Dertell, Allen Edward (Al)
Passed away in Nanaimo General Hospital
three days before his 98th birthday
Al was predeceased by his wife Wilmah of sixty years. He is survived by daughters Deanna (Jerry Didier,) Lynda (Jim Haylow,) and Janice (Ted Haylow); grandchildren Troy, Nicole, Kim, and Tanya as well as five great grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner, Ross, Jimmy and Maple.
Al was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Vancouver in 1937. He met and married Wilmah and moved to Port Alberni where they raised their three daughters. Al worked in the logging industry and owned his own company. He later became involved in real estate – developing parcels of land into subdivisions. He was an alderman in Alberni, a member of the Truck Loggers’ Association and very active in the Port Alberni Gyros.
He thoroughly enjoyed nature particularly watching the deer, eagles and hummingbirds. He loved his poker games and music.
Al was a family man and will be greatly missed by all members of his family.
A special thank you to the home care workers who dedicatedly cared for Al during the past year.
A Memorial Service will be held at St Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, in Qualicum Beach on Friday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Research program, c/o the Canadian Cancer Society.