May 31, 1940May 20, 2019
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Mr. Dale Rideout, late of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Fort McMurray, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving family; wife of 55 years, Ethel Rideout; 3 children, Carson (Teresa), Lisa, and Elizabeth; 5 grandchildren, Bradley (Cassandra), Patrick, Curtis, Hayley, and Courtney; 2 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Dale is predeceased by his parents, Nellie and Augustus Rideout. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm at First Memorial Riverview Chapel. Donations in Dale's memory gratefully accepted directly to the Alzheimer Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H4K1. Online condolences may be sent through

Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Riverview Chapel, 11090 - 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB 780-998-9898


  • Carson Rideout, Active Pallbearer
  • Curtis Lambertus, Active Pallbearer
  • Bradley Rideout, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris Marryatt, Active Pallbearer
  • Travis Marryatt, Active Pallbearer
  • Lorne Rideout, Active Pallbearer

  • Alzheimer Society


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2019



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Ferne Glick Pellman

May 25, 2019

The Rideout family was our family when Vern Glick and I were in Baie Verte in 1956. Such good memories, love to all who will miss him.

Joan Karpa

May 24, 2019

I had the honour of meeting Toots and Dale when we all lived in Fort McMurray. Toots, I am so sorry for your loss.

Clyde & Elizabeth Sacrey

May 24, 2019

Although Dale was mostly linked to my father and mother; over the last few years we had a few occasions to visit with Dale and Toots. We both loved our time with them and will remember Dale fondly. Our condolences to you and your family Toots. Love you lots.

Gertie White

May 23, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. We grew up together in Baie Vert and remember him being fun to be around. Although we didn't see each other for years, memories last forever.

God bless you and your family.

Gertie Budgell White

Mary Belik

May 23, 2019

Dale was a very good friend to my mom and dad. I have known him most of my life as the family lived next door to us in Baie Verte, NL. Dale was a good hearted, generous and funny man. Many fond memories of him at our house teasing my mom and joking with my dad. He was so good and kind to my parents. .

May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength today and always. Thinking of you.

With Love
Mary and Larry

William F and Phyllis Miller

May 23, 2019

Dale was one of my students when I taught school in Baie Verte, NFLD back in the 1950's. Although he often struggled with school work he was pleasant and kind. He seemed to enjoy more working with his hands than doing school work. As "outsiders" in Baie Verte, we were warmly welcomed and encouraged by the Rideout family. We send our best wishes and condolences to Dale's family as well as to the entire Rideout family. May God comfort and bless all of you.

Bill and Phyl Miller

hayley walsh

May 22, 2019

Rhonda Reeves

May 22, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family .we will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person .
Stay strong and know that you are remembered in all our thoughts and prayers .

Rhonda / philip
Florence /Art
Roslyn/Byron/Allie /Aron
Ronnie /Grant /Amelia

Bill McCann

May 22, 2019

Work with Dale at. Syncrude. He was a good man . My condolences to the family.ūüôŹūüė™



When Dale Carl RIDEOUT walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Dale was and how he impacted those around him. Dale was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Dale wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Dale was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Dale was born on May 31, 1940 at home, premature, weighing only 1 pound, he was kept alive by his grandmother in Burlington, Newfoundland. He was the son of Augustus and Nellie Rideout. Dale was raised in Baie Verte, Newfoundland. Always at the ready with a good joke, he grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Dale might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Dale was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.

       He had four younger siblings; brother, Don, brother, Lorne, sister, Gaie, and brother, Carson. Dale was very accepting and supportive of his family. He was perceived as the central person in his family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Dale was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Dale well in his adult life and, along with his wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew him.

      As a young boy, Dale was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew him into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Dale was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with his peers. He was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Dale took part in skating and fishing. In his spare time he liked jigging tom cods on the wharf , riding a bike, copying icepans, sledding, cutting firewood, picking berries, cutting ice along the beach to make ice cream. Dale had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity he and the many childhood friends he shared might discover.

