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Service of Celebration for Duncan Victor Dagley

It is with sadness that we tell you that Duncan Victor Dagley, passed away on June 22nd.

Please hold his family, Gary, Glen, Debbie, Nancy, Donna, Wayne, Richard and Kevin and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, Duncan Victor Dagley, age 83 of Italy Cross on June 22nd at the SSRH Bridgewater.

He leaves behind a large and loving family, Children: Gary (Dawn) Dagley, Vancouver Island BC; Glen ( Mary Nichols) Dagley, Ottawa Ont; Debbie (Glenn) Hirtle, Sommerset NS; Nancy (Merrill) Zinck, East LaHave NS; Donna (Milton) Countway, Blockhouse NS; Wayne (Annette Collicutt) Dagley, family homestead Italy Cross NS; Richard (Kimberlea) Dagley, Middlewood NS; and Kevin (Kim Dorey) Dagley, Italy Cross NS; seventeen Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and brothers in law Gerald (Louise) Gaetz, Eagle Head NS and Harley (Sandy) Gaetz of Port Alberni BC.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Doris (Gaetz) Dagley only one year ago after 62yrs of marriage. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family being predeceased by his father John William Dagley, mother Josie Mabel (Wile) Dagley, half siblings: George Wile, Florence (Dagley) Hollingsworth, Mildred and Bessie Dagley, Charles and Alfred Dagley. Siblings: Helen (Victor) Stewart, Conquerall Mills; Wallace (Lillian) Dagley, Petite Riviere; Ivan (Almira) Dagley, Conquerall Mills and John Dagley of Italy Cross, also by cherished Granddaughter Chantelle Dagley of BC, infant Great Grandson Nathan Dagley of Ottawa and Nephew Arnold Dagley of Italy Cross.

Dad worked hard all of his life to provide for his large family. He was a proud and determined man who would take on any job that he could to accomplish this. He started work at a young age helping out on the family farm and continued this passion for farming during and after his retirement from Michelin on the multigenerational Dagley homestead, he was happiest working outside on his tractor, making hay or in the woods and caring for his cattle. The only thing he loved more was spending time with family and did not miss an opportunity for a cuddle or a hug. There were many family gatherings which were always large and boisterous, he loved it all, the more the merrier, especially when it came to the Grandchildren. We will truly miss this large figure in our lives but know that he is happy to be reunited with Mom.

He was an honorary member of the Italy Cross Middlewood and District Fire Dept and he enjoyed his weekly crib club and card parties at the fire hall.

The family would like to thank all those who have helped to care for Dad in the past year as his health declined and made life more challenging for him. He was always grateful for the care that he received and especially enjoyed the daily home care visits and the added company they provided.

Visitation with family to take place at R A Corkum Funeral Home in Wileville on Tues June 25th from 6 to 8pm and the funeral service will be held on Wed June 26th at 11am also at the funeral home. There will be a private family graveside committal. A reception will follow the service at the Italy Cross Middlewood and District fire hall.

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Dad would be appreciated to The Children’s Wish Foundation, the Italy Cross Middlewood and District Fire Department or charity of choice.

Earlier Event: June 26
Time For Peace and Meditation
Later Event: June 26
Inclusivity Committee