It is with heavy hearts and much love that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Al will be greatly missed by Joan, his wife of 60 years, daughter Shaunda, son-in-law George, son Darren, grandsons Danny and Drew, sister-in-law Margaret, his “two favourite nieces” Rochelle (Russell) and Paige (Ken), their girls Nevyn and Shaelyn, and many longtime friends. He was predeceased by his son Michael in 1966 and brother Doug in 2003.
Al was born and raised in Coaldale, Alberta. He worked as Sports Director of CJOC Radio and CJLH TV in Lethbridge from 1954 until moving to Edmonton in 1963. Here, he began what would be an illustrious 30 year career in sports at CFRN TV and the CTV network. Following his retirement in 1993, Al and Joan enjoyed many golf filled years in both Edmonton and Mesa, Arizona. As Al would say, “he had a great run.”
Please join us to celebrate Al’s life at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015 at The Derrick Golf and Winter Club, 3500 – 119 Street NW, Edmonton. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Al’s memory.
Special thanks to Gregg Pilling, Barb Marocco, and the staff of both 5A5 of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital for their care and support these past months.