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends, Dale was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Dale was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. He always seemed aware of what was going on with people around him and throughout his life he made many, many friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Hayward Randell, Tom Dyer, and Ken Jones. Later in life, he became friends with Roy and Bess Regular, Rudy and Ple Sacrey, Larry and Vivian Burton, Darlene and Clayton Strickland, Steve Noland, Vern and Eileen Ralph, and Irene Scharf.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†On September 14th, 1963 Dale married Doris Ethel Frampton at the Deer Lake United Church of Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Dale's skill at ‚Äúbuilding bridges‚ÄĚ played an important role in his ability to make his new family happy. He was quite sensitive towards Ethel's needs, showing his constant concern and fondness. Dale was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served him well in helping to nurture his family.

      Dale was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide his family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Dale, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of his life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the RIDEOUT home. Dale's skill at understanding his children's feelings, his sensitivity to their needs, and his gift for gentle persuasion enabled him to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Dale was blessed with three children: one son, Carson, and two daughters, Lisa and Elizabeth. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Bradley, Patrick, Curtis, and Hayley.

      Dale was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made him an exceptional worker. His primary occupation was Heavy Duty Mechanic. He was employed at Churchill Falls, at Guy Bailey Assoc, Baie Verte ,NL and fifteen years by Advocate Mines in Baie Verte, NL, and thirteen years by Syncrude, Fort McMurray. He retired from Syncrude in 1995. Dale was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize him. Dale had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of his gift for insight. Dale's fellow workers saw him as a supporter and a mentor.

      Because Dale loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. His favorite pursuits were playing accordian, woodworking, and fixing cars. Dale had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Dale's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Throughout his life, Dale was actively involved in professional and community organizations. He was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus, Dale seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with Dale usually agreed that when you were involved in an organization with him, it was as entertaining as anything you could imagine. Throughout his later years, Dale was an active member of the Volunteer Fire Department.

      Because Dale was constantly in the center of things and where the action was, he always seemed willing to join in and help, regularly getting involved in community activities. Dale's gift of planning and improvisation, along with a talent for rallying support, made him a great asset. Dale found new ways of getting things done in order to help make just about every activity more efficient and enjoyable. Dale was an active member of several community groups, serving on committees for the fire department, and helping his neighbour, Bill Oake.

      Dale was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was a member of Bethany United Church in Baie Verte,. During that time, he was taking the kids on road trips for the church choir. He was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and he used these qualities to the fullest while working tirelessly for his beliefs.

      Though he never did anything solely for individual recognition, Dale's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned him accolades for his many lifelong efforts. Some of his most prestigious awards included Volunteer Awards and Safety Awards.

      Dale's love of improvising in his daily life was a perfect fit for his enjoyment of traveling. His favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit his personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Dale took his vacations seriously, well, as seriously as he possibly could. Favorite vacations included camping with the family, traveling to B.C.,traveling to Pennsylvania, and traveling across Canada.

 When Dale's retirement finally came in 1995, Dale handled it the way he usually did. He adapted and, like everything in his life, made it satisfying. Because he was such a flexible person and able to adjust to any situation, retirement was just another enjoyable change of pace for Dale to master. His new life involved relocating to Morinville, AB and finally to Fort Saskatchewan, AB. In retirement, he found new pleasure in woodworking and tinkering on cars. Even in retirement, Dale continued to stay in touch with his old friends and like always, made plenty of new ones.

      Dale Rideout passed away on May 20, 2019 at University of Alberta Hospital, in Edmonton, Alberta. Dale passed away from pneumonia and an infection that became Septic. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; his children, Carson, Lisa, and Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Bradley, Patrick, Curtis and Hayley, two great grandchildren, Zayden and Ryker, three brothers, Don, Lorne, and Carson; and his sister, Gaie. Services were held at First Memorial Funeral Services Riverview Chapel in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Dale was cremated and his remains are at home in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Dale. He was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Dale Rideout for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Dale was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with his loved ones.