December 1, 1931 – December 15, 2004
It is with profound and intense sadness that we announce Al’s passing after a hard-fought battle with lung disease. His family sends their sincerest appreciation to the staff in the intensive care units at the Campbell River General Hospital and the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Al is survived by his wife Thora, his three children Sandy, Vince and Lee, their spouses Regina and Michelle, his grandson Sam and his beloved dog Benjamin and friends Arthur and Maggie.
Al was born in Wolstanton-Under-Lyme in the United Kingdom. After a life in both the British and Canadian military and serving at numerous postings around the world, Al and Thora settled in Campbell River, British Columbia. Al was very active in the local amateur radio club and he will sorely miss the Saturday morning coffee sessions with the “boys”. Al loved taking long walks along the beaches and trails in and around Campbell River everyday — rain or shine with Thora and his dog Ben. He was a wine maker extraordinaire and cheese connoisseur. Al and Ben joined P.A.T.S. and looked forward to the time that they would spend with their friends at the Yucalta Lodge. There was nothing that Al could not fix or repair. His sense of humour always left friends groaning but wanting more. Al brought joy to a lot of people.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at the Ocean Crest Salvation Army Church in Campbell River on McLean Street at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 15, 2005.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Al’s name at 400 – 110 Eglington Ave W, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1A3.