Dale was born in Chatham and has lived there all of his life. He attended Chatham Vocational School. Dale worked for Eaton Yale and Oxford Automotive for 34 years and retired in 2002.
Dale is married to Joy. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2016. They have four daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dale volunteers at Lakewood Trailer Estates in Port Glasgow. His hobbies are metal detecting and fishing. Dale attends Evangel Community Church in Chatham.
He has worked for McKinlay Funeral Homes since 1992 as a part-time employee.