1917 – 2010
Adele (Grant) Hall passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Sidney, British Columbia, at the age of 92 years. Del, as she was known to those who knew and loved her, was born on August 10, 1917 in Manchester, England to James and Elizabeth Grant, while James was serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. After the war, she moved with her parents and brother, James, to Canada where they farmed near Sanford, Manitoba.
Del served in the RCAF Women’s Division during the Second World War and although she suffered hearing damage during bombings while in London, the war was a time when she forged lifelong friendships, of which she preserved through her membership in the Canadian Legion.
She returned to Canada in 1946 and married Albert “Bud” Hall in Sanford, Manitoba where she and Bud would spend their child raising years. In 1966 Del became the postmaster in Sanford and remained there until her retirement in 1982. Shortly after Bud’s death in 1991, Del moved to Sidney, B.C. to escape the cold Manitoba winters and to be close to her brother James.
Del was a talented, fun-loving wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed playing softball in her youth, and curling and golfing in her middle years. Del enjoyed needlepoint, wheat weaving and macramé, creating many beautiful works of art. Del also enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family.
Del was predeceased by her parents, brother and husband. She is survived by her three sons, Michael (Bev) of Lethbridge, Alberta and their two children Taylor and Stacey, Grant (Lori) of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lindsay (Winifred) of Victoria, British Columbia and their two children Max and April. Also like family, she is survived by Lynn and Shirley Elves, and Al and Jean Storey.
Del was an active member of the United Church of Canada in Sanford and Sidney. According to Del’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Internment will take place in Sanford, Manitoba at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to your favorite charity in Del’s memory. A tea to celebrate Del’s life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Amica Beechwood in Sidney between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.