Adele Christie Hitchcock was born on June 4, 1929 in the Poplar Grove District east of Langbank, Sask. to Norman and Ruth Hitchcock. She was named after an aunt and her middle name was her mother’s maiden name. Adele passed away at Deer View Lodge, Wawota, SK on Saturday, May 20, 2023 just two weeks shy of her 94th birthday.
Adele grew up on the farm with three brothers and always maintained that she was a tom boy. She loved the outdoors, especially riding horses. Adele loved to play ball and curl and curled until she was at least 75. After high school, Adele attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and received her teacher’s certificate. She taught at Kipling, Kendelton in the Wapella area, Sims School north of Grenfell and Fairmede. In fact, when she taught at Fairmede, she rode her horse since the roads were so poor.
Adele married Don Dayle in Whitewood on Feb. 20, 1954 and they moved to the Matheson farm in the Brookside District about eight miles from where she grew up. They were typical hard working mixed farmers raising cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, a garden and fruit trees. Don and Adele raised five children, none of whom moved too far away, and Sunday dinners usually saw some of them back at mom’s table. It also meant that they were able to attend many of their grandchildren’s activities.
Adele and Don loved their community and were very involved in all aspects even after their children left home. Adele developed dementia in her 80s. They remained in their farm home and Don became the cook and caretaker until he became ill in 2018. Adele then moved to Deer View Lodge in Wawota in September 2018.
Adele will be missed by her children, Deborah Nordal and husband Ken, Stewart Dayle and wife Connie, Dorothy Maier and husband Stan, Denise Fry and husband Brent, and Graham Dayle and wife Tammy; her grandchildren, Celeste (Colin) Ireland, Janine (Scott) Duguid, Karlee (Nick) Petruic, Danielle (Dan) Frank, Kendra Dayle (Adam Hobbs), Brendon Dayle, Justin Maier, Jenna (Tony) Sparvier, Katelyn Fry (Dustin Chenier), Zachary Fry (Taylor Cooper), Jonelle (Scott) Pike, Coelton Dayle; and 20 great-grandchildren, Gareth, Griffin, Keira, Orla, Reid, Vance, Elsa, Hilton, Ava, Porter, Remington, Ivy, Brinlee, Emerson, Camdyn, Everett, Teagan, Huxley, Bentley and Charlie. She also leaves to mourn her brother, Stuart Hitchcock of Ottawa, ON; and her cousin, Bill and Gladys Hitchcock, Victoria, B.C.
Adele was predeceased by her husband Don; her parents; her brothers, Howard and Jack; and her sisters-in-law and good friends, Helen Hitchcock and Rhoda Hitchcock.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Deer View Lodge for their loving and compassionate care of Adele. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to Deer View Lodge, Box 240, Wawota, SK. S0G 5A0 or Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 2550 12th Ave. Regina, SK, S4P 3X1.

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