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PAQUIN, Albert “Al”

November 11, 1940 – Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan
September 1, 2018 – Cochrane, Alberta

Al of Cochrane, Alberta passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s/Dystonia.

Al started working in Calgary in the late 50’s at what was Canadian Natural Gas and now ATCO. Moving his family to Prince George in 1966 where he took a job at Northwood Pulp for many years, and in that time received many trade tickets before moving on to start his own company working from coast to coast in Pulp mills. Later Al put many working years at Husky Energy before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the 2005. Al lived a full life and had a love of flying his own plane, camping, and fishing with family and his close and dear friends. When living in Nanaimo, Al loved the day’s salmon fishing with a dear friend. Al was full of humor, big laughs, always social and a great story teller.

Albert is survived by his spouse, Marilyn, daughter, Michele Paquin, son, Jeff (Helen “Scotty”); grandchildren Ian, Christopher, Cole, Marin and James and his little buddy Radar. Albert also leaves behind his sisters, Collette Robertson, Linda (Dave) Morgan; brothers, Hank (Shirley), Terry (Barb), Beno “Alvin” (Glenda); brothers-in-law Fred (Deany) Penhale and Doug (Carol), along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Al was predeceased by his brother David and his wife Gail.

Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like very much to thank the wonderful staff at Bethany Home Care for their compassionate care. Also a big thank you to Mel and Dianne for their kindness and being by dad’s side. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, #120, 6835 Railway St SE Calgary T2H 2V6,, or the Bethany Home Care in Cochrane, 1000 32 Quigley Drive Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1X9
Telephone: (403) 932-6422, or a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Al Paquin a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Marilyn,Michelle and Jeff
    We are sending our condolences and prayers to all of your family. Albert was a large presence and no doubt will be missed so much by all of you .We know you have many wonderful memories to support you in the days ahead.
    Lui and Marie Antonini

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  2. Marilyn, Michele, Jeff and family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Al. May you find comfort in knowing the suffering is mercifully at an end, but your precious memories of him will endure.
    Al was an exuberant presence in my family my whole life. I have many wonderful childhood memories of vacations and Christmas gatherings with the Paquin family. Al’s great humour, mischievous sense of fun and gracious hospitality will remain with me always.
    Dale Beck

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  3. Very sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He will be shaking up all those other Paquins up there and making them laugh. We’ll miss him.
    George and Dominique

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  4. Marilyn,Michelle, Jeff , Collette, Hank, Linda, Terry, and Alvin
    Our condolences to you all.
    That picture reminds me another great Paquin…..the old “Rooster Fish” himself, Henry.
    I haven’t seen Al since the early 2000’s, last having lunch with himself, Hank, and Danny in Vancouver. What that means is I don’t connect enough with “The Paquins”. That has to change.
    Hugs to you all,
    Tim and Carrie

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  5. Dear Marilyn–we have lost touch so it has been a long time. So very sorry to find this news on line just now. Would love to reconnect. I am going to Calgary in March and could add an extra day for a visit. Peter will be sad to read this news of Al’s passing. He loved working with Al.

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