Joshua, Christopher, Daddy and Mommy are remembering you today Papa on your Birthday. We all miss you very much.
Love your Grandson Tyler
I met Al as a fellow Crown Counsel in Surrey, but my relationship with Al went beyond the office to our annual Lobsterfest. When we first came up with the idea to have the Surrey Crown gather to watch me boil up some lobster Nova Scotia style and realized we may need a garage – it never rains in Vancouver – Al was quick to volunteer his yard. He always cleaned out the garage, but somehow it never has rained on the event. A big part of the fun of Lobsterfest for me was working with Al. Setting up in the late afternoon involved some lifting, but it also involved sitting down, having a beer and talking about how Dean and Joanne would have built the fence, or patio and how much of a ladies man Dean really was (what was his relationship with co-host #2). We also wondered if anything Norm built could actually be reproduced on the tools that even a well stocked woodshop has. Al’s yard was always spectacular and I am sure he also enjoyed hosting his friends and colleagues.
Al was a great co-worker, leader and mentor. Al could steer you in the right direction in a way that left you sure you had solved the problem on your own.
I would like to quote what someone who worked with Al said.
"Thank You God for the GIFT of AL"
How true and all who were priveleged enough to work with AL or meet him have nothing but the most wonderful memories including myself. God Bless each of you during this extremely difficult time.
On behalf of Sonia, Todd, and ourselves, we would like to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and rememberances.
All our love to you all, Kevin and Lori and Joshua, Tyler, Christopher
Dear Toddy and Family,
Although I never met Alan, I feel such sadness for his family. I have so many wonderful memories of sitting with Toddy on the steps near Tsukaguchi train station in Osaka after work drinking Chu-hi and making silly imitations of the infamous father.
I always looked forward to meeting Alan in person someday to see how close our imitations actually were. We'll just have to continue the silly imitating and keep his spirit alive instead.
My warmest thoughts are with you and your family, Toddy.
Just to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dear Sonia,Kevin,Todd and families it is with the most heartfelt condolences that Judy & I with our family think of you on this most difficult time. I was devastated to hear of this only yesterday. Judy & I are in Mexico and will not be back until March 1st. Please know we are thinking of you and will be in touch upon our return, God bless you all. Dwight& Judy ROSS and family.
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. Roth, as he was known by the family, was a fantastic uncle. His dry humour always left a smile on our faces. Due to distance we never got to see much of each other but each family visit was wonderful. It was truly a shock to hear about his passing- you never even think about losing an uncle until it happens as they've always been a part of your life. The last time I saw him was at my wedding in August 2002. Roth, along with my Uncle Doug and their cousin Bill decided that they were going to "fancy up" the wedding a bit and they all showed up wearing tuxedos- they were the toast of the town! I will never forget that. Aunt Sonia, Kevin and Todd I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Uncle Roth, you will truly be missed.
We are very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in your memories. Our thoughts are with you.
I first met Al when he came to work as Crown Counsel in Langley. I had many dealings with Al and always found him to be one of the best Crown Counsels that I have dealt with in my RCMP Career. He was never too busy to take the time to discuss investigations. He took time and effort to prosecute all the files that he was called upon to do. His door was always open if there was a legal matter (private or otherwise) He was a most competent prosecutor and this Province will be sorrier place without his knowlege, expertise and demanor to all with whom he dealt with.