June 1, 1934- July 8, 2017
Passed away peacefully listening to Sweet Caroline with his family by his side. He was a loving brother to Eva and Jean, survived by his sister Juanita. Loving Father to Gary (Anne), Larry (Louisa), Alana (Bruce), Jennifer (Matt), Jeffery (Kelli), A.J. (Adrianne) as well as Patricia Payne and Al Wessels. Grandfather to Sean (Brandi), Ryan, Kerri (Davey), Leanne, Valerie, Kim, Taylor, Tanner, Cody, Olivia, Kurtwood, Charlotte, Madelyn and Seth. Great-Grandfather to Mason, Easton, Riley (Mckyla), Aydan, Tegan, Jolie and Preston. Great-Great Grandfather to Maverick.
Al was a great friend to many from Canada and the United States. He left his legacy not only in his family but also at Lyon County Ball Park where a tree has been planted in his honor.
Our family could not have done it without two groups who were angels on earth, the nurses at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Dialysis unit – Trish, Cathy, Shirley and Alana, we love you! You spent a huge portion of his life with him and made it worth going every week! Thank-you. To the wonderful facility Simcoe Hospice. You allowed us to truly enjoy his last days here, you left him with his pride and dignity. You allowed him to have a great send off! Thank you all of you! Dr. Morris, you were truly a blessing, we knew it from our first chat. Thank-you peaceful Transitions for taking care of everything. Please, in lieu of flowers donate in AL’s honor to Simcoe Hospice, or your local Hospice.