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Posted: June 25, 2022

Obituary of William Martin Bale


MAY 31, 1945 – MAY 25, 2022

Bill Bale, 76, died suddenly in his home on May 25, 2022.  He was born May 31/1945.

He was the first son of Fern and Martin Bale.  Bill attended UBC, before he started his apprenticeship in assaying for Cominco in Trail.  He eventually transferred to Kimberley working in the assay office for 29 years.

Together with his wife, Laura, of 44 years, they raised two daughters,  Jenny (Amanda) and Joanna (Adam).   Bill embraced his greatest role as Papa to his grandkids,  Graham, Corbin, Scarlett and Kade.

Bill is survived by siblings Sharlene (James),  John (Charlene) and Patti (Cynthia).  He was “Fun Uncle Bill”  to many nieces, nephews and friends.

After Retirement, Bill and Laura loved to travel.  They volunteered together for many years at the Food Bank and Seniors Helping Seniors.  Bill had a love for singing and music, belonging to the community and church choirs, as well as many  smaller singing groups that entertained at senior homes.

Bill will be greatly missed by so many.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, June 25/2022 at1:00 pm at the United Church in Kimberley.

If you wish to make a donation in remembrance of Bill,  it can be made to the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank.

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