Born August 8, 1945 in New Westminster, BC, passed away peacefully at the age of 66 on
November 19, 2011 at Kelowna Hospice House. Al is survived by the love of his life Sharon of 43 years; loving daughters Shauna Reid (Matt) and Carley Joyce (Jeff) and grandchildren Sam and Gracie Reid. Although he didn’t choose to be a warrior, Al had been drafted into a battle with an illness which he bravely fought. Throughout it he made every
attempt to not only live life to the fullest, but to live each day with grace, strength and pride. Throughout his life, Al made friends, left lasting impressions and, with a tremendous amount of integrity, treated all with fairness, respect and kindness. Al was cherished and loved by his family, dear friends and all those that knew him. No one can take the place of a man whose heart was as big as his smiles, whose advice was a great as his sense of humour, and whose
caring was as deep as his love of family. He always believed in family first. A special thanks to Dr. Rolf and Dr. Erasmus for their excellent care and support they have so selflessly given to our family. Prayers are to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011 and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Both will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the Theatre
Kelowna Society, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com.
Arrangements in care of First Memorial
Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.