DAGLEY, Duncan Victor


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, Duncan Victor Dagley, age 83 of Italy Cross on June 22 at the SSRH Bridgewater. He leaves behind a large and loving family; children: Gary (Dawn) Dagley, Vancouver Island, BC; Glen (Mary Nichols) Dagley, Ottawa, ON; 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; brothers-in-law Gerald (Louise) Gaetz, Eagle Head, NS; and Harley (Sandy) Gaetz, Port Alberni, BC. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Doris (Gaetz) Dagley only one year ago after 62 years 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, BC; infant great-grandson Nathan Dagley, Ottawa ON; and nephew Arnold Dagley, Italy Cross. Dad worked hard all of his life to provide for his 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 the fifth generation there. He was happiest working outside on his tractor making hay, 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 and the Bridgewater Seniors Club gatherings.

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