February 7, 1939 – July 17, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Albertini, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather-to-be. He passed peacefully on July 17th at Qualicum Manor. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Ann (Henderson), son Jim (Kimberly), daughter Tracy (Ian McKee), and grandchildren, Tyler, Amanda, and Kyle. He is survived by mother, Winnifred Albertini, sisters Brenda Albertini, Loretta Mikus, brother Randy Albertini (Lorna) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Tina in 2003.
He was born in Thunder Bay, (Fort William) Ontario on February 7, 1939. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served five years in Victoria, BC. He was always ready for a challenge and as a result succeeded at many and varied careers. He began an oil burner mechanic apprenticeship in 1962 with the Victoria School Board and was promoted to Supervisor of Operations. He moved on to Vancouver taking a job with the Provincial Government as a Labour Mediator, and then was recruited to the BC Industrial Labour Board as Vice Chairman and Registrar. He acted as a private arbitrator until his retirement.
He and his wife moved to Qualicum Beach in 1995 where they enjoyed a leisurely life with family and good friends. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, travelling and spending the winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. He was a member of the Elks of Canada and Royal Canadian Legion.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Qualicum Manor for all the care and compassion they provided during his stay.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
Mass and reception will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at The Catholic Church of Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville, B.C. Father Josef Kobos, SDS officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Qualicum Beach Funeral Centre, 101-664 Beach Rd., Qualicum Beach, 250-594-0305