On May 25 our charming, funny and loving father left us, surrounded by family, to join our beautiful mother. He began his great life on March 7, 1944 in Glasgow. He moved to Oak Bay, Victoria during his childhood to begin his next adventure. Dad loved the ocean and had many run-ins with the Coast Guard as he sailed his dugout log across the bay. It was in Victoria he began his career in the newspaper industry, moving to Vancouver with a distinguished career at the Sun and Province Newspapers, then off to publish both The Prince George Citizen and The Kamloops Daily News. He finished his career with Weyerhaeuser doing media relations and ran his own consulting firm. Dad was always so proud to say he woke up every morning to enjoy a loved hobby that was his career. Dad was a big supporter of his community. He was involved with many community projects with the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Downtown Rotary and helped turn both the Kamloops and Prince George colleges into full status universities. He was the president of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the BC Chamber and was named business person of the year in 2003 by the Kamloops Chamber. The ICABC also awarded him with an honorary CA designation for his outstanding contributions to the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His motto was “attitude is everything”. After arriving in Vancouver he met the love of his life, Lynne. Their great union created his greatest hobby, his three daughters, Nicki, Toni and Alison. Alastair will be fondly remembered as a kind, caring man with such a great sense of humour. “I want to leave everyone better than when I met them.” He is survived by his daughters, his grandchildren, Taryn, Gavin, Morgan, Riley, Alex, Alissa, Sophia, Teo and his fiancé Jan Bowman. Al was predeceased by his wife Lynne in 2012. Please join us to celebrate a wonderful life on Tuesday June 9, 1:00 pm, at Grace Church, 2087 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford. A reception will follow at The Ramada, 36035 N. Parallel Road, Abbotsford.
We Love You Dad!
Condolences can be made at: www.hendersonabbotsfordfunerals.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Abbotsford Hospice Society, Building Holmberg House