It is with great sadness but cherished memories that we mourn the passing of our father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at the age of 90 years in Revelstoke, BC after an extended stay in hospital.
Left to celebrate his life are his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Darlene of Revelstoke, BC, granddaughters Lanai (Pat) Vek of Saskatoon, SK, Paige (Chris) and great granddaughter Emily of Calgary, AB; daughter and son-in-law Marion and Eugene Bachand of Edson, AB, grandson Conrad of Edson, granddaughter Corena, great grandchildren Daylan and Gloria-Ray of Lethbridge, AB, grandson Jean-Paul of Calgary, great grandson Damien Cox of Edson; two sisters, Agnes Goss of Okanogan, WA and Lyda (John) Eastman of Spruce Grove, AB, brothers Bob (Carol) of Red Deer, sisters-in-law Gertie of Merritt, BC, Denise and Julie of Kamloops, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and their families and a great many friends.
Albert was born in Kamloops, BC, August 9, 1916 and was raised on the family homestead at Little Fort, BC. He attended school at Little Fort where he played basketball, softball and hard ball.
Through the years, Albert worked at many things including trapping with brother, Louis and helping at his fishing camp, working on the Circle 7 Ranch, making poles at Mile 6, working for BC Tel rebuilding the line between Barriere and Little Fort, serving in the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1946, owned and operated “A & T Transfer” with Tiny, worked in the logging and lumber industry, road construction for Dawson & Wade and Cleaverly Construction and joined the BCFS in 1960 working in Barriere, Lillooet, Smithers and Prince George until his retirement in 1981. They later moved to Chase, Kamloops, Edson and, lastly, to Revelstoke. Albert enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially the “turkey shoots”. He loved to dance, curl, play cards, travel and, most of all, his grandkids and great grandkids. He was involved in the community in some small way wherever they lived. Albert was a great family man and always the gentleman, even to the end.
A prayer vigil was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 510 MacKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Liturgy of the Resurrection was held Monday, September 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ramon I. Basilla officiating. Cremation followed with burial at a later date.
At Albert’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak Street, Room B-321, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4 or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon-Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, BC.