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September 7, 1932 - February 21, 2023
Alvin was a self-taught master of many skills and one of the most intellectually curious people you could ever meet.
In his lifetime, he was a projectionist, a businessman, a cable television technician, a house builder, a decent billiards player, a golfer, a Rotarian, a Mason, Barb's right-hand man, a gardener, an always self-critical chef, the best kind of friend to so many, a first-rate problem solver, a scotch aficionado, an ice cream and pasta devotee and all round foodie, women's basketball supporter, family man, a superior Gramps, and the absolute king of pithy one liners.
His grandkids could be forgiven for having wondered if he might also be a limo driver when he and Barb would pick them up and bring them to Hope for summer holidays in his fancy emerald green Lincoln Continental.
He was well known for his perfunctory (and humorous) letters to the editor of the Vancouver Province newspaper. Al was also the family's go-to "Google" before Googling was invented. Alvin passed away peacefully (but we're pretty sure he was also somewhat annoyed, as he was not a fan of hospitals at all) in Hope, BC.
He is survived by his daughters Cory and Allison, son-in-law Mike, grandchildren, Shauna (Keith), Destin (Ryan), Clay (Davina) and cherished great-granddaughter Marlowe.
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