Brother Alfred Joseph Vos, O.F.M., passed away in Regina, SK on Monday August 26, 2013.
He was born May 8, 1920 to Henry and Catherine (Slattery) Vos and baptized May 13, 1920 at St. Boniface Church, Spring Lake, AB. He served with the Canadian Forces from 1942 – 1946, including a time overseas during WWII. After seven years on the home farm, he began his life with the Franciscan Order in 1953 and made his vows in 1956. During his 60 years as a Franciscan, he served in a variety of ministries at Mount St. Francis Retreat (Cochrane, AB), St. Francis Solano Parish (Vancouver, BC) and St. Michael’s Retreat (Lumsden, SK). He will be well remembered for his gentle manner in the many tasks he prayerfully undertook. One of thirteen children, he was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Florence, Helen, Mabel, Mary, Cecelia, Anthony, Leo, Sr. Mary Rose (Irene) and Agnes. He will be lovingly remembered by his Franciscan brothers; siblings, Kay Rath, Hank (Mary) and Gen; as well as his many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cochrane, AB on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mount St. Francis Retreat Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Alfred Vos, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences