THAIR, ALFRED (Al)
August 7, 1915 – July 3, 2010
Al Thair passed away peacefully at the age of 94, on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Ridgewood Lodge in Princeton, BC. He is survived by his children: Anne (David) Metcalf, Patricia (Peter) Pellett, Brian (Cindy) Thair and Carol Thair; Grandchildren: Lynne (Rob), Joanne (Al), Donna, Shane (Shannon), Marnie (Darren), Robyn (Barry), Ryan, Mandi and Darcie; Great-grandchildren: Melanie, Tony, Alicia, Amy, Nykayla, Skylar, Nolin, Alan, Marley, Trenton, Brendan, Landon and Jaiden; Great-great grandchildren: Ethan, Brooklyn, Owen and Emma Leigh, as well as nephews: Alan, Dan and Edward. Al was predeceased by his beloved Molly (July 23, 2008), mother Anne Ellen, father Henry, brother Val, sister Gladys and nephew Ron.
Al was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 7, 1915. He moved to North Vancouver with his family as a child. He became a City of North Vancouver employee. He met Molly Francis (Gooding) and they were married October 18, 1940. They moved to Princeton in 1971 and then on to Calgary in 1984 and settled into retirement. Once Al retired, he was able to focus more on his finishing carpentry. He especially loved tinkering around in his home work-shop. Al and Molly enjoyed many summers of fishing and camping all over BC and Alberta with their family. They returned to Princeton in September of 2007 and settled comfortably into Ridgewood Lodge.
Al was a caring husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, and uncle who had a wonderful and fulfilling life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
On behalf of Al and his family ~ a huge thank you to Dr. Adams who has cared for five generations of the Thair family, and to the staff of Ridgewood Lodge for their exceptional care of Al during the past 23/4 years. Their professionalism was outstanding and made the family feel fortunate that this was where Al spent his last days.
Memorial Services were held on Saturday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 72 Ridgewood Drive, Princeton, BC.