Rhenault Albert ROLLINS

1923 – 2016 Born on November 3, 1923 in Merritt, BC and died peacefully surrounded by his family at North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital on July 6, 2016. He is predeceased by Margaret, his loving wife of nearly 70 years, and survived by his children Dan (Deb) Rollins, Brenda (Mark) Spilker, Sharon (Dan) Muzzin, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Al retired after a respected career as a Steam Engineer in Ocean Falls and Campbell River, and valuable contributions to the development of boiler safety standards in BC, and to the Campbell River School Board. He and Margaret enjoyed many world travels before settling in Kelowna and more recently in West Vancouver. Al valued education and hard work, enjoyed discussing current events, and took great pleasure in observing the natural world (birds and marine life were particular favourites). He enjoyed deciphering the inner workings of machines and could repair everything from cars and watches to an antique cuckoo clock. He had a keen interest in boats, building his rst one when he was 14, and later took his family on many boating adventures through the waters of the Pacific, from Alaska to the US Gulf Islands. Al will be remembered as a quiet, independent and intelligent man with a wry sense of humour, a remarkable memory for details, and as a much loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.


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