William Alford

In Memorial

Passed away May 4, 2013 in Maple Ridge B.C
Bill was born August 5, 1931 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. He moved to Moose Jaw Sask.at a young age. There he met and married the love of his life Marlene Miller.
Bill started to work for the CPR in 1948 he worked there til 1968 when Bill and Molly packed up the four kids and moved to Maple Ridge B.C where he went to work for the Burlington Northern Railway.
While in Moose Jaw they spent many good times with lifelong friends Jerry and Dot Smith, Bing Trew and cousins Eldon and Betty Nichols and Jack and Slip Moorecroft.
Bills main focus in life was his family. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. He loved going and watching the grandchildren’s sporting events and Grandpa was well known and loved around the arenas.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Marlene in 2007, infant son Duncan, father Charles Russel Alford and mother Pearl (Atcheson) stepmother Jean Alford and brother Gary Alford.
He is survived by sons Terry and Tim Alford. Daughters Janice Krook (Kevin), Kim Lynum (Leif). Grandchildren Karlee DeLeon , Kale Krook (Jenny), Jesse Lynum (Jennie), Dylan Lynum and great granddaughter Mackenzie.
Bill is also survived by loving sisters Gail Bell (Jim), Donna Alford Douglas (Fred) and Jeanette Chura (Len) and several nephews and nieces.
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  1. Merle Fonger Harrison :

    To the family of Bill:
    I only met you last year at Bill’s 80th birthday in Moose Jaw, but I was so happy to connect with him and renew memories of old times later at Jeannette and Len’s home, listening to him talk about my parents and our grandma (Aunt Jean’s mom and her sister was my mom) and the very brief time of our childhood when he lived at St Anthony’s place in MJ when we would visit then there. They were happy times … he had said then that he always asked about the relatives of his sisters and brother over the years so knew about us all. He particularly recalled stories about my brother Jerry.
    My sympathy to you all … may you find comfort and peace in your memories. Thinking of you, Merle Harrison

  2. Norma/Walter Jaeb :

    Dear Bill and Mollys family
    We have only recently learned of your Dads passing, and we send our deepest sympathy. Although we haven’t seen your family in recent years, we always enjoyed our short visits. Your Mom and Dad were very special to us, and we think of them often. I know the memories of times spent together will last for a lifetime. Sending our love to all of you.

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