Raymond Glyn (Ray) Hale

Born on June 17, 1938 . Passed away on September 22, 2021 .

17-6-1938 – 22-9-2021

Loved son of Jerrold and Kathleen Hale (both dec)

With deep sadness passed away peacefully in his sleep at Logan Lodge Swan Hill.

Beloved Husband of 57 years to Betty.

Much loved father of Julie, Garry, and Wayne; Father in law to Julie and Dani.

Proud grandfather to Laura, Iain, Lauren, Mitchell, Stephanie, and Luke.

Dearly loved and deeply missed


You will be sadly missed

I will always cherish all the memories

Words cannot express how I feel

I will miss your happy nature and unforgettable laugh

Love you always

Wife Betty


Grandfather to Lauren, Mitchell and Stephanie, father to Julie.

You lived a full life and will be sadly missed.

Rest in Peace


We miss you already Dad

Father to Garry, father in law to Julie

Adoring grandpa to Laura and Iain

Fair winds and following seas


We will never forget you

We love you

Great sailing Dad

Our love forever

Love Wayne, Dani + Luke

Funeral Notice

Private service

A Private & Restricted Funeral Service (Due to COVID19) will be held for Raymond Glyn (Ray) Hale, a private  cremation will follow.

Ray's Service will be live streamed, Monday October 4th at 11.00am. Please go to the Live Streaming tab on our home page at 11.00am on MONDAY 4th October, 2021  (passcodes provided to family).

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure

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  1. Dear Betty, Julie, Garry, Wayne and families,
    Sending our deepest sympathies at this very sad time, on the passing of Ray.
    I remember fondly over 25 years ago when Mum and Dad (Marie and Paddy Dillon) moved to Lake Boga, and Ray and Betty were one of the first couples to greet and welcome our family to the community. Such a kind and gentle man.
    Sending you my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Louise Dillon and Alan Hewitt xo

    Louise DillonSeptember 23 2021 7:36 pm
  2. Dear Betty and family

    We send our deepest condolences to you and your family

    Ray was always full of life and brought cheer to us with his singing and sense of humor

    He will be deeply missed

    Swan Hill dialysis teamSeptember 24 2021 8:57 am
  3. I remember our truck driving days Ray, what a good friend you have been, although we didn’t see each other over later years I still recall our days with very fond memories.

    Lindsay [ Changa ] Charles

    Lindsay CharlesSeptember 24 2021 10:59 am
  4. Dear Betty and Family

    Deepest condolences to you and the family

    Wonderful memories of my time spent with Ray . Such a lovely gentleman.
    Karen Myers

    Karen MyersSeptember 24 2021 1:49 pm
  5. Dear Betty, Julie, Garry, Wayne and families,

    Thinking of you all and extending our deepest sympathy at this time of sadness.

    We have many great memories of Ray during his sailing days.

    Garry and Marilyn Johnstone and Lyla Cadd.September 24 2021 3:15 pm
  6. Dear Betty,Julie, Wayne, Gary, sorry to hear the passing of Ray. My love an thoughts are with you all. RIP.🌹🤗

    Christine CaldwellSeptember 24 2021 3:47 pm
  7. Condolences to Betty and family on the passing of Ray he taught me how to drive trucks back in the old days with F.H and H.J Saul when they were part of Lake Boga Transport R I P Many a great memory Len Donnelly

    Len DonnellySeptember 24 2021 4:18 pm
  8. Deepest sympathy to Betty and the family on the passing of Ray my thoughts and prayers are with you Lorna Jeffery

    Lorna JefferySeptember 24 2021 4:20 pm
  9. Dear Mrs Hale,Julie,Gary,Wayne and families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Hale.He was such a lovely man,always stopped for a chat when ever our paths crossed.My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Lisa Taylor (Jochinke)

    Lisa TaylorSeptember 24 2021 7:24 pm
  10. Dear Betty,Julie,Garry, Wayne. and your families.
    The members of the Lake Boga Yacht Club wish to express our condolences to you on the passing of Ray.
    Our members have fond memories of Ray as a club member who was a very competitive sailor at our club over many many years.
    Ray mentored many of his crew and junior sailors who later became sailors in their own right.
    He will also be remembered in the wider sailing community as he competed and was very successful at many regattas around Australia.
    Grant Davies
    Secretary LBYC

