April 1950 – April 2022
We are deeply saddened to announce Hale’s peaceful passing at home on April 26, 2022.
He was predeceased by his father, Melvin (“Rocky”) in 1983, his mother, Evelyn in 1985 and his brother, Laurie Rockwell in 2017. He is survived by his sister Merrilee Ferne, his nephew, Kirk Rockwell, his nieces, Amber Rockwell and Jasmyne Rockwell, and their families.
Hale had a long career in the hospitality industry. In particular he worked at Bella Vita Restaurant for many years and developed relationships with many of the patrons.
Hale was known to have a keen wit and social commentary ready at hand.
We would like to sincerely thank the friends and relatives who added to his life. He was grateful for each and every one of you, as are we.
Hale requested to be cremated with no service or celebration of life. A small gathering of close friends and family will be held at a later date.
May 10th, 2022
Rest in peace Hale, it was pleasure to have known you. Sincere condolences to the family.
May 9th, 2022
I have many many wonderful memories of such a great person, always enjoyed our many conversations over coffee at
Tim's, I truly miss him!
May 6th, 2022
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel & Crematorium-Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel
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