Dale Allan Christman

March 6, 1955 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 67)



Dale Allan Christman of Duchess, Alberta beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend passed away in Calgary on Saturday March 26, 2022 at the age of 67 years. Dale was born on March 6, 1955 in Bassano, Alberta, he was the 5th born to Albert and Viola Christman. He grew up in Bassano, Alberta in a farming family and has always resided in the County of Newell. Dale met the love of his life Lois in 1975 and were married June 3, 1977. In November 1978 they welcomed their first son Albert Buck Christman. Buck put them through the initiation of parenting until their second son Bradley Dale was born May 24, 1980. Dale left Bassano in 1969 to pursue his passion for the cowboy lifestyle. He worked for numerous ranching and feedlot operations which included XL Ranches, Matthies Ranches, and the Duchess Grazing Association where he retired in 2019 after 32 years of managing the pasture. Dale was not one to sit idle as he had multiple careers in conjunction with building his own commercial cattle operation. He started brand inspecting with the government in 1985 on a part time basis which transitioned into fulltime and eventually into the area manager role that he held until the time of his passing. Dale and Lois built a quality commercial Black Angus limo cross herd that produced many champions throughout the county of Newell and beyond. He took pride in his career and his cattle operation but nothing was more important than his family. Dale and Lois were blessed with 4 beautiful granddaughters Shenae, Cheyenne, Peyton and Sterling.  Not only was Dale blessed with these granddaughters, he was also fondly referred to as “Grandpa Dale” by many. He was an avid cowboy competing in different rodeo events, jackpot team ropings and as a pick-up man. Dale was a founding member of the Sandhills roping club in Cessford where he competed for over 40 years winning numerous year end and fast time awards. He transitioned his passion for rodeo into serving the rodeo community as a pick-up man, he picked up for Art Klassen and Big Stone Rodeo Co. all over Alberta. Dale is predeceased by his father Albert, and brothers Brian and Randy.  Dale is survived by his mother Viola Christman, loving wife Lois Christman, sons Buck (Sharon, Shenae, Cheyenne) of Beechy, Sk , Brad (Crystal, Peyton, Sterling) of Black Diamond, Alberta, siblings Gerry (Cheryl), Larry (Gerri), Betty, Doug (Kelly), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Duchess Community Hall in Duchess, AB.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dales honor to: Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine ( or Ag Talk (


Memorial Service
April 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Duchess Community Hall
255 Margaret Avenue
Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0

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