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Brian Clinton Dalshaug

September 30, 1948 - January 6, 2021


Brian Dalshaug of Kaslo, BC area passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2021 at the age of 72 years.  He leaves to mourn his brothers, Dwayne (Sharon) Dalshaug of Regina; Bruce (Sandra) Dalshaug of Edmonton, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his partner Ginny Goulet in 2015; along with parents Clinton & Muriel Dalshaug, grandparents Palmer & Lillian Dalshaug, grandparents Alfred & Florence McLelland.


Brian Clinton Dalshaug was born on September 30, 1948 in Wadena, Saskatchewan to Clinton and Muriel Dalshaug. Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, he enjoyed early years of playing minor hockey and later coaching bantam-aged players.  He was an avid animal lover, but had a special place in his heart for the many beautiful German Shepherds he raised over the years.  In recent months, Brian had moved from the Lethbridge area to Kaslo, BC area, where he had a beautiful place on the lake overlooking the mountains.


Brian attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and upon graduation in 1968; he began working as a public health inspector in Yorkton, Sask, later moving on to Grande Prairie, Winnipeg and Red Deer.  In 1992, he settled in the Lethbridge area and took a management position with Barons-Eureka-Warner Health Unit in Coaldale as the Director of Environmental Public Health (EPH).  In 1995, after regionalization, he became the Director of EPH with the former Chinook Health Region, which later expanded to EPH-South Zone for Alberta Health Services.  He retired from this position in 2016.   He was well-respected by colleagues and staff, who admired his ‘team approach’ leadership style and his passionate advocacy for rural Public Health.


Through the years, he volunteered countless hours with the Salvation Army (Lethbridge) Food Truck and Christmas Kettles, Children’s Wish Foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Relay for Life-Canadian Cancer Society.


As per his wish, there will be no funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:  Salvation Army,1302-4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0R4; Make-A-Wish-Southern Alberta Canada, or your local animal shelter


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From: Wendy & Rudy Granson
Relation: Colleague and Friend

It is with profound sadness that we heard of Brian’s passing. We are glad he was in a such a wonderful place on the lake overlooking the mountains and surrounded by such beauty. We were sad to see him move from here, but feel his heart was calling him there. I had the true honour of working closely with Brian for 25 years and a lasting friendship for 30 years. He will be greatly missed.

From: Don and Donna Bladen
Relation: Friend/pastors of his church in Lethbridge

Brian will be greatly missed by his church family in Lethbridge. He was a valued member who was always willing to be involved, whether it was organizing teams to serve on the food truck, drive youth to our Tuesday evening kidszone or lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His faith was strong so we can rejoice in knowing he is with Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as you grieve the loss of this beautiful man.

From: dave brown
Relation: work and social

Brian was a good friend. He gave me a job when I needed it. A word of advice to pick me up. A laugh when it really seemed right. He is and will be an important person and relationship I will treasure for the remainder of my days. God bless.

From: Steven Probert
Relation: Fellow public health inspector

I always enjoyed Brian’s casual and welcoming demeanor. He always displayed a can do attitude, and he was not afraid to take risks in the interest of doing what was right. He was a kind and generous soul, and he will be missed! May he rest in peace.

From: Mike Swystun
Relation: Colleague and Friend

We need more people in the world like Brian. Never afraid to call a spade a spade and always there to help you out when you needed it. No matter what tricky situation you found yourself in, he could always find a way out that benefits everyone. You’re in my thoughts today Brian for sure!! I’m sure you’re Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ names wherever you are.

From: Anita Kennedy
Relation: Friend

Sad to hear about the passing of Brian his quiet demeanor was a strength and his presence was well respected in any way that he helped.

From: Barney Barnaby
Relation: Good friend and church buddy

Brian and I were good friends. Having lost Ginny and I my late wife, we were able to talk it out. We worked together on many projects together thru the salvation army and had an opportunity to visit with Brian in Kaslo and stayed overnight at his place. I will miss him a lot as we shared many private and spiritual talks. He was looking forward to his brother and family coming to Kaslo. I know he is with Jesus, no better place to be.

From: Connie Thompson
Relation: friend

I was totally astounded to learn about Brian passing away. I got to know Brian through the Salvation Army. I always found him to be very considerate and he had a real passion for those with lesser means, whether human or animal. My deepest condolences to his family and friends as they struggle through this time. God bless!

From: Pam
Relation: Boss, Colleague, Volunteer, Friend

“BossMan” Brian! Hard to believe that 15 years ago, you hired me before I was out of school. You have always been blunt, candid and passionate. You were all of these things, because of you truly do care for small rural communities and Public Health. Thank you for scolding us, advising, coaching and mentoring. Please have a glass of white wine with Ginny for me.

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