← View All Tributes

Michael Bale

September 23, 1941 - January 24, 2014

Tribute

In loving memory of Dr. MICHAEL STANLEY BALE, who died peacefully the evening of January 24, 2014. He had been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and remained resilient throughout. Mike touched the lives of numerous individuals through his profession, hobbies, and personal life—and will be greatly missed by all. His legacy is held by a devoted wife, Patricia (nee. Hansen); five children, Chris (Claire), Tanya (Jason), Geoffrey (Brittany), Gregory, and Natasha; and three grandchildren, Oliver, Joe, and Evan. He is also survived by four sisters, Heather, Jane, Jill, and Sue; extended family, and many close friends. Mike was overwhelmed by the outpouring of care for him during these past few weeks from family, friends, and patients. As was his nature, he left a note specifically requesting: “no service, no memorial … no fuss!!” Kindly forward any gestures to the Abbotsford Community Foundation Fund. His family is thankful for your support. As there is to be no service, please have a pint in Mike's memory and go for a walk in a beautiful spring garden.

Condolences

Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

Pages: 12345

From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: JOYCE MCKAY
Relation: patient

I am so saddened to hear of Dr Bale’s passing. He was my doctor and my mom’s for many years. He was honest and certainly never ‘sugar-coated’ anything but cared about us. He and I had many good chats and arguments over the years and I will miss him terribly. There will never be another doctor like him. I feel I have lost more than a doctor…Rest in peace my friend.

From: Gerald Kuva
Relation: Patient

Mike had been my Family Physician since I was in high school
My health has been in his hands and He did a bang up job of taking care of me I am going to miss him Greatly I am also thanking you Micheal for extending my Medication Prescription for a year You must have known then that something was wrong You can never be replaced Rest Peacefully
and I will definitely toast a pint to a fine Doctor

From: Brian and Janet Mauza
Relation: patient, sons

Patti and family,
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mike’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. We have enjoyed our years with Mike as our physician, for his down-to-earth approach to medical care, his personal interest, friendly concern and wonderful availability. We shall truely miss him! We shall think of him always with the blooming of rhodos in the spring! Know that you are in our thoughts as we offer our heartfelt condolences to you all at this difficul time.

From: JOHN AND ELIZABETH FLIER
Relation: DR.BALE WAS OUR DR. FOR MANY YEARS

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND CONDOLENCES AT THE PASSING
OF DR. BALE .EVEN THO HE WAS OUR DR.. WE FEEL HE WAS ALSO A FRIEND.HE WAS ALWAYS GOOD TO US ,WE MISS HIM ,

JOHN AND ELIZABETH FLIER

From: Georgina Patterson
Relation: Patient

My condolences to the family and staff of Dr. Bale. He was my doctor for just over 39 years. He delivered my daughter 35 years ago and he continued to be her family physician throughout those years. He always had your best care at heart and was not one to sugar coat anything. It will be impossible to find another doctor who I felt so comfortable with. Rest in Peace.

From: Diane and Steve Turner
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Miss you already Mike you have been a good doctor and friend for the last 18years and we shall miss our little chats and kindness you have always shown me and all my family.

From: Sonya Henry
Relation: patient

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Bale’s family. May you find peace and comfort in your precious memories of him. He was a wonderful doctor to me for many years and I will truly miss him. My sympathies to Mary and Frieda, as well.

From: Kerry Dicer
Relation: patient

There is a deep sadness in my heart at the news of Micheals passing.He was my doctor and my friend for almost 40 years, My warmest feelings go out to his family, I shall always miss him.

From: Marvin Mac Neill
Relation: Dr. Bale has been my Dr. for some 20 plus years and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I will truly miss him not only as a Dr. But as someone I really likes and trusted as a long time friend.

Pages: 12345

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Floral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier for delivery throughout the entire lower mainland, from Hope to Vancouver:

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Home
202-31314 Peardonville Rd.
Abbotsford BC
V2T 6K8

info@wiebeandjeskefh.com
604-859-5885

When ordering please have the name of the deceased, the date of the funeral service and the address/phone number of the delivery location for handy reference.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Michael Bale

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes