Dale Everton Carl

September 20, 1950 - October 12, 2023

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life held on November 9, 2023 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Ted Rogers School of Management (55 Dundas St., West, Toronto - Room TRS 1-067

Carl, Dale Everton


With great sadness, we announce that Dr. Dale Carl passed away suddenly on October 12, 2023. Brother of Al Carl (Sue), Judy Milling (Steve), Heather Rahilly (Mike) and Brian Carl. Predeceased by parents Emmard and Verena Carl and sister Nancy Carl. Also missed by nephew Mike (Jenise), nieces Jen Corkum (Colin), Elisha Lopez (Paul) and Serena Delaney (Mike), and 6 great-nieces.


Dale attended the Royal Military College Saint-Jean and Royal Military College Kingston and served in the Canadian Navy. Dale participated in many different operations, was assigned to the Royal Yacht Britannia during the 1976 Summer Olympics and performed the duties of aide-de-camp for two Governor Generals for three years.


After retiring from the Canadian Navy, Dale had a distinguished career with the Canadian Foreign Service, in the US, Norway, Pakistan, East Africa, and the Middle East and was Chargé D’Affaires of the Canadian Embassy in Baghdad during the 1990 Gulf Crisis. He also worked on a variety of international projects, mainly in the Middle East.


Dale was Associate Professor of International Marketing at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management for 23 years. He also held the position of Director of Research, the Director of Graduate Students, and the Coordinator of International Programs.



Funeral Details: Private Family Service


A Celebration of Life will be held on November 09, 2023 at the Ted Rogers School of Management, 55  Dundas St West, in room TRS 1-067 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a special fund set up by Toronto Metropolitan University to support Ted Rogers School of Management students at the following link.





18 Condolences
  • Dr. Neil Rothenberg
    Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Reply

    So sad to lose this very special man. Dale always had a smile for everyone he met and was willing to lend a helping hand whenever it was needed.

  • John G Kattathara
    Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Reply

    Dale was a wonderful teacher, guide and an even better person. I know for a fact that I would not be where I am today had he not given me a chance to become part of the Ted Rogers MBA program in 2019, which has changed my life in many ways. Thank you for everything, Dale and rest in power.

  • Joanne Di Bratto
    Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Reply

    So sad to hear about Dale’s passing. I have worked with him in TRSM for over 25 years. He was an amazing person who brought so much joy to those around them and his students loved him. I am so sorry for your loss and offer my condolences.

  • David R.L. Smith
    Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Reply

    We will always remember our days in Iraq together – it was a privelege and a pleasure to have worked with Dale.

    He was always smiling and laughing and it doesn’t get better than that. So sorry that he have left us far too soon.

    We shall never forget you Dale. Sleep well old friend

    David Smith and Janice Attree-Smith

  • Nadia Barbosa
    Posted on: Friday, October 27, 2023 Reply

    I was saddened to hear the news of Dale’s passing. I had the fortune of collaborating with Dale in various case competitions in the MBA program and give back to his undergraduate students by mentoring them and judging their competitions. He and I also worked closely in the MBA Games and I was the TA his global management studies classes. Dale had a special bond with his students, who respected and admired him greatly. We will miss his kindness and patience. My condolences goes out to everyone who was lucky to have known him.

    -Nadia Barbosa

  • Michel Tetu
    Posted on: Friday, October 27, 2023 Reply

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Dale’s family. I worked with him in Baghdad during the Middle East crisis in 1990. As an evacuee diplomat from Kuwait, I was also part of the human shield and prevented from leaving Iraq. In a time of profound turmoil and deep suffering, Dale showed to be an outstanding leader. He had poise, composure, patience and a sense of humanity. To all the people who needed services from the Canadian Embassy during that time, he was a beacon of calm and hope. He was a good man. God bless him!

  • Rayyan Akhtar
    Posted on: Friday, October 27, 2023 Reply

    To begin, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Carl family, I cannot imagine the grief that you all must to be going through. I had the pleasure of working with Dale these past four months as a teaching assistant and having him as a professor the year prior. Dale was an extremely kind and gentle man who brought unbridled passion and enthusiasm to the classroom and the extra-curricular’s he was a part of. I am grateful to count myself among the individuals that knew him. He was an amazing educator, and an even better man. He will be sorely missed.

  • Taras Kulyk
    Posted on: Saturday, October 28, 2023 Reply

    Dale was truly a one of the great’s.

    His impact at Ryerson University / TMU will be felt for decades to come through the work and lessons he taught his students and colleagues.

    It’s truly sad when such a bright light goes out in this world. 😔

    Vichnaya pamyat Dale.
    You’ll be missed.

  • Danielle Lamb
    Posted on: Saturday, October 28, 2023 Reply

    I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Dale’s family. As a colleague of Dale’s at TMU, I will remember his friendliness and the genuine care that he had for his students. I will certainly keep him in my prayers.

