FEBRUARY 20, 1922
– NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Beloved father, husband and friend to many died at home at Rose Wood Village in Trail, BC. A service was held at the Castelgar Anglican Church on November 13th at 2pm. Albert is survived by his dear wife Ida, son Philip, son Clive, daughter Carol and sister Alma. He was pre-deceased by his father Albert and his mother Ethel. Born in Southport, England, Albert proudly served in the Fire Service and the British Navy during the Second World War. His work as an Instrument Mechanic led him to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) where he met and married his lovely wife Ida. Children soon followed and Albert, being adventurous, moved the family to England, Nigeria and eventually settled in Canada. Albert worked for the Pulp Mill in Castlegar for many years. He and Ida owned and operated Caldset Groceteria and Laundret. Over the years he volunteered and was involved with the Anglican Church and organizations such as The Masonic Lodge, The Royal Canadian Legion, The Boy Scouts and many others. He became a big part of the community and served as an Alderman on City Council, President of the Chamber of Commerce & Director of the Castlegar & District Development Board. Albert loved his family and especially enjoyed all the children in his life. Bear hugs were his specialty! He loved listening to music, singing and sailing and learned to fly a light airplane. His many recitations of ‘Albert and the Lion’ were very entertaining. He always encouraged his family to try new things, limited only by their imagination.
He will be sorely missed by us all. A heartfelt thank you to the extraordinary network of professionals and friends who cared for Albert. As an expression of sympathy donations gratefully accepted by:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #170
248 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G4