December 27, 2018
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Allen announce his passing in a motor vehicle accident near Lake Cowichan on December 27, 2018 at the age of 68.
Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba on September 11,1950 into a military family, Al’s youth was spent in various locals as the family postings dictated. Germany, Chilliwack, BC and finally settling in Petawawa, Ont.
Survived by his two sons Daniel and Dustin, his mother Dorothy Thompson who has always remained a rock in his life, sisters Joyce, Wendy and Barbara as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Kenneth Thompson in 1983.
Al’s passions in life were his sons, aviation, wood working, car mechanics and cooking good food.
Before becoming disabled he enjoyed many happy outings with his sons in the back country around Lake Cowichan.
He was a sheet metal mechanic and worked on the F18 jets in Cold Lake, Alberta during the 80’s. He also studied fine furniture construction and enjoyed creating his wood turnings and carvings in his shop in Youbou.
Al was a free spirit who chose to live life his way!
A service will be announced in the Spring for a memorial in Petawawa, Ont. where he spent the majority of his youth and held many good memories for him.
Many thanks to Dr. Kerswell for his excellent support and care over many years and the First Memorial Funeral Home in Duncan and Victoria for their kind direction.