Dr. Brian Leslie Oldale
Dr. Brian Leslie Oldale, born April 26, 1939, passed away at the Athabasca Healthcare Centre on June 16, 2020.
Brian was born and raised in Wales, Great Britain. He went to school at St. Mary’s Hospital in London to get his medical license before coming to Canada to practice as a general practitioner. He arrived in Athabasca, Alberta, with his small family in 1972, where he continued to practice until he retired in 2014.
Brian leaves behind his four children; Amanda (Neil Pedersen) Oldale, Erika Oldale, Gwyneth (Jamie) Morrison, and David (Tracey) Oldale; grandsons; Nathan Oldale, Curtis Oldale, Gavin Morrison, Tyler Oldale, and Dylan Oldale; granddaughters, Chianna Pedersen, Emily Pendrak, Patience Morrison, Shelby Oldale, and Hailey Oldale. He also leaves behind his step-children; Kim (John) Wojick, Collene (Paul) Williamson, and Derek Allison; grandchildren; Jake Wojick, Allison Grove, Hannah Grove, Fiona Williamson, Miranda Allison, and Riley Allison.
Brian was predeceased by Colby Oldale on July 23, 2007, and Jacob Allison on August 23,1997.
Brian will be remembered as a well-known, outstanding member of the community. His humor and striking features will be remembered for years to come.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish memorial donations may be made to the All Saint’s Anglican Church, Athabasca Healthcare Centre, and the Athabasca Health Unit.
A Community Viewing will take place between 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Athabasca Community Chapel for all of Brian’s family and friends. The family wishes for everyone to use this opportunity to see the family and extend their condolences, and to pay their final respects to Brian.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, there are many government restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather. We appreciate there are many people who knew Brian and want to join in the celebration, with this consideration in mind the family will be hosting the service in multiple venues to ensure the gathering is safe and inclusive for all who wish to attend. Please select one venue to attend, the service will be streamed to all locations. Each location will be limited to a maximum of 100 people before being closed to the public.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the following locations:
All Saints Anglican Church - 4904 51 St, Athabasca
Athabasca Agri-plex - Highway 813 & RR224, Athabasca
Athabasca Riverfront Park – 50th Avenue, Athabasca
Athabasca Healthcare Centre (Hospital Grounds)
*In the event of inclement weather, please attend one of the indoor locations*
At this time, we encourage everyone to prioritize their own health and safety. Social distancing and personal hygiene measures will be in place. We ask those in attendance to abide by all public health orders and maintain a safe distance of at least 2 meters or 6 feet at all times.