July 25, 1931 – August 30, 2014
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Al in his 84th year. Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Charlotte and sisters, Edith Gillies, Kathleen MacLeod, and Doreen Swears. A graveside service for Al will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11a.m. He will be missed by family and friends.
Albert was a good friend and we will miss him. We enjoyed many Saturday evenings with him and his summer barbeques.
I am mourning the loss of my good friend of 58 years. Albert was an Award winning Blood Donor. He was also a former Chairman of the Draughtsmans Association of Ontario. He was a former Treasurer of A.F.T.E.. He gave of
himself unsefishly for the benefit of his fellow draughtsman. I will miss his bright smile on Thursday mornings
at St. Joseph’s Villa. When he would say “Hi Douglas, what are you doing here?”.
I have been Al Sears Volunteer @ St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas since he became a resident back in 2011. I visited Al every Friday afternoon for a friendly visit and will miss him and his wonderful sense of humor. He always told me that he enjoyed my visits and our talks every week when I would be leaving him. I tried to visit him last Friday as I had obtained another supply of his “Black Jelly beans” that he loved so much from Grimsby, Ontario, where I purchased same from The Chocolate Store …. but his door was closed and he was not up to me seeing him I was told by one of the Staff. During our many chats Al told me about his career as a draftsman for Westinghouse Canada and we had many interesting conversations about his many years of work there. Rest in peace Al …..SHEILA LOUISE KIRSCH – Your Volunteer from St. Joseph’s Villa
It is now becoming clear that our long-time friend, Albert, had a ‘goody pipeline’ — black jelly beans, Jelly Bellys, Picard’s chipnuts, a steady stream of beloved bickies — to name a few — and some we don’t know about yet. Although he couldn’t go out to get them … it seems that we all (unbeknownst to each other) became a willing supplier (and he never let on there were others). Albert probably could have run his own tuck shop! Nice to know that we all cared he not go without. Over many years, many good times, many memories. He will be missed.