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ALSFORD, David Alan Charles

January 12, 1943 – January 28, 2013

David Alan Charles Alsford passed away after a long courageous battle with bone cancer on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the age of 70 years.

David was born January 12, 1943 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and moved to Ottawa, Canada when he was 18 years old; he then travelled through various provinces until he settled down in Calgary, Alberta.

He owned and operated Good Office Cleaners / Alsford Janitorial Services for over forty years and has maintained great relationships with his employees and contractors. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed reading to his children and going for long walks. While taking our walks, he was eager to share his experiences and teachings with ease and patience. He also spent many hours playing beautifully on his piano from classical music to rock, and there are many fond memories of him singing and playing Christmas carols around the tree during the holidays.

David is survived by his loving wife Jennifer Alsford; children, Robert Alsford (Brenda) and Lara Tulloch (Rod); grandchildren, Zabrina, Anita-Marie, Tyberius, Chrystyan, Brandon and Samantha; great-granddaughter Tessa; and his beloved cat Fifi. David was the son of the late Doris and William Alsford. David will be remembered fondly by his family, friends and surrounding neighbours.

“Dear Dad,
God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be.
So He closed His arms around you
and whispered “Come to Me.”

In tears we saw you sinking.
we watched you fade away.
Our hearts were truly broken,
you fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
peacefully and free from pain,
we could not wish you back,
to suffer that again.”

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In living memory of David Alsford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Cindy Lawrence :

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dave, I to have memories of him when my kids were smaller. I am so sorry about your loss, and my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

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  2. Sorry for the loss. Prayers and thoughts to you and family.

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  3. My condolences to your family Dave will be missed. Sending hugs and prayers.

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  4. Hey Dad,
    I will always remember you. I love you. Sending prayers of peace, RIP Dad. xox

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  5. My condolences and sympathy to the whole family I will always remember Uncle Dave. He was always so happy I am truly glad that he is no longer suffering. He is now in gods loving hands and as I always say its never really goodbye only just see you later
    XXXOOO

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  6. walter and johanna banke :

    Dear Jenny and family our thoughts will be with you all during this time Jenny.
    All our love and prayers, walter and johanna

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  7. Peggy Chernoff :

    God will keep you and comfort you through these challenging times. You and your family will never walk through this alone.

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  8. Pauline Wright :

    Dear Jenny,
    I will be thinking of you at this sad time with loving thoughts and sympathy. Dave is now at peace, no more pain and God will give you strength to carry you through this difficult time in your life. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Fondest love, Pauline

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