April 8, 1944 – June 26, 2020
Al was a born educator who through his profession with the HWDSB strove to ignite a love for learning in students. Upon retirement he pursued his hobbies of golf, fishing, curling, skiing and riding his motorcycle. Al easily engaged anyone he met in conversation. He was a Past Master of the Lodge of Strict Observance. He loved and was loved by his wife Brenda. Al’s pride and joy were his children Rick (Jackie) and Donna (Buck). Memory maker and adored Grandpa of his grandchildren Reilly, Jake, Trevor, Jessica, Shaelyn, Ainslie and Connor. He will be mourned by his sister Lee (Michael) Creal, brother Norm (Emma) Kunc, brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Grandy and his nephews and nieces. Brother-in-law of Wanda and Peter Olsen. Al’s circle of friends reached far and wide and his presence will be missed. A heartfelt thank you to the team of healthcare workers who guided and cared for Al with compassion and always gave us hope. To our friends and neighbours who supported us – when days were dark you brought us into the light. A private celebration of Al’s well lived life will be held. If you choose, a donation can be made in Al’s memory to City Kidz or your favourite charity.