DEGRYSE – Albert H. passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the age of 93. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years Pauline, daughter Paulette DeGryse (Al Defoe) of Trail, son David (Shirley) DeGryse of Port Coquitlam, four grandchildren Deanna, Darren, Stefan and Marc, brother Henry (Anita) DeGryse of Langenburg, SK, and nieces and nephews. Albert was born on July 9, 1916 in Langenburg, SK, where he lived until age 7 then moved to the state of Illinois, when upon the death of his
parents at age 14 he returned to Langenburg to live with relatives. He moved to Prince George in 1956 with his wife and two children and worked at Dezell Construction
carpentry for a number of years and at McGinnis
building supplies long haul truck driving. His next big move was to semi retirement in the Okanagan, living in Oliver for two years and moving to Kelowna in 1976. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Ave, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.