Hale, Walter Donald (Nunny)

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Walter Donald (Nunny) Hale on July 23, 2017 at the Souris Health Centre. At the age of 82, our husband, dad, grandpa and papa lost his battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

Nunny was born March 17, 1935 in Souris, Manitoba, the youngest of 8 children born to Henry & Ellen Hale. He lived his entire life in Souris. He started his working career as a carpenter, receiving his journeyman papers with Art Torbit. He then worked for John A. MacDonald at the Souris Bakery for 4 years before becoming the Maintenance Foreman for Simplot in Brandon for 21 years. Upon retirement he carpentered with Don Doherty doing handyman jobs.

Nunny will always be remembered for his commitment to family and friends, his immaculate lawn and gardens, and his love of animals, especially the dogs.

On July 26, 1958 he married his sweetheart Alice Eisler. Together they had 4 children, Cheryl, Charlene, Colleen & Warren.

He was predeceased by his mother & father, Henry & Ellen Hale,  his mother and father in law, John & Nellie Eisler, his brothers, Bill, Lorry, Harold, & Gordon, his sisters, Hilda & Pearl, his sister in laws, Margaret, Doris, Rose, Greta, Judy, Beulah, & Merv, his brother in laws, Fred, Bob & Wally.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice, his children, Cheryl (Dennis) Tanguay, Charlene (Doug) Hollyoake, Colleen (Darren) Carlson,  & Warren (Nancy) Hale, his sister, Dede, his 7 grandchildren, Laura & Brad Tanguay, Megan & Alyssa Hollyoake, Michelle Greenshields, Jeremy & Brendan Hale, his great granddaughter, Rylin Tanguay,  his step great grandson Ethan Woodman, his sister in laws, Teenie (Mickey) Carlisle & Elsie Kruk & many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on July 26, 2017 with Rev. Doug Craig officiating.

If friends so desire donations may be made in memory of Nunny to the Souris Personal Care Home Courtyard Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10 Souris Manitoba R0K 2C0 or the Souris Beautification Fund c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood, Box 518 Souris Manitoba R0K 2C0.

10 thoughts on “Hale, Walter Donald (Nunny)”

  1. Alice and family…I was saddened to hear of Nunny’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Many memories we will cherish.

  2. Alice, Cheryl and Dennis, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Nunny. He was a good man. He was fair and honest. Once again, I am sorry for your loss.

  3. To Alice and Family. Please accept out sincere condolences in the passing of Nunny. Our thoughts are with you in this sad time. Evelyn Skinner and Jerry Carlisle

  4. always waited for Nunny,s return to Roy and Morley,s farm…when we were still going to school in Souris. then we left…. WE FEEL YOUR PAIN…………ED….BEN ….DAVE…PALUCH..

  5. To All The Family – Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Nunny passing. He will be missed by all of you but you will all have lots of great memories to get your through the hard times ahead. Wayne will miss his yearly trips on the motorcycle to have a beer and visit.
    Wayne and Sandra Moyer

  6. Our sympathy to you Alice and Cheryl and Dennis and the rest of the family.

  7. Fond memories back in our teen aged years. Haying and other chores at both the Fallis’s & Maybins.
    Thoughts and Prayers

  8. To the Hale Family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Nunny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Cic Kelesnik
    Fred and Sharon Kelesnik
    Dean and Donna Couvier

  9. So sorry to learn of Nunny passing. Fond memories of talking with Nunny at the rink.
    Ron Fallis

  10. To the Hale family. Sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of Walter while growing up with Warren.

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