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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: John Mitchell
Relation: Old Friend and also my GP

When I lived in Abbotsford in 1980-1984, Mike was not only our family GP but was also a good friend. We spent many hours playing chess with pints in hand at our home and many discussions regarding our shared heritage coming from the UK. My deepest condolences to Mike’s family and friends, I share your loss of a great guy.RIP Mike…

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