WILLIAMS, Alfred Shirdan
August 8, 1932 to September 19, 2013
On September 19, 2013 Al Williams passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital from complications relating to Parkinsons Disease. Al was born in Darwell Alberta to Alfred and Marie Williams. In 1952, he joined the RCAF as a trained metal worker. His career spanned 30 years and included postings to Moose Jaw (twice), Portage la Prairie, Ottawa, Germany and Comox. In 1952 he married June Grace Medd at a ceremony in London, Ontario.
Al was a hard worker, often holding two jobs at a time. He was always available when one of his many friends called in need of his help. One of his greatest passions was playing the guitar. For many years he was president of the Comox Valley branch of the Old Time Fiddlers. He delighted in bringing music to patients at St. Josephs and at other care homes in the valley.
Al was predeceased by his sons Roger and Gregory, brother Alvin and his wife June. He is survived by his daughter Debora of Comox, daughter Kelly (Kibblewhite) of Beaumont, Alberta, son Darrell of Ottawa, his partner Alice Fitzpatrick, his sister Fran (Patton) of Comox and brother Art of Edmonton, granddaughters Shannon Vance and Lisa Oldham, grandson Douglas Vance and great grandchildren Ian and Arianna.
Tributes in Al’s name may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation. A celebration of Al’s life will be held at the Comox Legion on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm.