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TROTT, Alvin W. J., MD

November 13, 1918 – February 23, 2012

Alvin “Al” Trott, beloved husband of Joy Trott of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 93 years.

Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a long life fully lived.

Alvin was born at Delia but moved to Lacombe at an early age. Graduating from the University of Alberta in January 1945 he then served on the hospital ship “Lady Nelson”. After the war he practiced at the Baker Memorial Sanatorium from 1949 to 1956 when he moved to Golden BC. He retired from General Practice and moved to Calgary in 1990.

Lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of sixty-five years, Joy (Mac Donald), children Bonnie (Glenn), Shawna (Steve) and David (Janette), grandchildren Sonia (Lynne), Russell, Garth (Trew), Taylor (Emily) and Spencer. Also siblings Ed (Eve) and Eleanor, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Walter and Selena, siblings Hazel and Ray, grandson Chad.

Alvin was a true renaissance man, always curious and ready to philosophize. An avid reader he also authored two books. A lover of music, he played several instruments, took up painting, with impressive results. A lover of the outdoors Alvin was always up for a hike or a picnic or work at “bosky”, his beloved mountain retreat. He took to the computer in his 80s and was among the first in Canada to sign up for on-line access to his investments, at age 90!

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Golden, BC. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to charity of choice.

In living memory of Alvin Trott, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Margaret Olson :

    Love you all and we are thinking of you at this time of sadness. What a blessing that you were all with Al when he died. Both Joy and Al have been such a special part of my life for some 60 years. Dear, dear friends.

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  2. Carl and Evelyn Braun :

    Dear Joy and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We shall always remember Al as a quiet, warm neighbour with a delightful wit. While we never socialized a lot, we regarded you as special neighbours.

    Our love,

    Evelyn and Carl

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  3. Barbara & Charles Bolton :

    We were sorry to hear of Alvin’s death. We did enjoy getting to know Joy, Alvin, Ed & Eve, 2 years ago when we visited Alberta. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.
    Love from your Ontario family
    Barb & Charlie

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  4. Jack and Edie Swanson :

    Dear Joy and family, Our condolences to you and the rest of your family. I first met Al in 1960 when I moved to Golden. He became our family doctor and helped with our first child Kevin when he got sick, usually at 2 a.m. Al came out at that time every time. We appreciated everything that Al did for our family. Kevin has followed in Al’s footsteps and is now a family physician in Courtenay, BC.

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  5. Art and Debbie Martens :

    Dear Joy and family: Deb and I send heartfelt condolences for your loss of husband and father. We are sure that he will be greatly missed and we hold you in our prayers in sympathy during this time of grieving.

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  6. Gary & Sheila Bjarnason :

    Dear Joy and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of a husband, father, grandather Al Trott. He was a man greatly admired by my father Jim Pattison. They shared an interest in Canadian politics. Working with Dr. Trott at the hospital for many years was an interesting time. He was always ready to come to help out with a troublesome problem, and every once in a while, a timing mishap would result in a missed delivery! He was a caring and dedicated doctor, and a good friend to many. Gary & Sheila Bjarnason

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  7. Bonnie Ornelas :

    Dear Aunt Joy and family:
    We are very sad to learn that contrary to our beliefs and hopes, Uncle Alvin was not immortal. He had such an undying interest in life and such a quick intelligence, it is hard to accept that he is gone. Our sympathy to you and everyone fortunate enough to have known and loved him.
    Your niece, Bonnie Jane Ornelas and family

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  8. Tim Caswell :

    So very sorry & sad to hear of Uncle Al’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Al will be missed

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