Albert Peter LARSEN

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LARSEN, Albert Peter . Though saddened the family of Albert Peter Larsen wishes to announce his peaceful passing Oct 19th at home with Dorothy. The home that he built on Helen Street in Ucluelet was where at his end, he wanted to be. Albert was born in Alberni BC in 1920 to parents Peter and Minnie Larsen. Albert grew up learning fishing at an early age. He purchased and outfitted his first boat at age 13. Kildonan and Barkley Sound were his fishing zone. He served with the Rocky Mountain Rangers Home Defense Battalion of the Canadian Army in World War II. Albert's unit participated in retaking Kiska Island off the Alaska Coast. Though a better than average Stook card player, Albert recalls never being able to win much in the competitive US Army gambling tents on Kiska. Albert married Dorothy McIntosh and they moved from Kildonan to Ucluelet in May of 1951, and he was the proud father of five children, Minnie, Daryl (lost at sea 1992), Fern, Bill and Bob. Albert is survived by one niece Ann Mckay and 4 Grand Nieces and Nephew - 8 -Grand Children – Kevin, Nathan, and Trina Hornidge, Justin and Graham Holmes, Stuart Larsen, Niki Hurst and Desiree Larsen - 6 Great Grand Children Sydney and Hayley Hornidge, Jaxon and Ryder Hornidge, Callie Hurst and Ashton Holmes. Albert was predeceased by his sister Chrissy Johnson. Albert was well known in the fishing community captaining the Trollers Knob Point, Lone Ranger and Argo. He participated in numerous Advisory Boards for the west coast fishing industry and was a long-time member of the Prince Rupert Fisherman's Co-op. He reluctantly retired at age 84, in June 2004, after 71 Years fishing the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Forever Blessing upon you Albert for a sound Boat deck and a Wheelhouse full of gear and the smell of fresh coffee. A Funeral Service will be held on October 27th, 2pm, at Christ Community Church on Peninsula Road Ucluelet, Reverend Minnie Hornidge officiating. Interment of Ashes Oct. 28th at 11 am, Ucluelet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Ucluelet Historical Society – PO Box 397, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0.

Published in Alberni Valley Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013
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