June 16, 1931 ~
February 21, 2007
After a prolonged illness Al went to sleep peacefully, at home with his wife Rae and sons Bob and Ian at his bedside.
He will be sadly missed by Rae, his wife of 58 years, his 5 children Allen (Debbie), Bob (Dorothy), Keith, Ian and Katherine (Steven) Robinson. Also his 5 grandchildren Adam, Kim (Neil) Bjorklund, Trisha (Chris) Heaksma, Aaron (Donna) and Allison Pitt and his 6 great grandchildren Darien, Regan, Andrew (Heaksma), Keerstin, Ayden and Avery.
Predeceased by his father Alfred and his mother Freda he has a sister Shirley living in Winnipeg.
Al was born in Winnipeg and had a lot of good memories of his friends in the Elmwood and St. James areas. He and Rae raised their children in Transcona. He was a very strong and active union man, being one of the founding members of CAIMAW of which he was the president for 7 years and he spent the last 14 years of his career working at Westmin Mines with a great group of men and women.
There will be a Celebration of Al’s Life on March 3 at the family home 4326 Macaulay Road, Black Creek from 1-4 p.m.
We’ll meet again Love always Mom, Allen, Bob, Keith, Ian and Katherine. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home.