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Dr. John Vernon George Hall

February 2, 1927 - July 1, 2013


Dr. Hall passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after a brief illness on July 1st, 2013. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Ruth, his son Pat (Luba), daughter Erin Marsh, grandchildren Eric and Jeffrey, Patrick and Erica and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Archie (Les) and Minnie Hall, brother David (Helen) and sisters Vivian (Frank) Kohar and Clara (Lee) Sutherland.
John was blessed with 86 years of a life well lived. He was born February 2nd, 1927 in Nelson, BC, where he grew up, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 16, serving as a Radio Artificer and Wireless Operator from 1944-1948. After returning from military service he completed his education in Calgary, AB and was accepted into Medical School at UBC in 1949. In 1952 he married his love, Ruth, and they resided in Vancouver until he graduated, with Honors, in 1956. John carried on post-graduate work at the Vancouver General Hospital and a year of Internship at Shaughnessy Military Hospital. John and Ruth moved to Castlegar in 1958 where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1989.
John volunteered his time to countless groups, associations and organizations both locally and internationally throughout his life. His zest for travel and adventure took he and Ruth to remote locations throughout the world, practicing medicine in Papua, New Guinea, Guyana, and several remote areas of Canada. Medicine and Aviation were his lifelong passions that he ardently pursued until the end of his life. John was one of the founding members of Selkirk College and was instrumental in starting the Aviation program. He received national awards for his participation in aerospace Aviation, served as a Chairman of the Castlegar Airport Advisory Committee and was instrumental in establishing our Regional Airport.
John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and had an fervent appreciation for nature’s splendor.
John Vernon George Hall was a husband, father, friend and confident who savored every moment of his life and will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.




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From: Raymond Hargrove
Relation: Selkirk College Aviation Student

I just wanted to send my condolence and express my gratitude for the great work Dr. Hall did to help set up the Aviation Program in Castlegar. Because of his efforts I have long and rewarding career in the Airline business. Dr. Hall is a great man that has made the world a better place and helped many people including myself.

Ray Hargrove
B777 Captain Emirates Airline
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From: Chris and Paul Makeiv
Relation: worked with Dr. Hall for 20 years

Just wanted to say how sorry we were to hear of Dr. Hall’s passing…I have so many fond memories of working with him and of course our annual golf tournaments…He was a wonderful, caring doctor who contributed greatly in this world..Our sincere condolences

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Date & Time:
July 13, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Penticostal New life Assembly
602 - 7th Street
Castlegar, BC Canada V1N 3J6

602 - 7th Street
Castlegar, BC Canada V1N 3J6

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