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Michael Bale

September 23, 1941 - January 24, 2014


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.


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From: Anita Gallagher`
Relation: patient

Dr.Bale was my doctor for many years and he was the best doctor I ever had in my whole life. Deepest sympathy to his family.

From: Gilda Drozdowich
Relation: patient

Sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Bale. He was my Dr. for many years. Will really miss him.

From: Meghan McKechnie (nee Rusk)
Relation: My childhood physician

I remember seeing Dr. Bale at his office when I was a little girl and I recall a kind, patient, and gentle man. Once when I was a teenager, he asked me if I was “allergic to sulpha” and I wasn’t quite sure what he meant. I’m a pharmacist now and I still giggle a little when people tell me they are allergic to sulpha and I think of Dr. Bale… even 25 years later. My condolences to his family, friends, patients, and colleagues. I’m sure he will be missed terribly.

From: Helen Hucul
Relation: He was my doctor

I am grateful that I had Dr. Bale as my doctor. He was wonderfully kind
and supportive. I trusted him implicitly. I wish peace of mind and strength
to his family.

From: Grant Piche
Relation: Parient

Dr. Bale, you are one of a kind. Thank-you for taking care of me and my family for the past 35 years. We will miss you.

From: andrew g simpson
Relation: My Doctor and Friend

to Patti and family. My sincere condolences. Mike was my first and only Doctor in Abbotsford over the past 35 plus years. I am in Palm Springs for the winter and had attempted to see him before I left at the end of December. However he was already in hospital and iwas unable to visit him. We enjoyed many evenings of Bridge and conversations on various topics. Iwill miss him as I’m sure his many other friends ,staff, colleagues and patients will. I share your loss and wish you comfort in the memories you and others who knew him will continue to have. Andrew Simpson

From: Helen Leusink
Relation: family doctor

We would like to send our condolences to the family. Dr, Bale has been our doctor since we came to BC in early 1987. He provided compassionate, personable, and quality care to my husband, myself, and our 5 children. I regret not being able to thank him for that personally. He will be greatly missed.

From: The Phillips family
Relation: Patient

Dr. Bale was our family doctor for many years.
Although at such a time as this,
There’s little one can do,
We hope it helps in some small way
To know we think of you.
Our sincere condolences to the family.

From: patti kimball
Relation: doctor/friend

Thanks for all you have done for me over the past 35 years. To Patti and all of your family my deepest thoughts and best wishes. I can honestly say that Dr.Bale made a difference in my life…we may not have always agreed on a subject but I always left his office feeling better and good about myself. Quite a gift……

From: Alice Rozario
Relation: Patient

My family’s sympathy to the Bale family. Doctor Bale was more than a doctor, he was a friend. We had a lot of laughs during our visits and enjoyed talking about trips to the Asia. We will miss him a lot. May God wrap His loving arms around him.

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