Dale Alexander Chopek was born on September 10, 1962 in Consort, Alberta to Alexander and Marie Chopek. He was the oldest of five boys.
Dale took all of his schooling in Altario where he grew up. Right after graduation, on June 26, 1980 he started his trucking career. For the first few years he drove for lease operators on with Gibsons. During this time he moved to Provost where he met Karolyn. On June 26, 1987 they bought their first truck and Road Runner Trucking was started. On August 5, 1989 Dale and Karolyn were married. Together they had three children, Garret, JoriAnn, and Dylan.
He was a hard worker and took pride in what he accomplished. He operated Road Runner Trucking right up to the time of his passing. In 2016 when Dale’s health had declined to the point that he was no longer able to drive his semi, he decided to start what was supposed to be a little hobby with his brother, Brent. This hobby required starting a supposedly small cattle operation from scratch, which meant the whole family had a new hobby whether they wanted one or not.
Nothing made Dale happier than when he was spending time with family and friends, whether it was quadding, camping, or a night of visiting. In the last few years his greatest joy of all was spending his days with his grandson, Alexander.
Dale passed away suddenly on April 4, 2018 at the age of 55 years.
He will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Karolyn; and their children, Garret (Melena), JoriAnn and Dylan; grandson, Alexander; mother, Marie; brothers, Ron (Brenda), Brent (Pat), Kevin and Dwayne (Carla); mother in law, Sharon Arlitt; brothers in law, William (Natalie) and Kevin (Jennifer); sisters in law, Sherri (Rick), Dawn (Jim), Cindy (Robin), and Jenine (Peter); as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.
Dale was predeceased by his father, Alexander and father in law, William.