Mar 30, 2018
Penticton formerly of Quesnel: Al’s lifelong struggles ended on March 30, 2018 at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He fought hard for many years to be with his family but his body finally gave in and now he is at rest.
“Big Al” as he was known to many of his friends and coworkers, was a hard-working person who, despite his health issues, lived life to the fullest. Al spent most of his life in Quesnel where he became a Millwright at West Fraser Sawmill. He was a “McGyver” type of person because of his natural talent to fix anything he put his hand to.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved spending time with his family and friends, camping and fishing in the Blackwater area and Bella Coola, travelling the world or his greatest passion snowmobiling.
He had a great memory for story-telling, complete with impressions and sound effects to make it more entertaining.
Surviving are, his wife, Melanie; his children, Amelia, Hope and Casey, all of Penticton; his parents Donald and Maureen, Penticton; his brothers, Steve (Jennifer), Quesnel, and Matthew (Lucie), Delta, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A time for family and friends to gather and celebrate Al’s life will be held April 21st starting at 3:00 pm at the Lodge in Quesnel.
Please come and share stories and remember Al with love and friendship.
Please take the time to spend time with your children and family. Take a walk with your loved ones and make a toast to enduring friendships. That is what Al would wish for you.
Condolences can be forwarded to the family by emailing to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org