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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: Margaret MacDiarmid
Relation: A friend

I got to know Brian through the Salvation Army. My friend and I helped out with the Christmas kettles, then we started helping out with the Food Truck, feeding the homeless in Lethbridge. Brian was our driver and became a good friend, he will be greatly missed.

From: Maureen Heather
Relation: Ginny was my first cousin , I spent a lot of time with Ginny & Brian out at our farm and at Moon River , many a Thanksgiving Dinner was had , Rest In Peace Brian

Rest In Peace Brian love the Heather Family !

From: Richard Ovcharovich
Relation: PHI Colleague

I want to express my sincere condolences to Brian’s family. Brian was my boss, friend, and mentor. He always had a finger on the pulse of the team and knew how to motivate the group. His knowledge and no-nonsense, firm but fair attitude is something that I try to adapt in my own life. I have fond memories of our Canada vs Slovakia world cup of hockey friendly bets (which he won all but once). God bless you Brian on your final journey.

From: Anna Tuchiwsky
Relation: Colleague and Friend

I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a great colleague and friend. We used to have many great discussions at work as we both came from Yorkton, SK. As I had both my children in hockey, we seemed to have a lot in common. I was always impressed at how professional Brian handled situations. It was a pleasure to know and work with him. Rest in Peace and God Bless!

From: Terry Loewen
Relation: Hockey coach and friend

Brian (Mr. D), was as a great friend of mine put it, “The father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake. He was the ultimate non dad coach”.

I don’t think many people can comprehend the amount of people in Sylvan Lake that love and respect Brian. He was more than a coach, he turned young boys into men. He taught them about discipline, respect, team work, hard work and to never ever give up!

He is responsible for many Provincial Championships that were won in Sylvan Lake. Many of which were won without a loss.

We will honour this man in Sylvan Lake in the coming year for everything he has done for 100’s of men that had the honour to play for him. There are a lot of tears in this community today!

RIP Coach

From: Victor Barbey
Relation: Hockey team mate and friend from the Rocky Mtn House era.

Rest In peace my dear friend. I will revisit my fond memories of our friendship.

From: Sara Neufeld
Relation: Friend/ housekeeper

I feel honoured to have met Brian, I only wish it had been sooner. Brian was a true gentleman with his uplifting words of encouragement . I will miss our Tuesdays Brian. The Kootenays has lost a good man with a kind and gentle soul. I paddled for you, said a prayer to the heavens, I know you knew. Thanks for the friendship and I’m glad we parted with a hug.
R.I.P Brian. You will be missed greatly. God Bless.

From: Marcella and Tim Klein
Relation: Friend and fellow church member - The Salvation Army

My husband and I were deeply saddened to hear of Brian’s sudden passing. Friendly, patient, kind, caring and encouraging are only a few of the many words that describe Brian. We were blessed to be able to worship with him in our church fellowship and will always treasure his friendship.

From: Kevin McLeod
Relation: Colleague in Public Health

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague. Brian exemplified integrity and commitment with his staff, employer and the people he served. I always found Brian to be clear in his communications, expectations and an engaging conversationalist. Brian left a very positive and lasting impression upon those who worked with him and he will be fondly remembered. Psalm 116:15

From: Darren Eng
Relation: Colleague and Friend

It is with sorrow that I hear of Brian’s passing. He was a great advocate to not only public health but to humanity also. I have always respected him as a great leader and it was a honor to have worked for him. I was so fortunate to have him as a mentor and a friend. My only regret is that I did not have that one last “coffee” after his retirement….

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