Maitland (Al) Perrin passed away on April 19, 2007 at age 92.
He was born and grew up on a farm in Didsbury, AB and attended Normal School in Calgary. He earned a BSc and MSc in Industrial Education. Dad began teaching for the CBE in 1945, and retired as principal of Balmoral School at age sixty-three. He then obtained his furnace ticket in St. Louis and spent the next fifteen years of his life happily driving the backroads of northern Alberta, the Yukon and the NWT doing repairs for oil rig trailers. His greatest enjoyment was being in the mountains and in the countryside. He lived independently in his own home, and shovelled his sidewalks and mowed his lawn up until he was admitted to hospital on April 7.
Al was predeceased by his loved wife, Elizabeth Winifred (Chalmers) in August 1995; and his elder son Albert Edward (Ted) of Victoria, B.C. in May 2006. His life will be cherished in memory by his family – daughter Rosemary and Rick Kry and their children, Robert (Ana), Stephen (Charlotte) and Kristin; his great-grandchild Caitlin Kry; and his younger son Robert Maitland (Bonnie) Perrin.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family extends a special thank you to the caring staff of Unit 47 of Rockyview Hospital.
In living memory of A.M.K. Perrin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences