With much sadness, we announce the passing of Robert “Dale” McIntosh. Dale was born in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1938, to Donald and Sarah (Cal) McIntosh.

Dale had a passion for music, teaching, and for helping others, which he manifested into an extensive career in education, beginning as a teacher and administrator in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. He taught in Edmonton, Alberta and was a researcher and sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta from 1970-1972. From 1972-1974, he was the supervisor of music and coordinator of performing arts for the Government of Alberta. In 1974, he joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria and progressed to the Chairman of the Department of Art and Music Education in 1986. Dale’s love of music history allowed him to research and publish two books on the music history of Victoria and one for all of British Columbia. After retiring from the University of Victoria in 1994, he worked as a web design instructor for BCIT and was actively working until his death.

He met his lovely wife Margery in Rosetown, Saskatchewan while he was teaching at the local high school there. They were married in 1961 and expanded their family with the addition of their daughter Kathryn and grandchildren, Sara, Alexis and Samuel. Dale was a quiet, supportive husband, father and grandfather, always willing to lend a hand to his family when they needed it. Their family home was always filled with music as Dale had a wide range of musical interests from Baroque to Jazz to Contemporary. Dale and Margery also enjoyed travelling and went on many cruises together.


Dale also volunteered his time within the community, directing many musical concerts and plays in his role as choir director for the First United Church in Victoria and Grace United Church in Edmonton. He enjoyed walking their dogs on Dallas Road near the music of the ocean and he was an avid gardener, growing many beautiful dahlias in the garden over the years.

He is survived and missed so much by his loving wife Margery, his daughter Kathryn, and his grandchildren Sara, Alexis and Samuel.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Please feel free to remember Dale in your own way. If desired, donations in memory of Dale may be made to The Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria Hospitals Foundation – 1952 Bay Street – https://www.victoriahf.ca/donaterjh/

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


    Dear Marg
    So sorry to read of your loss. I remember lots of fun times with you & Dale – “happy hours” at the University Club & the crazy dash to Port Townsend for the weekend. Love to you & your family,
    Christine Kinghorn

  • Diane Shier & Wayne MacGillivray

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing! I have not seen him in years but my thoughts are with you all at this sad time! Dale’s mom and my dad where brother and sister!

  • Lynn MacGillivray

    Hi, so sorry about Dale’s passing. Hope you are okay. Our condolences to your family.
    Lynn MacGillivray and Family Quill Lake

  • Greg Marchand

    Dear Marg and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. Debbie and I met in the musical version of The Canterbury Tales he was the musical director for in 1978 and our family enjoyed several visits to Vancouver renting your condo from you over the years. As the graduate advisor for my Master’s degree, he was an important figure in my educational and professional life, and I’ll always be grateful for his guidance.
    We send our deepest sympathies,
    Greg and Debbie Marchand

  • Bindon.

    Dear Margery,
    So very sad to hear about Dale’s passing although I don’t think we’ve seen each other for nearly 30 years. I still remember the fun we all had drinking Caesars in the back of his van while driving up to Nanaimo, Chemainus and Port Townsend barely making the last BC Ferry back and only did so because we flew over its gangplank as it was about to leave the dock.Also the shows he and I worked on, in particular Pirates of Penzance and Allaboard. Good times.
    By my calculation you were married for 61 years. That’s a long time Marg and is going to take some getting used now being on your own. Stay close to Kathryn and your grandchildren and all will be well. Great photos of you and Dale especially the one where you both look very tanned. I’m guessing you’ve just got off a cruise ship.
    Thinking of you both,
    With love from Bindon.

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