Dalton was born and raised on his parents' family farm near Blackstock, Ontario.
Cherished husband of Kathleen ( 2010), the son of Annie ( Ferguson) and Earl Dorrell and predeceased by brothers Roger (Ethel) and Stuart.
He successfully transitioned from a male oriented household to one of women. Marrying Kathleen Wright in 1946, together they raised four daughters; Nancy Dickson (Jim Carnaghan), Leanne Moody (Kevin), Heather McLaughlin (Grant) and Janis Dorrell. Papa will be missed by his grandchildren Laura Wills (Michael Feindel), Emily Wills, Carla McLaughlin Vivian (Blair), Caitlin McCoy (Richard Jirka), Michael Dickson, Abby McLaughlin Benschop (Gabe), Remy McCoy, Joe McCoy and Mac McCoy. Dalton was just getting to know his great grandsons Seth Vivian and Finn Wills-Feindel. His loss will be felt by sisters-in-law Helen Dorrell and Dorothy Marlow (Jim), extended family and friends. Dalton had a lifelong love of farming and built a large dairy operation with his brother Stuart.
He had a curiosity and knowledge about the stock market, investing and innovations in farming and the environment. Obtaining his pilot's licence, world travels with Kathleen, winters in Florida and playing bridge were highlights of his retirement. Dalton's infectious laugh and sense of humour drew people to him. Coming of age during the depression forged his character - strong work ethic, supportive of church and community, he led by example in both selflessness and generosity. Family Sunday dinners will not be the same without you, Dad!
A Celebration of Dalton's life will take place at Blackstock United Church on Sunday Nov. 2nd with visitation from 1- 2 p.m. and the service to begin at 2 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Blackstock United Church.