Hale, Elsie Vivian

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.