June 3, 1928 – March 30, 2019
Alf passed on March 30 at Chilliwack Memorial Hospital of complications from a bout of pneumonia in January. He leaves behind his wife Norma, daughters Cathy, Janine (Barry), Joan (Brian), 5 grandchildren and sister Doreen.
Alf was born in Vanguard Saskatchewan, but grew up in east Vancouver, moving to a home he built in Burnaby after marriage. Alf moved to New Westminster to raise a family and be close to his job at BC Tel. Alf was very active in lacrosse and soccer, winning the Mann Cup with the Vancouver Burrards in 1961. He continued his love of sport through refereeing and coaching in both New Westminster and Burnaby minor organizations. Alf was inducted to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003. Alf and Norma moved to a home they built after retirement on Cultus Lake 30 years ago. Alf was known for his love of people, talking to all who passed by the lake house, usually about sport, especially soccer. He loved entertaining his grandchildren and followed them in all their sports and activities. He acquired the unofficial title of “Mayor of Cultus Lake” and leaves behind many friends and admirers in that community. In lieu of flowers a donation to your charity of choice would make Alf smile.
An informal celebration / open house will be held at the Cultus Lake Community Hall, 4220 Columbia Valley Hwy. April 28th from 2 – 4 pm.