TOTH; Alan Sandor. July 17, 1937 ~ Feb. 22, 2014. With his family at his side, Al passed away peacefully on February 22nd in Nanaimo Regional Hospital. Al was pre-deceased by parents Sandor and Marie, and brother Daniel Toth. He will be fondly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Kay and children Gary (Juanita), Mandy, Steve (Barb), Brian (Regina); grandchildren Riley, Ben, Owen, Soren, Cameron, Kendra, Nicole, Karl, and niece Wendy, nephew Ken and sister-in-law Nancy, and other extended family. Born in Toronto, raised in Surrey, Al settled in Abbotsford with wife Kay where they raised their four children and resided for 52 years, before relocating to Parksville. Al was a career meat cutter (UFCW member), a dedicated father and provider, and a lifelong outdoorsman. He was an active supporter of minor hockey and softball. His passion for nature was engrained in his children at a young age through regular fishing, camping, hunting and hiking trips that everyone was included in. Dad, you will be in our thoughts and hearts forever. You’ve left an enduring legacy.

Look for me when the tide is high,

And the gulls are wheeling overhead.

I am there, where the river flows,

and salmon leap to a silver moon.

Where the insects hum,

and the tall grass grows,

and the sunlight warms the afternoon.

(Iris Hesselden)

The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to the nurses, staff and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit of the Nanaimo Regional Hospital, and the Home Support Team from the Oceanside Health Centre. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your preference are encouraged.

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