February 11, 1918 – January 7, 2008
Passed away peacefully in Vernon, B. C., “Hal” was born in Innisfail, Alberta, the 2nd of 7 children born to Ray and Mabel Dial. In 1939 he married Marion Belle MacDonald and they started their life together west of Caroline, AB., at the old Bell place. In 1944 they bought their farm west of Spruceview, AB., and farmed and raised cattle for 30 years. They retired to Coldstream, B. C. in 1974. Hal was predeceased by his loving wife Marion May 3, 1985 , one sister and 2 brothers. Hal is survived by brothers Richard of Smithers, B. C., Robert (Amy) of Caroline, AB., sister Melba Davidson of Nelson, B. C., sister-in-law Joyce Sherwood of Eckville, AB., plus many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM from the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B. C. Interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Baerg-McMurtry Cancer Centre (Vernon Jubilee Hospital) 2102 32nd St, Vernon, B. C. V1T 9Z9, or a charity of choice.
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