Albert Cornelius Furey

  • "Dear Hazel, I am Cons first cousin Joan Furey Doyle. I..."
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  • "My ever-lasting memories of Con were his great big smile..."
    - Peter Furey
  • "A great man this Uncle of mine and thanks for the trip to..."
    - Paul Furey
  • "Dear Mrs Furey and family, Please accept my deepest..."
    - cindy Wall (Morcovescu)
  • "Hazel and family, Please accept my profound condolences..."
    - Chris Dorrington


FUREY, Albert Cornelius (Con) Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, peacefully surrounded by family. Conductor, composer, arranger, born Dublin 1930. Radio Eireann Light Orchestra trumpet player and staff arranger. A/Dir Central Band of the RCAF, Ottawa. Graduated 1965 CF School of Music with CBA fellowship. 1965 A/Dir NORAD Band, Colorado Springs. Promoted Capt. 1967 A/Dir Air Command Band, Winnipeg. 1971-5 A/Dir Central Band CF Ottawa. Dir Naden Band, Victoria, BC 1975-81. Promoted Maj as Dir/Mus cadet bands (Pacific) 1982-87. He composed two marches for CF units: Golden Hawks (1967) and Mercury March (1974). Con is survived by his wife, Hazel; sons and daughters, Tony, Kim, Karen and Brian; and grandchildren, Kent, Adina and Kelty. A brilliant musician, Con also had a quick wit and loved a good round of golf. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and fellow musicians. Donations may be made to The Victoria Hospice Society. 426185
Published in The Times Colonist on Nov. 20, 2007