March 26, 2021
Alfred Aidan Chafe passed away on March 26th at ARHCC. He leaves to mourn, his wife Margaret, sons Aidan (Marjali) and Connor (Natalie) and daughter Kate (Mark).
He is survived by his brother Peter and his beloved grandsons Lachlan and Rory. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law and their families in Ireland, brother-in-law and family in Australia and many relatives and friends in Newfoundland.
Alf was born in St. John’s, NL and was educated there at Roncalli Elementary School and Gonzaga High School. He graduated with his MD from Memorial University,NL in 1978 and completed his family practice residency at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
After a short working stint in Thunder Bay, ON and Stephenville, NL he moved with his wife and young son to Abbotsford in 1983 where he joined the practice of Drs John and Ruth Lennox. He remained in Family Practice until 2007 when he resigned and pursued an interest in the care of patients in Residential Care in Abbotsford and, for a short while, patients attending the Cancer Centre. In latter years he also taught at the UBC School of Medicine.
His family would like to thank the First Responders, ER physician and nurses for the care that Alf received on the day of his passing.
A Celebration of Life will, hopefully, be held in the fall depending on the Covid 19 restrictions.
In lieu of flowers a donation could be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Vancouver-Fraser or to a charity of your choice.
“If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.”
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