Al John Alexander Kunc
1944 - 2020
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Al was a born educator who as a teacher with the HWDSB strove to make learning exciting for his students and as a principal he led his staff to be the best they could be. Upon retirement he pursed his hobbies of golf, fishing, skiing and riding his motorcycle. Al had a big personality and easily engaged anyone he met in conversation. He was A Mason and Past Master of the Lodge of Strict Observance. He loved and was loved by his wife Brenda. Al's pride and joy were his children Rick (Jackie) and Donna (Buck). Memory maker and adored Grandpa of his grandchildren Reilly, Jake, Trevor, Jessica, Shaelyn, Ainslie and Connor. He will be mourned by his sister Lee (Micheal) Creal, brother Norm (Emma) Kunc, brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Grandy and his nephews and nieces. Brother-in-law of Wanda and Peter Olsen. Al's circle of friends stretched far and wide and his presence will be missed. A heartfelt thank you to the team of healthcare workers who from the beginning of his journey guided and cared for Al with compassion and always gave us hope. The care was gold standard. To our friends and neighbours who supported us spiritually with endless prayers, emotionally with cards and phone calls, physically with an endless supply of food - when days were dark you brought us into the light. We never felt alone and cold not have travelled this journey without each of you. A private celebration of Al's well lived life will be held. If you choose, a donation in Al's memory can be made to City Kidz or your favourite charity. Online condolences can be left at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Jul. 4, 2020.
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July 15, 2020
Brenda,
Just letting you know that we were on Tynemouth beach at the time of Al's memorial, thinking of the happy times we shared with you both.
Al was a big guy, with a big personality, and will be sadly missed.Love to you and your family.
Pam and Nigel

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Pamela and Nigel Bryant
Friend
July 12, 2020
We were so sorry to hear about Al's passing after such a tough time. He was a big personality and so leaves a big hole. He was so blessed to have you, Brenda, and such a lovely family to provide such loving care during these difficult days. We have so many lovely memories of tine spent with you both travelling, in our home and enjoying hospitality in yours. A stand out of course was Paris!! We will miss his warmth, his powerful presence and of course his challenging questions about faith! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mary and Russell
Russell and Mary Chalmers
Friend
July 10, 2020
Big Al was a good motorcycle tripping and ski buddy for many years. More than that though he was a kind, caring, thoughtful, compassionate friend. To Brenda and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Bill Boyko
Friend
July 10, 2020
Dear Brenda, we were so very sad and sorry to hear of Alecs passing,
we have lovely fun memories spent in both your companies when visiting our family from Australia, Alec was such a jolly ,fun man to be around.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you ,Rick ,Donna and their families at this very difficult time.
Love
Catherine, Patrick & Kirsty
Catherine Craig & Family
Friend
July 6, 2020
Brenda and family,
Our hearts are sad having heard the news about Al. He was such a fun loving guy and we have many fond memories of him from our adventures in Greece. Please keep in touch and take care of yourself. I am sure your loving family will be close by your side.
Judy and Dave
Judy and Dave Proctor
Friend
July 5, 2020
Brenda, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear Al. Please know that many friends care about you. Friends like us, we care. Love from Trish and Dennis
Trish and Dennis Welbourn
Friend
July 5, 2020
Dear Kunc Family,
Accept our deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss. AL was one of the first long time resident we met when we move to Glen court. His warm welcoming invitation to his garden meant a lot to us. He always had a friendly smile and waved to us even from a distance. We are grateful to have known him. May he Rest In Peace.
Kris Kerenyi
Neighbor
July 4, 2020
Rick, I am so sorry to hear this news. Your mom and dad are a part of some great memories during our time playing hockey together. From the Stamp family please accept our deepest condolences.
Eric Stamp
July 4, 2020
My thoughts are with the family. Al was a great ski companion.
Bob Kirk
Friend
July 4, 2020
I enjoyed the time I spent with Al over the years, whether it be on a golf course, fishing from the pontoon boat or just sitting talking about nothing in particular over a nice cold G&T...I'll pour the next one Al, in your honour. Cheers my friend.
Clarence Rainey
Friend
July 4, 2020
We have wonderful memories spending time with Alec. He always made us laugh as he asked us so many of his questions. We will miss you at our family get togethers, however you will always be a presence..Rest in peace my dear. Love John & Janie Ouzas
Jane Ouzas
Friend
July 4, 2020
Al was a unique person. He was an outstanding motivator in education who was an inspiration to students and staff. He always brightened the day whenever we met. Our condolences to his family at this time.
Ron and Donna Robinson
Coworker
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