DALE ORR

The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

Sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily, Dale passed away peace­fully on No­vem­ber 9, 2018 in his 75th year, af­ter a short and coura­geous bat­tle with cancer. He is sur­vived by Sharon, his spouse for over 50 years; his son, Clin­ton; and daugh­ter, An­drea (Franco); as well as his sis­ter, Clare (Jack, d. 2011); brother, Neil (Shirley); nephew, Bryan; and niece, Leanna (Jesse). He was a won­der­ful part­ner, fa­ther, brother and un­cle, friend, teacher and a great role model for the im­por­tance of fam­ily, good val­ues, ed­u­ca­tion and sports, es­pe­cially golf.

Dale was born in Trail, B.C. to Fred­er­ick and Edna Orr. The fam­ily moved to Oliver, then Kiti­mat in 1956 where he met Sharon and they quickly be­came best friends for life. He re­ceived his BA in eco­nom­ics at the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton and his PhD at North­west­ern Univer­sity in Chicago, where Dale and Sharon were mar­ried. His ca­reer spanned academia (as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of eco­nom­ics at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia), 10 years in the fed­eral gov­ern­ment in Ot­tawa in se­nior econ­o­mist and ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions, as well as the pri­vate sec­tor. He was Chief Econ­o­mist at Bell Canada for 10 years, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Cana­dian op­er­a­tions for an in­ter­na­tional eco­nom­ics con­sult­ing firm for 10 years in Ot­tawa and Toronto and ran his own suc­cess­ful eco­nom­ics con­sult­ing firm for many years. A for­mer col­league sum­ma­rized Dale’s pro­fes­sional con­tri­bu­tion as fol­lows... “Thank you Dale for ev­ery­thing you have done to help ad­vance and in­form the thought­ful dis­cus­sion of eco­nom­ics and busi­ness is­sues in our coun­try.”

Our fam­ily is very grate­ful for the out­stand­ing care that Dale re­ceived at Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal, Toronto West­ern Hos­pi­tal, Princess Mar­garet Cancer Cen­tre and fi­nally, Kens­ing­ton Hos­pice. Memo­rial gifts in Dale’s hon­our can be made on­line to The Princess Mar­garet Cancer Foun­da­tion in sup­port of neuro-on­col­ogy re­search at www.thep­mcf.ca/DaleOrr or by phone: 416-946-6560 ext. 1. and/ or Kens­ing­ton Hos­pice: https:// www. kens­ing­ton­health.org/ Do­na­tions/In-Mem­ory-Do­na­tion. aspx or by phone: 416-963-9640 ext. 1400.

More de­tails on Dale’s life are posted on and mes­sages can be sent to https:// w w w. c a r in­gbr idge.org. A fam­ily memo­rial ser­vice will be held at Mt. Pleas­ant Ceme­tery in Toronto. A cel­e­bra­tion of Dale’s life will take place in the spring, his fa­vorite sea­son. De­tails will be pro­vided at a later date.

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