Roscoe Dalke

October 28, 1942  ~ September 24, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roscoe Dalke. His final fight against his disease ended on September 24, 2021. Roscoe’s amazing life covered the globe and most importantly created friends and relationships with so many people. He started life in a farmhouse (on October 28, 1942) near Leroy Saskatchewan as the second youngest of 8. In 1958 he moved with his parents and brother to the Valley. Roscoe finished grade 12 at DTSS, delivered milk, and worked at Ronachers’s Mill. His travelling began with his brother Gary when they went for a quick 2-year walkabout to Australia. In the early 1970’s he worked at the Federal Freshwater institute and was principal secretary for a worldwide Limnological Conference. This was followed by a secondment to CIDA and a year in Thailand. Following that he met Helen. Stedman’s was started by Roscoe and Helen in December of 1977 and led to the three main businesses. (Stedmans’, Videorama, and Invermere 1 Hour Photo).  During this period, he was instrumental in beginning the annual Super Sunday Christmas festival in the town and the infamous Bonspiel on the Lake. In 1978 along came his twins Kym and Kindry. His passion for curling and running and fitness was entrenched into his family. Four years ago, Roscoe was told he had multiple myeloma; he didn’t allow it to change much of his life. Roscoe leaves Helen Metcalfe, his partner and wife for over 45 years, “the twins” Kimberly Dalke (Mike Carter) and Kindry Luyendyk. Three grandchildren, Makenna McIntosh, Malin and Colbie Luyendyk and two step grandchildren Kyle and Kiara Carter. Of the original 8 siblings Roscoe leaves his sister Adele Cole. He was predeceased by his parents Ora and Emil Dalke, sisters Ruth and Mettie, brothers, George, Roger, Wesley, and Gary. He leaves to mourn his immediate family, friends and many nieces, nephews (who each, separately, believe they were Uncle Roscoes’ favorite), cousins and great cousins.

A celebration of life is planned, the date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society (SAMPS).

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