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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: Barbara Gostola
Relation: Friend

Shocked and saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. My husband and I send our sincere condolences to Brian’s family and friends. I worked with Brian for 10 years in Red Deer Alberta as the admin assistant for Environmental Health when he was a Health Inspector and for a time, Acting Director. Brian and his partner Ginny shared a love of German Shepherd Dogs with my husband and I, and this nurtured a friendship that lasted many years. He was a kind, amazing and intelligent man of great integrity. Forever in our hearts Brian, rest in peace. Barb and Les Gostola

From: Judy Erickson
Relation: Co-worker and friend

My sympathy to Brian’s family. May the many memories you have of him provide you with comfort at this difficult time. Approximately 26 years ago I met and worked in collaboration with Brian and his Health Inspectors. This amazing team lead by Brian, his passion and integrity for the work they performed, 100% supported my team of Licensing Officers and Inspectors in all endeavors we undertook. Through working together, Brian earned my respect, loyalty and ultimately my friendship. This friendship continued until his passing. We both retired in 2016, and upon Brian’s invite, my friend and I commenced volunteering for the Salvation Army. So many stories, so many experiences and so many laughs were shared during these volunteer times. Brian, who was ever so witty, was a trusted and loyal friend. He is a friend that will truly be missed. Brian, I know you are in heaven with Ginny, and loyal pets who have long awaited your arrival. Take care my friend until we meet again.

From: Renita F Picton and Mom
Relation: Lifelong friend since 7 March, 1969 when we first met and wife from 1971-1994

Forever in our hearts 💕
So glad we had our visit in November. Our hearts are hurting.

From: Dennis & Sylvia Chinner
Relation: Friends

Our sincerest condolences to Brian’s family. Brian and Ginny were our friends and the loss of each of them has saddened us immensely.

From: Terry Betker
Relation: Friend

I learned of Brian’s passing from a mutual friend, Darryl Hogg. Darryl and I came to meet and know Brian when he attended the U of Manitoba and lived in the men’s residence. We played hockey together. Definitely partied together. The group of friends we all hung out with had the partying down to a science. I was privileged to know Brian and am saddened that I had not been able to directly connect with him since those days. There are people that come into our lives that make an unforgettable mark. Brian was one of those people for me. Simply stated … a great guy!

From: Diane Conley
Relation: Chinook Health Region colleague

I was so very sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with him when we were both employed by the Chinook Health Region. He was great at his job – a man of knowledge and intelligence, strength and integrity, compassion and service.
My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.

From: BettyAnne Slomp
Relation: Postmaster.

I just wanted to pass on my sympathies to the family of Brian Dalshaug, I was his postmaster in Monarch for many years, he was a very kind man, and I appreciated his smile and kindness always. I was sad to see him leave to Kaslo, but happy that he was happy for a new start. he seemed so excited. seeing his obituary in our local paper hurt my heart..he didnt have a chance to enjoy the change for near long enough… please know my thoughts are with your family at this time…

From: Kelsie Dale
Relation: Colleague and Friend

So saddened to hear about Brian’s passing. He will be missed. He was always ready to commiserate over a Leafs loss (even though that wasn’t his team!) or reminisce about Saskatchewan. He was both thoughtful and forceful in his view points, especially on public health issues! I am forever grateful he provided the opportunity for me to get back into public health. I will never forget the lessons I learned from him not the kindness in his heart.

From: Shirley Hill
Relation: Public health colleague Chinook Health

I am very surprised and saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. I worked in public health with Brian at Barons-Eureka-Warner health unit and also in Lethbridge after we became Chinook Health Region. We had many interesting meetings . Brian was not afraid to speak his mind and was willing to listen to others concerns. He was a good colleague to work with and I am truly sorry that he has gone so young. sounds like his retirement was fulfilling. God Bless.

From: Maureen Falkiner
Relation: friend

I was saddened to learn of Brian’s untimely passing. I first met Brian in Kamsack in 1968 where he worked as a Public Health Inspector, and was delighted to have recently renewed our friendship in BC. He was so looking forward to all the activities of retirement. There were fun times at Madge Lake, and in the house he lived with Bob Stoyand and Jerry Blanchette. Brian described the house “as a place Hell couldn’t heat!” The boys were all transplants who met and married Kamsack girls. Friendships are precious. Our lives often take different roads but wonderful memories sustain us for a lifetime. My condolences to all Brian’s family, friends and colleagues.

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