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Bekolay, Daniel "Dan" George
August 20, 1936 - May 19, 2018
Service:Friday, May 25, 2018
3:00 pm
Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Notice:  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations in Dan’s name may be made to any charity which main focus is on helping kids to play Hockey.

Obituary

Daniel George
Bekolay
Aug. 20, 1936 – May 19, 2018
Daniel George Bekolay, born Aug. 20, 1936, left us to be with The Lord on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Rocky Mountain House Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 39 years Jennifer (Unruh) Bekolay; his sister Sharon Hryhoriw (Wynyard, Sask.), his brother Bob Bekolay (Clavet, Sask.), his daughter Mona Spence and son-in-law Warren Spence (Bruderheim,Alta.), his daughter Chantelle Cook and son-in-law Ryan Cook (Liverpool, U.K.), his son Ryan Bekolay (Vancouver,B.C.) and his grandchildren: Axtyn and Mikka Spence, and Judah, Anna and Greyson Cook, as well as many loved extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers Don (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Glenn Mackenzie, B.C.), his sister Donna (Calgary, Alta.) and grandson Easton (Bruderheim).
Born and raised in Livelong, Sask., the son of Frank and Rose (Whitford) Bekolay, he spent the last 30 years of his life as a resident of Condor, Alta.
In his early years, Dan spent his childhood living near Turtle Lake, Sask., with his family and cousins whom he loved dearly. Some of his fondest memories were fishing with Arnie and enjoying the lake. He was artistic as a child and he loved to draw scenery. Dan worked all of his life starting at an early age going up north to work with his Dad. Dan enjoyed his yearly hunting trips with his closest friends Gary and Peter and had many great memories with them. Dan had many close friends who he cared deeply about. Dan was married in 1960, to Jeanette and together they had one daughter, Mona. Moving to Calgary in the late 1970s Dan met Jennifer (Unruh) Bekolay and they were married in June 1979. Together they had two children, Chantelle and Ryan. In 1988, Dan and Jenny moved north from Calgary to Condor, Alta., area, where he resided until his passing. Dan loved living in the country where he could take a drive to visit the neighbor’s, many of whom also became very good friends. Dan worked as a carpenter and took pride in his work. He spent many hours in his workshop where he built beautiful pieces of furniture and artwork. Dan spent many of his last days carving model airplanes out of wood, which he was very passionate about.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 3:00 PM. Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations in Dan’s name may be made to any charity which main focus is on helping kids to play Hockey.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626.

Condolences

Selina Mytting :
What I loved most about Dan was his loyalty to friends. He kept in touch with my dad even though it wasn’t easy to to have a phone conversation with him. Dad always told me when he called. He was a good friend to my dad
Pat & Cliff Wiebe:
Condolences and our prayers are with you all at this time!
Curtis & Marney Matoga :
Our dear condolences to you all for your loss.
Duane Schroh :
Uncle Dan
I remember you well every time I saw you you always had a smile
You and Aunt Jean had Mona she is a wonderful Lady you both can be very proud of

My condolences to Jennifer, Chantelle and Ryan also

May you Rest In Peace
Bob Holwinko:
Oh my gosh, the beautiful memories of a beautiful man and a true tradesman in every way. Some great times were had with you back in 'the day', Dan, and do have a great time with Gary, John, Bill and the rest of the up yonder gang. God bless you, my friend.
Cindy (Schroh) Kroeger:
Even though my Uncle Dan became not my ‘legal’ uncle when he and my Aunt Jeanette divorced decades ago, we were still niece and uncle emotionally until his passing. He stayed in touch with family and us with him. He always had a smile and often a chuckle when I saw or spoke to him. I am certain that he is reunited with my Uncle Gary and they are raising a raucous in heaven. Love you Uncle Dan...’Ciddits PeePee’

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