Altaf ‘Al’ Kassam

May 11, 1955 – March 10, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Altaf (Al) Kassam announces his passing on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Altaf will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Carolyn, his children Sarah and Neil (Jennie) and his grandchildren Shylo, Olivia, Taren and Chance. He is survived by his parents, Akbar and Roshan, brother Shafik (Nur) and sisters Navroz (Naushad), Neemira (Imtihaz) and Shenila (Arif) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Altaf worked in the hospitality industry for most of his career. He will be remembered for being a kind, gentle and respectful man whose life centered around his family and helping others. He loved golfing, following the stock market and spending time with his grandchildren.
The family thanks Dr. Kulla, the nurses and support staff at the BC Cancer Agency at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their compassion and care of Altaf.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to all who sent flowers, cards and loving messages – they were greatly appreciated.
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