Our club president gave a moving tribute to fellow member and friend, Dale Doan…
"As you know Dale Doan passed away this weekend. I would ask that you please think about Dale and his family and friends as I read a few words about Dale…
    I'm sure you would all agree that Dale was a true Rotarian who lived the Four-Way test in all areas of his life. He was very involved in all Rotary functions, was a Paul Harris Fellow, chair of many committees, was our own in-house M/C, and a true driving force for our club.
    We all know Dale as the eternal optimist, and his exuberance was infectious to all around him. I'm sure Dale never spoke an unkind word about anyone or anything.
    You could tell His love for Carolynn was deep as he talked proudly of her accomplishments as an artist and her lawn bowling achievements. He was equally proud and supportive of his boys as he took part in their many interests including hiking & cycling here and around the world.
    Dale was also involved in many other organizations, was legal council for the South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce and could be seen at many of their events. He was also a member of the Semiahmoo Music Society and notably very involved in Unicef Canada where he was a member of the National Board of Directors for Canada as well as being Corporate Secretary for Unicef.
    Dale spent a good part of his life helping individuals and organizations; whether it was children in need or world disasters, Dale would try to do his part.
    What many of you don't know is that Dale & I became business partners in an outside venture four years ago. He called me one day about a friend and inventor that was truly down on his luck, but had an idea with some possibilities. Typical for Dale, it was an opportunity to help him out and also help the world, as it involved disaster relief shelters and emergency first aid kits. I gained an insight to the real person Dale was, as he spent countless hours pro bono, in an effort to see the success of a product he believed in, while contributing to the success of a friend.
    We'll all remember Dale in our own way, but that's the Dale I knew. That's the Rotarian we all knew!"