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Dayton John James Hale

July 5, 1994 — July 21, 2023

Drayton Valley

Dayton Hale, a beloved electrician who had a deep passion for his work, passed away on July 21, 2023, at his home in Drayton Valley. He was born on July 5, 1994, and was taken from us far too soon.

Dayton's career as an electrician was not just a job to him; it was his true calling. He approached every project with dedication and enthusiasm, always striving for excellence. Dayton's expertise and attention to detail made him highly sought after in his field, earning him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and customers alike.

Outside of work, Dayton had a love for arm wrestling and weight lifting. He found solace and joy in competition and working out. Dayton enjoyed building the mental strength and strategies required to compete in both of these sports.

Dayton's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his loved ones. He is survived by his devoted wife Stephanie Hale and their two children, Toki and Boe Hale. His parents Mike and Evelyn Chapman and Karl and Anita Wiggins will forever hold him dear in their hearts, along with his brother Holden Chapman.

Dayton was predeceased by and shared a special bond with, his Uncle Kevin Miller, Nana Shirley Needham, and Grandma Josie Feys. Their memories together will be treasured forever.

In addition to his immediate family, Dayton will be deeply missed by his Grandparents Joe and Else Chapman, and Karl and Ethel Wiggins. Also left to mourn are Shayla Wiggins, Denise Wiggins, Derek Wiggins, Kim Wiggins, Irene Wiggins, Ethel Wiggins Jr., Harlen Miller, Garrett Klassen, Jenny Klassen, Jesse Prevost, his Aunt and Uncle Marc and Vivian LaBreque; cousins Trevor Kuipers, Brett Kuipers, and Brandon Kuipers, and many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Dayton's life will take place on July 29, 2023, at 1:00 PM. The service will be held at the Drayton Memorial Celebration Centre located at 5029-48th Street, Drayton Valley, AB, Canada. Family and friends are invited to gather and pay their respects during this time of remembrance.

During this time of mourning, let us remember Dayton for the vibrant spirit he possessed and the positive impact he made in the lives of those around him. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, any donations to help support his children would be appreciated. Contributions can be made to the family in the care of Drayton Memorial Cremation and Funeral Services. Special thanks to Warren Erickson, Michael Pastushuk, Courtney Robinson, and a very special thank you to Dayton's employers, Chad and Carlie Klap of Longhorn Electrical Contracting, there are not enough words...

Dayton Hale touched our lives with his warmth, kindness, and undeniable talent. His passion for his work served as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, son, grandson, dear friend, and exceptional electrician. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura and Mike McCrae at 587-673-1688

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dayton John James Hale, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Drayton Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services

5029-48th Street, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1E1

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