The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (née Gervais) Bale of Sudbury. Son of the late Fred and of the late Jeannette (née Gagnon) Bale. Loving father of Owen Bale (Kim) of Ottawa, John Bale (Laurie) of St-Albert, AB and Anne Ouellette (Richard) of Sudbury. Dear brother of Sheila Ward (late Don) and Cheryl Johnston (late Vern) of Guelph. Predeceased by his brothers Garfield Bale (Marie of St-Catharines) and Lynden Bale (Mary of Newfoundland). Cherished grandfather of Allen, Sarah, Joelle, Zacharie and Andrée. Allan was a retired supervisor for the C.P. Rail. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday, August 29th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Sudbury. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.