HALE – A pioneer resident of the Eastern Irrigation District, Elsie Vivian Hale died on October 12, 1984 at Brooks, Alberta at the age of 88 years. She was born at Silver Creek, Manitoba on July 28, 1896 and moved to Crystal, North Dakota and to Brooks with her parents in 1910. She was Brooks first milkmaid delivering milk to town with a team and democrat. She married Jack Hale on June 6, 1916 in Brooks and resided in Duchess where they operated the first livery stable. They farmed and ranched in the district until 1966 retiring to the Village of Duchess. She moved to Newbrook Lodge in 1973 and for the past six months has resided in the Newell Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Hale on September 15, 1970; a daughter, Mary Bogi on June 6, 1971; and two brothers, Lynn and Bob Stafford. Surviving are four daughters, Norma Hale of Brooks. Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Muir of Crossfield, Mrs. Cecil (Grace) Cooper of Calgary, Mrs. Dick (Clara) Havens of Crossfield; four sons, Bob Hale of Bassano, Bill Hale of Crossfield, Chuck Hale of Brooks, Jim Hale of Rimbey; 33 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren; five sisters Mrs. Vida Fairburne of Calgary, Mrs. Rena Thompson of Calgary, Mrs. Grace Haynes of Brooks, Mrs. Jean Nelson of Calgary and Mrs. Alice Nelson of Leduc, two brothers, Frank Stafford of Leduc and Ray Stafford of Brooks. Funeral service was held at Smith Funeral Chapel Tuesday, October 16 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Clarence Ramer officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Christianson, Bronc Lund, Austin Bunney, Nat Roen, Walter Smith and Ken McKnight. Active pallbearers were Jim Hale, Ron Cooper, Jack Hale, Bob Hale, John Bogi and Brent Hale. If friends desire memorial donations may made to the Alberta Heart Foundation. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.