Published in the Edmonton
Journal from 5/12/2011 - 5/13/2011
DAYNE, Michael It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing
of Michael Paul Dayne (Dzingielowski) on May 9, 2011 at the Cross Cancer
Institute in Edmonton, Alberta.
He is predeceased by his parents; Joseph and Sophia Dzingielowski; sisters
Josepha (in infancy), Rose Dayne, Josephine Dayne, Ann (Jake) Braun, Julie
(Lloyd) Nichols, Caroline (Sigmunt) Tejszerski; brothers, Carl Dzingielowski,
Frank (Helen) Dayne, John Dayne; sister-in-law Leona Dayne; nephews Gerald,
Gregory, Timothy and Johnny Dayne.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Rita Dayne; stepchildren
Kirsty MacInnes, Rhona (Andy) Saltis, Aileen (Jeff) Williams and Ian MacInnes;
grandchildren Drake MacInnes and Brodie Williams; brothers Joe and Leo
(Jean) Dayne; sister-in-law Rita Dayne; many nieces and nephews and their
Mike was born on the family farm near Kelstern, Saskatchewan on January
25, 1931. Farming was in his blood and his heart and remained his life-long
passion, along with baseball.
A talented athlete all his life, Mike pitched minor league baseball in
the Southern United States from 1951 to 1955, when an injury at the farm
at the age of 24 sidelined his major league dreams.
Mike returned to the farm where he spent the bulk of his working career,
with side trips as a salesman, franchise owner and sports broadcaster.
Mike married the love of his life, Rita, on February 14, 1991 and together
they retired to a snowbird's life, splitting time between Edmonton and
A brilliant athlete to the last, Mike was a popular partner for tennis
and a coveted "ringer" for senior league softball games. Always
quick with a joke and a smile, Mike enjoyed playing cards with the family,
keeping up with current events and being Mr. Fixit around the house and
Mike's generous and loving spirit will be sorely missed by family and
friends. A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011
at 2:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 9810 - 34
Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 6L1.
Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to the family via the website,
Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 780-440-2999. Honoured Provider
of Dignity Memorial.