Alfred Gordon Larson passed away February 7, 2008.
Al was born on a farm in Broadview, Saskatchewan, February 5, 1919. He joined the RCMP in 1941 and proved himself a dedicated, worthy police officer, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 1968. In 1949 Al married Ruby and the two of them had many adventures raising two daughters while being transferred around Manitoba. They moved to Kelowna in 1968 , when Al agreed to help establish the Family Court system for the Province of BC. When he retired in 1983, Al & Ruby set off to see the world. During their 59 years together they gathered many wonderful friends into an extended family. Throughout his life Al was devoted to serving and promoting the Masonic Order. He always found time for his community, whether through his church work, charitable organizations, youth groups, or coming to the aid of someone who needed a friend. In 1967 Al was awarded the Centennial Medal in recognition of his valuable service to the country. We will always remember Al as a kind man who, deservedly, earned the respect of all who knew him. Al treasured his family above all else. He will be forever missed by Ruby, his daughters Audrey Larson and Nancy Fletcher, grandchildren Kristen and Carmen Fletcher, son-in-law Lorne Fletcher, and the many close friends he considered part of his family. A service to celebrate Als life will be held February 13 at 2 pm at St Michaels Cathedral, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your charity of choice, in Als memory.