BRUNSDON – John Alvin (Al) was born on November 29, 1927 in Hawarden, SK and passed away in Swift Current on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 81 years of age. He is predeceased by his older brother Bert and younger brother, Doug. He is survived by his wife Claire; 3 children, Wayne, Laurie and Pat (Karen); 2 grandchildren, Denise and Clark, and his sister Marion of Victoria, B.C. He was born into a Canadian Pacific Railway family. His many locations include: Glenside, Tugaskie, Wadena and Assiniboia where he graduated High School. He followed the family footsteps into the CPR and became a Telegrapher in 1948. Three years later he met his wife in Wilkie, SK and married Claire on May 23, 1951. They remained in Wilkie until moving to Tuberose in late 1952. From Tuberose to Cadogan, AB in 1955 and to Kisbey, SK in 1963. In 1967 Al left Kisbey and the CPR. After he retired he was an active member of his community, volunteering in many ways: Kiwanis and the Archaeological Society. Al with Claire were well know in the church community, attending Bronco games and Indian Baseball games. Al loved to travel and had seen: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Australia. Al will be missed by all his family, his extended family and friends. He was a very nice man. A great guy with a good sense of humor. Loved to go fishing, searching for treasures or just getting to know his beloved Saskatchewan. He enjoyed sharing time with his family no matter where in the world they were. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. from First United Church with Rev. Bonita Chad officiating. Tributes were given by Peg Brunsdon, Joanne Cummings and Ethel Brown. The honorary pallbearers are all those who shared in his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Saskatchewan Parkinson’s Disease Foundation – Box 102 103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8. The interment will be held at a later date. For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit our website at www.parksidefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home.