Our hearts are filled with sadness as we announce Al’s passing at Ty Watson House on April 21, 2022.
He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Doris; children, Jason (Helena), Kevin, Karen (Allen), Mark (Kristy), and Kyle (Rachel); grandchildren, Sofia, John, Michael, Elizabeth, Montana, Meagen, Chad, Kristina, and Jordan; great grandchildren, Jessica, Adina, Garret, Kaleb, Noah, and Ellie; sister, Florence; sister in law, Yvonne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.
Al was predeceased by his parents, Elva and John Murray; brothers, Jack (Mary), Angus (Joan), and Kinley (Evelyn); sisters, Ida (Bob) Reamsbottom, Marilyn (Renie) Lumsden; and brother in law, Ervin Case.
Born in Kamloops, Al was the youngest of 7 children. He was an uncle to 3 the day he was born. He was raised on a ranch in Prichard and attended school in Prichard and later Chase, BC.
Al got his first guitar at the age of 8 and taught himself to play with the help of his cousin, Raymond. By the time he was a teenager, he could sing and play the top songs of that era. He continued to sing and play guitar throughout his life, bringing joy to family, friends, and many, many others.
In 1978, he met and later married his wife Doris, blending together their 2 families.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Noon
Jericho Road Church
5100 Tebo Avenue, Port Alberni
The family wishes to invite you to join us for refreshments
and music by local musicians after the Service at 2:00 pm.
Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club
4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni
A family gathering will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2022
At Pearl and Jerry's home
3139 Shuswap Road
Monday, June 27th, 2022