  • William Pound
    Posted on: Friday, November 3, 2023 Reply

    What a terrible and preamature loss. My heartfelt condolences to the remaining family. Dale was just an awesome person. He was a true gentleman and one of my favourite colleagues. I’ve known Dale for over 30 years, first when we both served as Canadian Trade Commissioners — he in Baghdad and I in Amman — during a tumultuous time. We were prefessionally reunited years later when he learned I was in Toronto and was instrumental in encouraging me to lecture his favoured International Business course at Ryerson/TMU. And, we have been friends every step of the way, most recently in a post-Covid balcony get together. As a Professor, it was obvious Dale found his true purpose. He simply loved his students and being in the class with them. It He was a proud champion of them collectively and individually. In a world increasingly characterised by insensitivity, he never stopped caring. It is a loss to lose such a special spirit, teacher, mentor, friend. Peace be upon you Dale.

  • Jean-Guy and Fran Nadeau
    Posted on: Saturday, November 4, 2023 Reply

    Our sincerest condolences to the Carl family for their untimely loss.
    Carl was a friend, first met at RMC with fond memories of the Class of 72 barn dance at the family farm. We next met during his duties as aide to the GG while visiting Victoria.
    We subsequently followed his career by the facilities of the internet and were very proud of his participation in the Middle East debacle.
    He will be remembered as a gentleman and for his exceptional wit.
    RIP Carl.

  • Richard Deklerk
    Posted on: Saturday, November 4, 2023 Reply

    I found Dale was a great co-worker and booster for the MBA students teams. He was very kind and a joy to be around. I will miss him dearly. RIP Dale! My deepest condolences for his family!

  • Michael P
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Reply

    I was fortunate enough to meet Dale through extra-curriculars at TRSM, over a short time he grew to be one of my first mentors. He was truly a champion for student leadership and his international worldview and experience is fascinating and inspiring. There are so many generations of students including myself who would not be where we are now if not for him and his contributions, compassion, and support. Deepest condolences to the family, and may you rest in peace Dale.

  • Kathryn Simmons Burns
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Reply

    I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Dale’s untimely death. We were neighbours in Trenton where his father was stationed during his high school years. Dale excelled in everything he did whether it be academically, track or the church choir. I was at Queen’s while he was at RMC already beginning his stellar military career, and we shared some fun times together. He was a wonderful person gone far too soon. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Pavle Perisic
    Posted on: Thursday, November 9, 2023 Reply

    Like many other people of which Professor Carl helped throughout the years, I’d like to offer my sincerest condolences to this amazing human being.

    Aside from the incredible feats and accomplishments Carried by Professor Carl, he was one of the most caring, compassionate and understanding humans I I’ve ever met.

    I can only imagine what he had done for so many students and for me personally, he helped me carry out my dreams abroad, directly responsible for some of the lifelong relationships I’ll always have with amazing individuals and impactful experiences that I’ll always remember and cherish.

    Thank you sir. Thank you for your kindness, your deep sense of humanity and understanding. You’ll always live in my heart.

  • Ashwin Sinha
    Posted on: Thursday, November 9, 2023 Reply

    Even before I ever met Dale, he knew my entire background and aspirations because that just the type of kind and caring person he was.
    As an international student, away from Family, He provided fatherly guidance and comfort in his daily chats. He knew his students as well as he knew his teaching material! I miss him and will always remember how warm and noticed he made me feel.

    The picture is from my 1st day of MBA Orientation.


  • Ranjani Ranganathan
    Posted on: Thursday, November 9, 2023 Reply

    Prof. Dale was one of the kindest and most generous persons I have ever met, right from the get go. He was so full of energy, shared his enthusiasm whenever he interacted with his students and always celebrated in our successes and wins. He always looked out for his students, made it a point to get to know everyone well, their strengths/weaknesses and set them up for success. I appreciated that quality in him. For international students like me, especially he was like a father figure and made it a point to ensure we have everything we need to succeed in our program by always checking in on us. Thank you, Prof. Dale for taking a chance on me and giving me the opportunities that you did and creating the environment for me to succeed here. Thank you for bestowing upon the TRSM family and especially, the TRMBA family invaluable gifts of your presence, sincerity and hardwork and taking us all to great heights. I feel fortunate to have met you all these years ago and pray that you rest in peace and power. You will be greatly missed.

    Sharing here one of my fondest memories of us being together, at the 2017 MBA games.

  • Valerie Blackstock
    Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2023 Reply

    Dale Carl was not only the best professor I’ve ever had, but also an inspiring human being. I met him in my undergraduate class of International Marketing and was instantly impressed by his worldliness. He taught from a place of experience and deep knowledge, simply put, he was on point and authentically passionate about his area of expertise. It was impossible not to like Dale.

    I was lucky enough to keep in touch with Dale, after my graduation from the business program and when I decided to pursue my masters degree, he was the person who coached and supported me during the Ted Rogers Graduate program admissions process.
    In fact, he was the very person who was fundamental at creating the TRMBA program and putting it on the map.

    Some people say that he cared for his students, I dare to say that he genuinely loved every single one of us. He saw our greatest potential (deep breath) and he made us feel valuable. I was just an insecure eastern block immigrant, but he personally made me feel like I mattered.
    I am grateful that I had an opportunity to be around him and I sincerely hope that he is resting in peace, surrounded by love and joy.

    Thank you for being a positive light in my life, Dale. You might no longer be here, but you will never be forgotten.

    With deepest respect,
    Your student

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