Obituaries — 13 September 2017
Richard Ian Hales – October 15, 1964 – August 26, 2017

Richard Ian Hales – October 15, 1964 – August 26, 2017

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Ian Hales on August 26, 2017 in the Toronto East General Hospital, from Cancer at age 52.

Richard (Ric) was born October 15, 1964 in Dryden, ON He was schooled in Dryden and worked as a Cook and Kitchen help in many of our Dryden restaurants. Later on he moved to Toronto and worked in telemarketing and sales, as well as the food industry in various ways.

Richard leaves behind, Two sisters, Lois (Doug) Finlayson of Eton Rugby, and Elaine Hales of Thunder Bay, ON and one brother. Howard Hales of Dryden, ON Also left behind are one nephew and 3 nieces, and one great niece and 4 great nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Richard Hales in 1985 and his mother Edna Hales in 2009.

Respecting Richard’s wishes there will be no funeral or visitation as it was his intention to donate his body to science.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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