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May 14, 1950 - August 25, 2012

Marvin Haftner is sad to announce the death of his brother, Dalbert Haftner. Dal passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in August of 2011.

He is survived by our mom, Genevieve Haftner of Victoria, dad, Len Haftner (Rose) of Keremeos, BC, Marvin (Kathy) of Errington, nephew Brian, niece Nicole, brother Ellery, of Oliver, BC., wife Sylvia of Nanoose, son Craig and daughter Andrea of Victoria.

Dal taught me to fish and hunt and enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. I passed that on to my children and am now instilling those same values to our grandchildren. Dal was a senior member of the Annual Why-Knot Fishing Derby, which we began years ago. He will be missed by all the members. Due to declining health Dal was unable to attend April’s derby but was with us in spirit.

Dal spent his last weeks in Palliative Care, NRGH. The nurses did a tremendous job and always had a kind word for us. They made a very difficult situation easier with their caring and support. Thank you to all the wonderful staff who cared for Dal during his decline.

He was a kind and very generous man with a great sense of humor and we will miss him.

Dal requested no service but to raise a glass and remember him in your own way.

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