Vale Hall Obituary, Death – We say our final goodbyes with heavy hearts to Rex Hall AFSM, who died away yesterday afternoon, on Friday, June 2, 2023. He will be greatly missed. For the benefit of those of you who are unaware, Rex has been hospitalized for an extended period of time, and his condition has steadily deteriorated, culminating in his passing away in peace.
It was Rex’s wish that his funeral be a simple, family-only ceremony, and that is exactly what will happen.
A few weeks from now, there will be a celebration of life that is significantly larger in scale. When all of the necessary arrangements have been completed, we will discuss the specifics of this event. Rex and Russell Branson came up with the concept of a museum that would be dedicated to preserving the history of volunteer fire fighters in South Australia, as well as recording and displaying that history.
The majority of you are probably familiar with the memorial site and museum that can be found at Naracoorte. Regrettably, Rex will not live long enough to witness the entire realization of his ambition; nonetheless, he has already accomplished a great deal, of which he is quite proud. The construction of an interpretive and training center will constitute the museum’s final stage when it finally opens its doors.
We are all aware of how much Rex enjoyed getting people together at any and all possible occasions. Rex is the one who came up with the idea to have an annual Memorial Service in honor of lost members of the CFS fraternity of South Australia’s volunteer fire departments. On Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, Rex was presented with the very first Life Membership of the SAVFFM, an honor that was well in his due.
During his 84 years on this earth, Rex has made an impact on the lives of a great number of people. I pray that he finds the tranquility he seeks as he transitions into the next level and is reunited with loved ones who have passed on. Rex is survived by his son Alan Hall and daughter-in-law Christine, as well as their extended families, three granddaughters, four great grandkids, and one great-great granddaughter.