Albert Jack Nelson passed away on July 2, 2005 at The Waverly Rest Home at age 84 years. He was born April 13, 1921 in Chilliwack, BC. Albert is survived by his daughter, Debbie Hanna, Medicine Hat, AB.; sisters, Rose (Peter) Charlie, Pat LaRock, Thelma Corwin and Pearl Alexander; brother, Irving (Susan) Joe; Melvin (Eva) Nelson. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Jack Nelson and Sophie Joe (Chehalis) and his stepson, Stephen Hanna.
Albert spent his life as a logger, a gill net fisherman in Bella Coola and as a farm hand in the Fraser Valley. He was an active member of the Senior Brothers of the Rotary Club of the Fraser Valley.
A Viewing for family and friends was held on Monday, July 25, 2005 at the Cheam Community Hall. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:00 am at the Community Hall; Father Gino Aloisis celebrant. Pallbearers were Sidney Douglas, Ernie Tommy, Issac Aleck, Danny Herrling and Rocky LaRock. Honourary Pallbearers were Patty Giroux, Joe Alec, Moody Michell, Howard Dolan, Peter Charlie and Art Aleck. Interment in the Cheam Community Cemetery.