Vincent Furlonger Hall
Nov. 7, 1938 to Jan. 10, 2013
Monica K. Hall
Dec. 19, 1940 to June 14, 2012
Vincent Hall passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 10, 2013. Reunited again to his loving wife Monica of 52 years. Vince was predeceased by his dad William Hall (1940), his mother Ann Hall (1963), and his wife Monica (2012).
Vince grew up in Rosehearty, a small village in Northeastern Scotland. Vince enjoyed sharing many of his childhood memories and stories with his family over the years. At the age of 17, Vince would travel alone by ship to Canada. One of his recollections was of being robbed of all his money and being penniless upon arrival to Canada.
Thankfully, Vince had the love and kindness of his uncle and aunt, Ed and Svea Hendry in Greenwood, B.C., who along with their children welcomed Vince into their home. Vince quickly adapted into the Canadian way of life. He began logging, hunting, fishing and developing many life-long friendships.
Vince met Monica Tasaka in Greenwood and they were soon married. They began their family and continued to live in Greenwood until 1973. At this time the family moved to Granisle, where Vince worked at the Granisle and Noranda mines for many years.
Vince loved the Northern life. Hunting, fishing, camping, darts and endless summers at Char Bay Resort were just some of the times where special family memories were made. Vince’s love for his family was first and foremost. He made each feel special in their own way. He was never one to sugar-coat anything. He said it like it was (except to his granddaughters) and everyone respected that quality.
Vince’s sense of humour was like no other. He kept everyone laughing, or at times, had Monica kicking him under the table while giving the “don’t say it!” look. Vince and Monica loved to travel. Most recently they travelled to France where he, his brother, sister and spouses visited their dad’s gravesite for the first time since his death during WWII in 1940. This was a moving and special trip for all three siblings.
Vince, Monica and Koji moved to Smithers in 2006, where they faithfully worked on their piece of land to create a warm, loving environment for friends and family to gather and enjoy. Their home became a central hangout where one could always find a smiling face, joyous conversation and a perfectly steeped tea.
Vince will be dearly missed by his son Brett (Alana) Hall, Telkwa, B.C., daughter Jodi (Steve) Pradolini, Dawson Creek, B.C., daughter Maureen (Dean) Johnson, Telkwa, B.C., grandchildren Riley, Daphne, Blair, Craig, Melissa, Lauren, Vince, Bailee and Calvin, brother Bill (Christine) Hall, Nelson, B.C., sister Ilene Melvin, Fraserburgh, Scotland, Kirsty, Nicki and many, many extended family members and life-long special friends, who Vince loved and cared for deeply.
A special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Scholtz for always being there. Nancy, Karen, Pat and Doris for your caring and kindness over the years. Dr. E. Bastian for your care and compassion and the wonderful staff at BVDH.
A celebration of Vince’s life will be held in the spring.
Vince will be missed.