Ronald Bruce HALE

Ronald Bruce Hale

December 29, 1932 – August 12, 2017

It is with sorrow we announce the passing of our father, Ronald ‘Curly’ Hale, after a sudden illness in Nanaimo Regional General hospital on Saturday, August 12th, 2017.

He was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on December 29, 1932. He grew up across the prairies and eventually would land in Calgary. There, he worked the oil rigs, met the love of his life, and they married. He would become a family man and a businessman. When opportunity brought him some amusement rides, he moved his family to Nanoose Bay and built the Midday park on Parksville beach with the rides, concession stand and a petting area. During a family trip, he saw opportunity again, so he moved the rides to the top of Nanoose Bay hill. There, he built the Nanoose Bay GoKarts. Over the years, he saw many families come and enjoy their days. This inspired him to create the world’s tallest garden gnome.

In retirement he enjoyed golfing, gardening and his little dog.

He is survived by son Chris (Angie), daughters Linda (Gord) and Lisa (Sailor), grandchildren Sarah (Dean), Bridget (Dean), Brennen (Emily), Jamie, Robert, Ronnie, Kathy (Stefan), and Disa. Also missing Ron will be cousins Jean and Elizabeth, nieces, nephews and their families. He is predeceased by wife Disa and son Bruce (Patty).

There will be a gathering at a later date at the family residence to have a cup of coffee. The family would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the Bjornson family and the nurses and doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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