Al Stobbe passed away peacefully at Campbell River Hospital in the evening of April 13, 2009. He had been battling lymphoma for the past two years.
Al was born in Chilliwack on December 5, 1941 and spent his childhood there.
He leaves behind, his wife, Doreen, sons, Paul and Shad, daughters, Mishel and Kira, grandchildren, Kristyn and Jacob, Emelia and Jackson, Nicolas and Hannah. He is survived by four brothers and four sisters and many other relatives.
Al enjoyed a spontaneous colourful life, often believing that the best fruit was at the end of the limb. His enthusiasm for new opportunities and strong work ethic served him well for many years. He became a road building contractor in the 60’s and settled in Campbell River in the 80’s with his family. He took a four year break from road building in the 70’s and started a spindle factory business in Chilliwack. Missing the coast, he returned to road building, running his own barge camp in the inlets up and down the coast and piloting his own Cessna’s. In the glory days of logging and road building his exuberant presence played a memorable role that will live on. He taught us all to take risks and think big. Viewing and visitation will take place on Saturday, April 18th, from 2:00 – 2:45 P.M. from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3rd at McLean prior to his Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. Refreshments will follow in the church hall.