Alfred Walter Read
September 21, 1925
– March 27, 2012
We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Alfred Walter Read on March 27, 2012 at Shuswap Lake
General Hospital, Salmon Arm.
Al was born on September 21, 1925 in Coleman, Alberta to William and Jessie Read. He met
his wife Rita in Montreal and they
married on June 24, 1947. They moved to Castlegar and raised 4 children. Al worked at
Cominco for 30 years, spent a number of years as Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 480 and then after that was a member of the Board of Review for Worker’s Compensation up to his retirement.
Al was one of the founders of Castlegar Saving Credit Union, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also held a number of positions with the Castlegar Co-Op Transportation Society.
Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 65 years Rita; children Mickey (Loretta), Bonnie (John), Monica (Arthur), Pat (Wendy), 13 Grandchildren and 12 great-Grandchildren, Nephew John Snowden. Al was predeceased by brother John and sisters Dorothy & Kathleen.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Life
will take place at a later date.