It is with great sadness that we announce that Al passed away on December 30th at Kelowna General Hospital at age 87.  Al is survived by daughters Marjorie Hopkins (George), Judy Hughes (Pal), grandson Gordon Wittner (Ursula), and five other grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  He is predeceased by first wife of 44 years, Pearl, and second wife of 17 years, Nellie, and son, Ken Hughes.  Al and family moved to Westbank, in 1952 when he purchased land under the Veterans Land Act to plant an orchard.  After selling the orchard he lived in Tsawwassen for 3 years then on Mayne Island for eleven years before moving to the Shuswap then returning to Kelowna.  Al will be remembered by friends and family for his love of vegetable gardening and his making of wine, both of which he liked to share; as well for his love of camping and his devotion to his church.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 12th at 10:00 a.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077

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