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HALL, Donald William Henry “Buster”

October 22, 1921 — September 24, 2017

Donald William Henry “Buster” Hall passed away quietly in his spot by the window at home on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Buster was born in Kelowna to Jessie and George Hall.  He spent his life in Okanagan Mission and was dedicated to his family, his God and his community.

After high school and Sea Cadets, Buster enlisted in the Navy where he spent 7 years serving his country. Many remember Buster from his days operating the OK Mission Stage Lines bus company.  He loved to hike, garden, sail and canoe when he wasn’t playing cricket, tennis, badminton or golf.  He could always be counted on to fix the church bell, light the furnace at the church or school, or whatever else needed to be done.

Buster will be forever remembered and cherished by his loving family, wife of almost 67 years, Lois; daughter Susan (Bill) Van Noortwyk; sons George Hall and Edward “Ted” (Emelia) Hall; grandchildren Lindsay (Dan) Erb, Kristin (Jim) Stewart, Jessica (Brent) Markus, Mike (Kelli) Hall, Robyn Hall (Kelson Willms), Jannelle Hall and Kelsey Hall; great-granchildren Grady and Meliya Stewart, Olivia and Mya Markus, Shayla, Brandon and Connor Hall; numerous nieces and nephews on the coast; as well as God-family Barbara Farris, Judy (Ken) Johnson, Blake, Melanie (Graham) Odlum, and Penny and Oscar.

At Dad’s request, there will be a private service and interment at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and Cemetery.

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  • Dear Susan and all your family
    So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
    Love John and Marion Rodall

    Condolence sent by: Marion Rodall (nee Favali) on September 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

  • My thoughts are with your family at this sad time for you all. May your dad rest peacefully. God bless.
    Heather Favali

    Condolence sent by: Heather Favali on September 26, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  • My thoughts are with your family at this sad time for you all. May your dad rest peacefully. God bless.

    Condolence sent by: Heather Favali on September 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

  • Sincere sympathies to your entire family from our family.

    Condolence sent by: FRANK VASKI & FAMILY on September 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  • My sincerest condolences.
    From Peter Blom

    Condolence sent by: Peter Blom on September 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  • Many, many times Buster drove my Gramma ( known as Ivy), Martha Ivens and I to town.
    Back in 1948 that was exciting, and Buster was so kind and would wait as we scurred along to catch the bus. We shopped at Halls store too. We are sad for you each of you to lose a dear family member….Penny and the Ivens family.

    Condolence sent by: Penny Ivens Baker on October 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm

  • Our thoughts are with you. We were born and raised in Kelowna, me living in the north end, Brian in the Mission. I (Hilary) owed Buster a lot of money in the late 50’s, early 60’s, as he let me on the bus to go to school, and I rarely had the small amount of change, to pay my fare. He was always quiet and kind and would always say “mind your step”. We remember the different way he handled the stick shift, kind of a flowing gesture. We remember the wool hat he wore in the winter. What a fine man and what a good memory we have of Buster. Sincerely, Brian and Hilary Maranda

    Condolence sent by: Hilary Maranda on October 3, 2017 at 9:18 am

  • I read of your father’s passing and that brought many memories for me. I was a frequent passenger on the OK Mission Bus when Don was driving. I would be picked up on Lakeshore and Truswell Rd and taken to the Old OK Mission school that was later burnt down and I use to have a hot lunch at the house behind Hall Bros store while in school–that was provided by Mrs. Hall ,I believe. I have ford memories of those days and my rides on the “BUS” -my sincere condolences to your family but pleasant memories live on forever. Kindest Regards Bud Truswell

    Condolence sent by: Bud Truswell on October 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  • Every time we met, started with a fantastic story of Family or Friends! Then, when would we plat tennis! Sorry we never had a chance, but maybe one day!

    Condolence sent by: Karen Campbell on January 28, 2018 at 6:39 pm

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