January 16, 1922 – Barnet, England
November 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Albert beloved husband of the late Jane Elizabeth Woods (nee Clowes) of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 18, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
Albert was born in Barnet, England on January 16, 1922. He met his future wife, Jane Elizabeth Clowes, in 1938 and they were married during WWII at Sutton Courtnay Parrish in Berkshire on November 16, 1942. Albert served as a pilot in the RAF during the war, attaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant. The family immigrated to Canada in 1959, initially settling in Don Mills, ON. Albert and Jane adapted quickly to life in Canada, quick to buy a car and camping equipment, and holidaying in all corners of the country. Using his carpentry skills and knowledge as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Specification Writer, Albert built his own cottage on Georgian Bay in Lafontaine, Ontario. Throughout his years, Albert had a sense of adventure, a love of family and was guided by an abiding integrity.
Albert will be remembered with great love and affection by his three married children, Valerie (Wayne) Harris, Ray (Agnes) and Tim (Lynelle Spring); his six grandchildren, Carol (Nick) Jaeger, Mike (Juliana) Harris, Rob (Caroline Gregg), Julie (Paul Ashford), Colin (Andrea) and Erica; his five great grandchildren, Nicky and Mike Jaeger, Reilly and London Harris, and Connor Woods; and also his four step-great grandchildren, Colleen Sheppard and Caitlin, Quinn and Brooklyn Ashford. Albert was predeceased by his loving wife and six brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: 403-290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or directly to the Rett Syndrome Society of Alberta, Box 3165, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T2, Telephone: 780-717-3581. Albert’s family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Calgary’s Revera Scenic Acres Retirement Residence for the outstanding care they provided for Albert, particularly during the past year. They were magnificent!
In living memory of Albert Woods, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences