In the early hours of February 7th, Allan passed away peacefully and gently from this world. He was born in Nelson on Jan 17th, 1936 the 6th of 7 children and lived in the Kootenays all of his life. He is survived by his brother Elmer, his sons Leigh, Russell, and Carl (Shaina) and his devoted friend and companion Madeline McIntyre.
Al had 6 grandchildren; Amanda, Nadine, Ryan, Montana, Eric and Kayla, and 3 great grandsons; Austin, Alex, and Felix.
There is a large family of nieces and nephews and their children who loved him, as well as a lifetime of good friends left to miss him.
Rest in peace Al.
A visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Service in Nelson on Friday February 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm, and a memorial gathering for his friends and family in celebration of his life will be held at his home place in Krestova in July. The family asks instead of flowers or cards, a donation be made in Al’s name to Talarico Place in Castlegar.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca