The Brydons

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Ethel Dale Brydon

Ethel Dale Brydon

Female 1927 - 2016  (88 years)

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  • Name Ethel Dale Brydon 
    Born 7 Jul 1927  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jun 2016  Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2016 

    Father Dr. William Hall Brydon,   b. 1 Dec 1879, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1962, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ethel Dale,   b. 17 Mar 1893, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1943, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1914  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    'Dale girls in lake'
    'Dale girls in lake'
    photo courtesy Robert Jenkins
    Histories
    'Sundridge cottage originals'
    'Sundridge cottage originals'
    2012 is the 100 year anniversary of the Dales, Beattys, Algies, Campbells and Brydons summer presence on Lake Bernard.

    Cropped off the right of the picture is Bill Algie's sons Mac (i218) and Harry (i216).
    First summer in Sundridge, Aug. 1912
    First summer in Sundridge, Aug. 1912
    the Dale family

    photo courtesy Robert Jenkins
    The Brampton Invasion
    The Brampton Invasion
    by James Gordon Beatty
    Albums
    Brydon - Miller family, my Brydons
    Brydon - Miller family, my Brydons (98)
    From the Ettrick Valley in Selkirkshire to Ontario in 1830.
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allan Everett Sivell,   b. 6 Apr 1925, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 2002  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Jul 1950  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ceremony at her father's home.
    Children 
    +1. Christine Dale Sivell,   b. 12 Sep
     2. Charles Brydon Sivell,   b. 17 May
    +3. Edward Robb Sivell
    Uncle Ted's snapshots
    Uncle Ted's snapshots
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1927 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1950 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 2016 - Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dale Sivell
    Dale Sivell
    at Dale O'Hara's book opening, Sept 2007
    Dale Sivell
    Dale Sivell
    In 1986 a founding member of the Georgian Bay Association for Creative Arts.

    photo by Thomas Dale Brydon

    Histories
    Sundridge local trip
    Sundridge local trip

    courtesy Dale Sivell

    Weddings
    '..a gown of white eyelet over satin...'
    "..a gown of white eyelet over satin..."

    Allan Sivell marries Dale Brydon

  • Notes 
    • Ethel Dale Sivell (Brydon)

      Born July 7, 1927 to Dr. William Hall Brydon and Ethel Dale Brydon of Brampton, Ontario, Dale passed peacefully at Meaford Long Term Care June 16, 2016 with her family at her side. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Allan Sivell BA BED BPE (1925-2002), Loved mother of Ted Sivell (Yvonne Weltch) of Thornbury ON; Christine Sivell (Joe Ferri) of Clarksburg ON; and Charles Sivell of Nelson BC. Adored and doting grandmother of Taylor Sivell (Alex Viau), Melbourne, Australia; Kylie Sivell, Rossland BC; Quinto Ferri (Anna Holancin) Emerson Ferri; Eliot Ferri. Grandmother to Charles' daughter Zoe Button. Proud great-grandmother to Samarah Ferri (Riley Boychuk) and Joseph Ferri. A favourite of many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families, Dale delighted in their visits and in hearing 'all the news'. She also treasured her many friends from Brampton, Collingwood, the Taylor Statten Camps, the Osler Bluff Ski Club, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts and her many years of Bridge.

      Ethel Dale was the last surviving grandchild of Harry Dale, founder of the Brampton Dale Estate which for decades produced spectacular roses, orchids and many other blooms. When young Ethel Dale joined her siblings and cousins at play in thirty five acres of greenhouses, the Dale Estate was shipping four and a half million roses a year. The greenhouses were full of gorgeous blooms and scents, which she loved, but it was the steam tunnels beneath that were the real source of adventure and fun. The tunnels were high, wide and ran for hundreds of meters in all directions. As well as being the best place imaginable for hide and seek, they were a novel way of travelling to and from cousin's homes.

      The war years were years of loss for Dale. Her own mother passed when Dale was just 15 and her closest brother, Ted, was killed in action in the last few days of the war. Dale was resilient and independent, however, and with the support of her father and her oldest sister Elizabeth (Libs) Dickson she went on to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts in the late 1940s and complete her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, Victoria College, 1948. On a ski trip to Blue Mountain in 1948 she met handsome young Allan Sivell and a long and happy marriage ensued.

      While raising her family of three in Brampton, it was hard to say who was the more active the children or Dale, yet in the midst of those hectic years of supporting Allan in his teaching career and ensuring a rich environment for her children, she remained committed to her art. Dale was, above all else, a creative person with a life-long sustaining interest in painting and all aspects of art. After Allan's retirement in 1982 they moved from Brampton to Collingwood. Together, they enjoyed 20 years of skiing, their many friends and managed the exasperations of their offspring, and Allan's failing health with good humour and grace. Dale continued to paint, at last in her own studio.

      We are grateful to have known and loved Dale, a wonderfully creative yet practical woman, who was glamourous, gracious, determined, with a keen sense of humour and an artist's unique way of seeing the world.

      Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 28, 7-9 pm, Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine St, Collingwood. Celebration of Life: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple St., Collingwood. Reception downstairs in church hall following service. Wheelchair accessible. If desired, donations in Dale's memory can be made to a charity of your choice or to The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust.