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Patricia Joan Dales
In Memory of
Patricia Joan
Dales (Higgins)
1931 - 2017
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Condolence From: Alexandra and Derek Graham
Condolence: In 1996 we purchased a Goldendale female pup from Joan and Tom's Rebel of the Tay litter. Her name was Vanda and she lived until she was 17. Another Goldendale female followed in 1998, Fleur, from Joan and Tom's Mighty Mac. Fleur produced a litter of 10 pups in 2000, my first venture into dog breeding. Joan was invaluable with her advice and support during my novice years as a breeder. Now, 17 years later Fleur's great granddaughter, Amber, is producing lovely puppies, still sought after by people drawn to that magnetic Goldendale name in the pedigree. Breeding these wonderful dogs has been a passionate hobby for me for the past 17 years and I will always be thankful to Joan and Tom for their help, wisdom and advice along the way. The Goldendale name lives on!
Tom was my husband Derek's scoutmaster in Don Mills.
Monday November 20, 2017
Condolence From: Rob, Chris & Justin,
Condolence: Sending condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Treasure your memories.
Garry & Muriel Turnbull.
Thursday November 16, 2017
Condolence From: Louise Day
Condolence: My sincere sympathy to Tom and families in the loss of Joan.
"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Joan was a remarkable woman who had a remarkable life.
Thursday November 16, 2017
Condolence From: Charlee Ostrom
Condolence: As I have discovered over the years from our conversations your Mom was a real fighter in her life and in the lives of her family. Cherish all the sweet memories you have and let the sadness pour out.
Sending love and light to surround you and give you strength ..
Thinking of you all..
Charlee Ostrom
Thursday November 16, 2017
Condolence From: Tammy S. Thorne (Pilon)
Condolence: My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone who's heart Joan has touched throughout her life. My son's Philip & Matthew both worked for Tom & Joan and they became like family to our families. All of our love and support, we are here to help in anyway possible. Tammy & Pilon boys xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Thursday November 16, 2017
Condolence From: Harvey Shepherd
Condolence: It must be a consolation that she had such a rich life. While we were not close, I guess I was and am kind of inspired by how she "followed her bliss," and did this around Christie Lake.
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Condolence From: Anne Milne
Condolence: So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a strong woman and a role model for me as a teenager during those lovely years when Mar and I were such close friends. My love to Tom, Peter, Robbie, Rich, Zoey and the rest of the family.
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Condolence From: Lynn Munro
Condolence: Christine, Robert & Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories and may they help you through the days to come.
Wednesday November 15, 2017
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