Born Feb. 10, 1923, Blaine Lake Saskatchewan
Peacefully, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012. Beloved husband of sixty-five years, Viola Bolton (nee Gunning). Much loved father of Diane (Everett Johnston) of Victoria and Judy (Mike Poulin) of Smiths Falls. Adored grandfather of Tim (Sarah) and Tom Johnston of Victoria, Ben, Nick (Sarah) of Smiths Falls and Rebecca Poulin (Curtis) of Vancouver. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by a brother, Ray of St. Thomas. Alfred had a long and distinguished career as a research scientist in plant diseases for 41 years at the Experimental Farm, Agriculture Canada in Ottawa. He was a dedicated family man and a true renaissance man. His hobbies included carpentry, gardening, cooking, sewing, watching sports and any other challenge that came his way. In his retirement years he became an accomplished carver. He was a founding member of Emmanuel United church. He is going to be sorely missed. A thank you for his care at the Riverside Home Dialysis Clinic and especially to his case worker Sharon and to the staff of the ICU at the Ottawa General Hospital for their compassionate care. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada appreciated.