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Born In: Creston, British Columbia, Canada
Born: August 7th, 1924

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 25th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard Colston Hale announce his peaceful passing on Christmas day.

Richard was born on August 7, 1924 just outside of Creston, B.C. in Erickson and raised in the Canyon area. In Grade 9 Richard met his bride to be. He graduated in 1942 and moved to Vancouver, B.C. where he got a job at the Boeing Air Plant and married his high school sweet heart Anita, on February 13, 1943.

He was in the Canadian Air Force and discharged on the 22 of February in 1945. Richard took an electrical course and bought a shack in Creston where he started and maintained his own electrical company called RC Hale Electric. His two sons, Mel and Doug were apprenticed by their father and worked along side him. Richard turned the business over to his son Doug in 1988. He bought a place and lived at Kootenay Lake before moving to Kamloops in the late 80's. In 1997 Richard was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and he made one last move to the Kamloops Senior's Village in 2010. One of his biggest joys in life were his dogs, CC, Copper and Bailey they were more than just pets, they were his friends, companions and a great source of love.

Richard will be forever remembered by his sons Jim (Loletta) of Victoria, Barry of Kelowna and Mel (Diane) of Louis Creek, B.C., and lovingly remembered by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anita and his son Doug of Creston.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Kamloops Senior's Village for their kindness and their compassion that they showed towards Dad.

There is no formal service by request, but a scattering of remains on Kootenay Lake to take place at a later date.


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