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Daniel “Dan” John William McPhail


Dan McPhail, resident of Beaverlodge, AB, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023, at home in Beaverlodge, at the age of 75 years.

Dan was born on April 3, 1947, in Edmonton, AB. In the early 1950s, the family settled in the Yukon. At the age of 16, he joined the army and served in Germany for 3 years as a NATO peacekeeper.

He married Susan in 1973, in Whitehorse, YT. They lived in various communities in British Columbia and retired in Beaverlodge in 2019.

Dan was a skilled mechanic, plying his trade all across British Columbia, and the Yukon. His talents translated to a craftsman in his wood shop where he turned out countless treasures and passed on his knowledge.

A life of adventure from early travels overseas to his annual ATV trips in the mountains kept his spirit young. Piloting his small plane in the skies of the North was a dream of Dan’s that he cherished.

Dan is survived by his wife Susan; children: John (Natalie), and Katie (Neal); grandchildren: Aislin, Conor, Renee, and Dan; siblings: Donna, Rod, Charles, and Susan.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Rose McPhail, and sister Rhonda.

Dan will be missed by many.

Condolences may be sent by visiting https://www.beaverlodgefuneralservice.com

Comments (1)

Terry kennedy on May 3, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Sorry to hear about Rhonda and Dan, my sincere condolences to all family and families. I found out as I was told about Ron. My apologies for not keeping in contact over the years. Always meant to but seemed like days turned to years and moved to BC. Both Danny and Rhonda will be missed and the memories of both are kept special. Take care Rod and family.

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