Al always said he was born lucky on the 7th day, 7th month in 1927. We were the lucky ones to have known him.
Al had an uncanny knack for understanding people, which served him well, working with his grandfather on the farm or working on the railroad, to where he finally found his true calling, selling real estate, which lead to starting his own house building company. Wrapping up his career as co-founder and Chairman of Jayman MasterBUILT – pretty good for a fellow with a grade 8 education.
What made Al special was his common sense approach, his ability to understand people, his strong intuition. Al always knew something was up, much to the chagrin of his 3 children, Jay, Diana and Janet; dauthter-in-law Karen Westman; son-in-law Ken Joseph; five grandchildren, Matthew, Nicole, Sarah, Weston, Tanya and her husband Chris; two great-grandchildren Paityn and Caleb. With his wife of 53 years Beverly, who predeceased Al in 2003, they traveled the world together, not just once but twice. When he was not cruising in style you could find Al fishing in his favourite place on his boat in the Okanagan. When he was not doing that, his other passion was his business, he loved it, whether he was at home or the office; we always continued the discussion over dinner, lunch – just about anywhere, anytime. Al had strong life values which were evident by the trust and longevity of business associates, lifelong friendships and family. A humble man who was known to express in his own way “pinch me”; who said “I was born lucky”, that is the one thing he got wrong We were the lucky ones!!
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. A celebration of Al’s life will take place at Spruce Meadows Stables (Congress Hall) on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences