Alfred S. BUCKLE

Alfred S. Buckle

August 9, 1932 – May 19, 2013

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by sons Fred Jr., Ken (Debbie), nephew Rick (Sharon) and best friend Chris. He is survived by grandsons Raymond, Clayton and granddaughter Stacey. Fred Sr. was predeceased by his sons John, Russell, David and daughter Karen.

When Fred Sr. was in his early 20’s he served his country overseas in the Korean War aboard the HMS Nootka. After returning home he became a truck driver for 38 years. Fred Sr. had many passions, including boxing, music and watching John Wayne Classics with his good friend Chris. When Fred Sr. wasn’t playing at family functions he was organizing or playing jam sessions at the local bars. You could also find him at the flea market playing guitar and sharing his love for music. Fred Sr. inspired many musicians throughout the Coombs and Parksville area.

Sons Fred Jr. and Ken gratefully acknowledge the compassionate care provided by the Qualicum Beach Hospice and homecare support.

The Parksville Legion has graciously offered their hall at 146 Hirst Ave., for a celebration of life on August 4, 2013 from 12-4 pm.

All are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers those wishing are invited to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or Oceanside Hospice in memory of Alfred.

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