NESTING DalePosted: January 5th, 2013
1957 – 2012
Dale Brian “Nestor” Nesting, beloved husband of Linda Nesting of Coaldale,
passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 55
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family and pay their
respects to Dale at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on
Friday, January 4, 2013 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. A celebration of
Dale’s life will follow. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our
website at www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Linda, Dale is survived by his parents Ray and
Gertie Nesting of Medicine Hat and his sisters Marie (Lyle) Froelich of
Medicine Hat and Kathy (Jeff) Meyer of Cochrane. He is also survived by
Linda’s children Larissa (John) Woods of St. Albert, Lindzi (Tyler) Megyes
of Coaldale, Lesley (Sam) DeVlieger of Taber, Layne (Chylene) Collett of
Taber and he was Papa Dale to Rachel, Ryland, Taytum, Maguire, Caydence,
Oakley, Kashtyn, Branson and Barrett; father-in-law Don Harding of Taber and
numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother-in-law Pat Harding.
Dale was born in Medicine Hat on July 27, 1957 to Ray and Gertrude Nesting.
After attending grade one in Medicine Hat he moved with his family to
Edmonton in 1963. Over the next five years he participated in various
community association sponsored activities such as hockey, bowling and Boy
Scouts. In 1967 the family moved to Lethbridge where he continued to be
involved in organized sports activities. His highest attainment was his
membership on the Lethbridge Bantam Rep hockey team, which he played one
tier above their age group in the Midget Spud League. In 1973 the family
moved to Medicine Hat where Dale attended Medicine Hat High. During his high
school years he played for the Medicine Hat High Mohawks football team.
After graduation Dale was hired by AGT in Lethbridge where he worked for a
few years until being transferred to Pincher Creek. While working in
Pincher Creek he lived on Castle Hill for many years. Dale lived in a cabin
at the base of the hill until the cabins were moved to expand the complex.
He was the best skier and achieved the one million vertical feet in one
season. Dale eventually moved to Coaldale where he met and married Linda
Harding-Collett, which was the best thing that happened to him in years. He
continued to work on a contract basis with the telecommunications industry
until the time of his passing.
Nestor was very athletic and enjoyed all sports he played, he was an
outdoor enthusiast and excelled at everything he did. In the summer he
enjoyed fly fishing and guiding with Bob Lowe. Football was Dale’s passion,
if he was watching television, he was watching football.
Dale was a great cook, he was always designated to cook the turkey for
every holiday meal and nobody made gravy like he did.
He also took great pride in his yard and he always had the greenest grass on
Dale was an amazing husband and his greatest love in life was his wife. He
was always concerned about Linda and made sure she had a hot meal, enough
rest and he helped out at the flower shop. He was an amazing mentor to his
step children. Papa Dale had a special bond with his nine grandkids, whether
it be cutting branches out of the large tree, having fires, digging in the
garden or just giving advice about boys. Nestor was a best friend to many
and would do anything to lend a helping hand. He always had an opinion about
everything, whether you wanted to hear it or not. We will all miss his life
lessons and cherish the ones he gave us.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
Dale and I met by accident at a baseball game where he was the pitcher. He was 15 and I was 14, and we stayed good friends until the family moved to Medicine Hat in ’73. We lost touch after that but there hasn’t been a day since that I haven’t thought of him. He was a special young man and I’m so glad to hear that he made a wonderful life for himself and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda, the children and grandchildren. My heart is especially heavy for Ray, Gertie, Marie and Kathy. I wish you the strength to carry on.
Linda and family.
I was saddened when I heard that Dale had passed away. I work at the Ventura and would see Nester now and then…I will remember him as a bit of a character and would joke about how I did my job. I wish you strength and courage at this sad time and wish you many warm memories that will bring a smile to your face to replace the tears.