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Francis Michael Hall

Born: Thu., Sep. 2, 1926
Died: Sat., Jun. 23, 2018

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Francis Michael Hall passed away peacefully June 23rd, 2018 at Our Lady of The Rosary Hospital Extended Care in Castor AB.
He was born Sept 2, 1926 in Clarksville, Pennsylvania.  He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in Pittsburgh in the Spring of 1944 at the age of 17.  He took part in the invasion of Okinawa and was wounded in 1945.  He was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Medal of Valor and was discharged after his recovery in Hawaii the same year.
Francis came to Canada in 1949 and made his way to Castor where he worked as a carpenter along with Leo Kneller.  They built the Community Hall, the Arena (twice), the Shangri La, Catholic Church and the Paintearth School.  Francis continued building with his son Michael (F and M Hall Construction)…the United Church, the Drug Store, Magnet Store and approximately 50 homes.
He was the founder of the Castor Gym Club and the Boxing Club. He also served a term on Town Council and was an avid golfer.  In September of 1953, Francis married Judy Wetter.
Francis is predeceased by his parents Vance and Mary Seiple, brother in law Ron Greer, his in laws Gus and Katie Wetter, Wesley and Heather Wetter, Kaye Wetter and Lill Wetter and other family gone before.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 64 years Judy Hall, son Michael (Arlene) Hall of Blackfalds, daughters Lana Hall (Castor) and Jennifer Hall of Taber; grandsons Vance Hall, Clinton Allen and Brandon Allen; sister Mary Lou Grier of Seattle; nephew Bob (Eleanor) Frazer; brother in law Ken Wetter of Castor and sister in law Eunice (Peter) (Wetter) Huf of Germany.
At Francis’ request there will be a private family service held.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your own choice.

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Ed Bain
   Posted Fri June 29, 2018
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Hall (we always addressed him that way and it still seems fitting today)
He built our house in Castor and did his usual masterful job. I also remember him from the Castor Gym Club and how incredibly fit he was, I've never seen someone do so many push ups that effortlessly!
Growing up Michael was a great childhood friend and we spent lots of time at the Hall house.
My sincere sympathy to Judy.Michael,Lana,Jennifer and the entire extended family.
Ed Bain
Victoria B.C.

Larry Miller [trainee]
   Posted Fri June 29, 2018
To the Hall Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember Francis for the many things he did for me in my youth. When I started skiing with the Castor ski club I was a little hard on equipment. Francis would always mount my bindings, and when I broke a ski he was always there to repair the damage or find another ski to replace the damaged one. Francis introduced me into the gym club and then into the sweet science [ I guess I was not that good at gym]. I represented the Castor club in the 85 pound class, and although I did not win a title, I will always remember the enjoyable times we had together.
Thank you for giving so much of your time to helping the youth of Castor.
god bless you and your family.
Larry Miller [Moe]

Robert & Marie Mile
   Posted Sat June 30, 2018
We wanted to share our condolences with Francis' family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3,4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Gary and Wendy Dunkle
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Dear Judy and family,

our most sincere sympathy on the passing of Francis. It is very difficult to lose your loved one, but you are left with many precious memories of his life. We came to know Francis when he built our home, and he remained as a respected friend since that time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Gary and Wendy Dunkle


Debora Bailey
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Hall family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection, where death will be eliminated forever. Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie!

Kaye Taylor
   Posted Fri August 03, 2018
Judy and family.....I just learned of Francis's passing and wish to express my sincerest condolences to you all. Having read the obituary I see that he had lived a very interesting life with being in the war and being awarded the Purple Heart. He was a great carpenter and left his mark on Castor in that way, as well as with his love of sports and athleticism and encouraging children to keep fit. My sympathy to all of you...…he will be missed.

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