Dale Clarice (Schlotzhauer) James, age 74, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021 with her children by her side after bravely battling breast cancer. Born in Stratford and daughter of the late Frederick and Viola (Herman) Schlotzhauer. Predeceased by Gerald, husband, best friend and love of her life for 45 years. Loving mother to Colin James (Jillian), Laura Miles (Johnathan), Hayley Cookson (Stuart). Proud Grandmother of Charlotte and Finnegan Cookson, Presley and Grayson James and Vaughn Miles.
Beloved sister to Jean Curtis, Ruth Cornish (Ray), Rob Schlotzhauer (Claire), Glen Schlotzhauer (Karen), Murray Schlotzhauer (Heather), Melba Bingeman (Dan) and sister-in-law Lyn Schlotzhauer (Tim Whitlock). Predeceased by brother Paul Schlotzhauer and brother-in-law Herb Curtis.
Dale spent the majority of her life living in Stratford. She enjoyed a fulfilling nursing career at Stratford General Hospital having done bedside care for over 40 years. Always a lover of music, she enjoyed playing the piano and singing in various choirs over her lifetime. Dale’s other pastimes included socializing with friends, swimming with her grandchildren, enjoying a good mystery novel and she was always up for a good game of scrabble.
Her Family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Raphael and Team at London Health Sciences Cancer Centre for their thorough and compassionate care.
The love and support of her family and friends will never be forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., until the time of Dales’ memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford. Reception to follow at the Queen’s Inn. Those wishing to take part in Dale’s funeral service from the comfort of their homes, can do so by clicking on the view livestream in Dale’s obituary. All guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and identification prior to entering. In keeping with Dale’s wishes, donations may be made to Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth or Sakura House in her memory through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfunerlahome.com
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