    Grant DaviesSeptember 25 2021 8:39 am
  11. Dear Betty,Garry, Julie and Wayne
    Thoughts are with you all at this very sad time, memories of Sunday’s at the Yacht Club with the “Hales” is a memory we will cherish.
    Thinking of you all.
    Grant, Barbara Davies and family

    Barbara DaviesSeptember 25 2021 8:47 am
  12. ray turned up in swanhill in 60 /61 on a norton motor bike rode up and said gooday how ya goin came from leeton he said got a job on the salt at lakecharm then sauls built himselfe a life &family from scratch never looked back bestmate ever jimmills & ross khan

    james millsSeptember 25 2021 12:52 pm
  13. dear betty and family sorry to of ray s passing great memories of motorbike days in the sixties when we first met true mate over sixty years jim & lorraine mills

    james millsSeptember 25 2021 1:47 pm
  14. My deepest sympathies and love to you Betty and your family. I have very fond memories of Ray, him trying to outbeat doing his exercises and reminiscing about his eventful life.

    Leanne CorrentiSeptember 25 2021 2:08 pm
  15. To Betty & family, Deepest sympathies to you all on the sad passing of Ray.
    Janice & Graeme Miller.

    Janice MillerSeptember 25 2021 9:34 pm
  16. Deepest sympathy to Betty and family on the passing of Ray.
    As his youngest brother I have fond memories of Ray over the years and loved being in his company when ever we got together. His motor biking, trucking and sailing stories always keep us entertained. Rest in piece Brother.
    Love, Brian Hale

    Brian HaleSeptember 26 2021 9:45 am
  17. Thinking of you Betty at this sad time. Condolences to Julie, Gary and Wayne and families. Have memories of fun times together sailing.
    Bruce & Tricia 💐😊

    Bruce & Tricia PollardSeptember 26 2021 10:29 pm
  18. Many happy memories of sailing Herons at Lake Boga with Ray and family.
    Eric (dec) Gillian, Janice, Kevin and Stuart Day

    Gillian DaySeptember 27 2021 1:03 pm
  19. Dear Betty and family. My thoughts are with you in your time of loss.I will remember Ray as a happy
    and jovial guy.May he Rest In Peace.
    Warmest condolences.

    Lynne HaleSeptember 27 2021 1:18 pm
  20. To Betty, Wayne, Gary, Julie and families.
    Thinking of you. Lots of wonderful memories of sailing at Boga and all over the country. That happy nature and infectious smile Ray always wore is a rare thing and will be missed. The battles with Bejugaraway were fun, fair and even fierce, but we all had a laugh afterwards.
    Craig McPhee & Gill Berry
    EV 8998

    Craig McpheeSeptember 28 2021 11:04 am
  21. Dear Betty and family,
    So sorry to hear about Ray’s passing.
    Geoff Smith

    geoff smithSeptember 29 2021 6:07 pm
  22. Dear Betty and Family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Ray, a true gentleman who was always so happy to have a chat wherever we happened to meet up.
    We will sadly miss his smiling face and his friendly banter.

    With much love to you Betty and all of your beautiful Family,

    Marg and Ken Dowell xoxo

    MARGARET DOWELLSeptember 30 2021 8:28 pm
  23. Dear Betty and family, sincere condolences on the passing of Ray.
    Many memories of our fellowship through working in Gideons.
    Now with his Lord whom he served.

    Dick Hawthorn

    Dick HawthornOctober 1 2021 3:00 pm
  24. To Betty and Rays family, as a young guy growing up Ray had a fair impact on me working in the workshop with dad, trippy, alan, Ray and a few others, hard work, dedication, friendship, and you could have fun especially with Ray around, you always knew where Ray was with the laughter, there was always lot’s of shenanigans going on with the guys, lots of fond memories mate,sadly missed. Ron.

    Ron SaulOctober 4 2021 3:07 pm

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