He leaves behind his wife Tamara Town his children J, Natasha and Brandon. Survived by his mother Lynda (John) Vanderheyden-Pickard, his brother Glen (Mika) Vanderheyden, and his brother Chris (Shelby),  sister Sam,  his brother in laws Lanny (Sarah) Brazier, Kevin Brazier, Ted (Charlene) Brazier, Mark (Lexie) Brazier and by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
There was never a dull moment when Dale was in the room. He will be remembered for his charismatic personality, his infectious sense of humour, as well as his love for his family. You never doubted what was on his mind.
A private family service has been held and a celebration of Dale’s life and interment will be announced at a later date.
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not . Yoda–Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith
22 replies
  1. Gabriel Carvalho
    Gabriel Carvalho says:

    My condolences to Dale’s family and friends. I don’t have enough words to describe how great it was to get to work with you and the positive impact your teachings has made in my professional and personal life. I feel privileged to have made your acquaintance. Rest in peace.

  2. Yasmin
    Yasmin says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dale. I worked with Dale at North and had great lunch time conversations with him. I will always remember Dale as the funny and kind man that he was.

  3. Kim DeKroon
    Kim DeKroon says:

    My deepest sympathies to Dale’s family and friends. He was a lot of fun to work with and I enjoyed our lunch time chats. He will be dearly missed!

  4. Sandeep Dinesh
    Sandeep Dinesh says:

    Heartfelt condolences to dear Dale’s family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work in your team and the amazing times having you around – spreading happiness, providing mentorship and being a true hands-on technology leader. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

  5. Preet
    Preet says:

    Working with Dale was a pleasure. My fondest memory of Dale has to be our team conversations at lunch time, and everytime Dale would bring one of Tamara’s Amazing cakes to light up our days. Sending deepest condolences to the family and friends.

    • Shirin
      Shirin says:

      My sincere condolences to Dale’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Dale at North. He was the best mentor and leader. I always enjoyed our conversations.

      My fondest memory of Dale was the gifts he gave us for Christmas! It was the sweetest gesture that brought so much happiness and cheer to everyone on our team. May his soul Rest In Peace.
      Wishing the family strength during this difficult time.

  6. Dave and Jennifer Langerak
    Dave and Jennifer Langerak says:

    A short life that, no doubt touched so many people in so many ways. Like a pebble thrown into a pond, the ripple effect affects all of us. Prayers, and deepest sympathies to your family. Rest easy cousin.

  7. Holly Moore
    Holly Moore says:

    Sincere condolences to immediate family and wishing you all peace and strength during this difficult time. Cherish the memories with this great man! Rest In Peace dear cousin xo

  8. Gerald Schutten
    Gerald Schutten says:

    Sincere sympathies to the immediate family. May faith, family and friends guide you throught this difficult time, and may the memories bring a smile.

  9. Jodi & Gerald Schutten
    Jodi & Gerald Schutten says:

    So sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences at this most difficult time. He is now in a much better place and in no more pain. Sending all of our love. xo
    From Jodi & Gerald Schutten

  10. Natasha Heubach
    Natasha Heubach says:

    Thinking of all of you at this time.
    Dale never ceased to put a smile on anyone’s face. I am so happy to have known him.
    Rest in Peace <3

  11. Denise Gifford
    Denise Gifford says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Natasha. May all your wonderful memories help you during this difficult time.

  12. Ada Bennoit
    Ada Bennoit says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about my nephew’s death. Our condolences go out to my sister in law lynda Glen Chris Samantha Shelby and the rest of the family. May God bless you and comfort you in this trying time. Dale will be missed . Love auntie

  13. Jacob Thomas
    Jacob Thomas says:

    Words will never be enough. Dale made an impression on everyone he met. Everyone that met him could call him ‘friend’.

    He was an incredibly patient and caring teacher to everyone that worked with him, always finding ways to put a positive spin on anything and focus on solutions rather than the problem. Everything he did was an inspiration to his family, whether related by blood, friend or co-worker, thank you for making a difference in all our lives. We’ll continue to live ours right because of how you’ve taught us when you were with us.

    • Jacob Thomas
      Jacob Thomas says:

      “All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.”
      – Yoda

  14. Matt Balint
    Matt Balint says:

    Dale took a chance on me, and taught me a lot. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for him. He was a boss who truly made you, and the entire team, feel like family rather than colleagues.

    Rest in peace good sir. My deepest condolences.

  15. Laurie Gatehouse
    Laurie Gatehouse says:

    Tamara and Family,
    With heartfelt sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

    Laurie & Bob Gatehouse & Family
    Elaine & Glenn Tait

  16. Shirley Todd
    Shirley Todd says:

    My sincere condolences Natasha, and to your dad’s entire family. May he be at peace now and remember all the wonderful amazing times and memories you have with him. Praying that your family can begin to heal ♥️

  17. Ariane Juenemann
    Ariane Juenemann says:

    May the force be with you all during this difficult time.

    I truly loved all the good times we shared. I was honored to call you my friend. Rest in peace kind sir????


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