BALE, Matthew A. “Matt”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, January 20, 2013, in his 33rd year. Beloved husband of Cher (nee Ottens) Bale. Dearly loved son of Randy and Roxanne (nee Brown) Bale of R.R.#4, Iona Station. Loving brother of Joshua Bale (Ashley), and Benjamin Bale (Danielle Whiting), all of St. Thomas. Loved grandson of Marion Brown (late Reid) of Littlewood, and the late John and Barbara Bale. Dear son-in-law of Mary Smith (Jim) of Nestleton, and Jan Ottens (Suzanne) of Lindsay. Dear uncle of Brody and Rheid Bale of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by many in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins. Matt was born in St. Thomas on February 7, 1980. He worked in the yard at Geerlinks Home Hardware, St. Thomas. Matt was an adherent of Littlewood United Church. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, January 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St. (at Moore), St. Thomas on Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations to Littlewood United Church gratefully acknowledged.