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Evelyn Hutchings posted a condolence
Saturday, January 27, 2018Condolences on the passing of Alvin. I had been wanting to phone him and found the numbers I had were not in service. We had visited on the phone just before Christmas. It just occurred to me that perhaps he had passed away, and was very surprised to find that indeed he had. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Natalie posted a condolence
Friday, January 12, 2018Dear Jody, Jason and family, I can still remember when I was 11 and we moved to Wembley, I started babysitting Jody and Jason. I remember all of the laughter and love in Ruth and Alvin’s home. Alvin loved to play practical jokes and tease me at every opportunity. I remember many afternoons or evenings playing Canasta or Sequence eating Ruth’s famous Jumbo Raisin Cookies! I still think of Ruth and Alvin every Christmas when I make Butter Tart Squares and Magic Bars! Alvin was there for all of us Hanley girls (including our Mom) on so many occasions that we were in need. He broke bad news, he gave speeches on special occasions, he and Ruth fed us, laughed with us and cried with us! I am ever thankful for those times they were there and the love they showed us! I have such fond memories of times at the cabin, and our time on Vancouver Island camping together. Playing cards, laughing, and laughing some more! I am ever grateful for the role that both Ruth and Alvin had in our life. When I was young and later in my family’s lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Ruth and Alvin will always hold a special place in our hearts. Ron, Natalie and Family
Tara Bowles posted a condolence
Thursday, January 11, 2018January 2nd, 2018 an Earth Angel received his wings. I have know Alvin and his family for nearly five decades and from the first time I met this gentle giant as a young teen, I knew I had found the brother I didn't have. Alvin immediately took my whole family under his wing and taught me, the "big city kid" how to curl! I still have our trophy! What fun we had together at the bonspiels in Wembley. I moved away at 19, returning to the Island and unfortunately lost touch with Alvin but neither distance nor time nor circumstance could change the lifelong friendship that had been forged with our family. Once a friend, ALWAYS a family member! I was privileged to have found my way back, keeping in touch via telephone, texts and even snail mail. We always found something to laugh about and every time I said, "Goodbye Alvin, talk to you soon," it was with an immense smile on my face at what we had just shared and knew we would share next time. Well Dear Friend and Big Brother, it is time to say, "Goodbye," again this time with selfish tears in my eyes as I know I will not hear your booming voice until we meet again in the Heavens. Rest in Peace my Dear. My deepest sympathies to ALL those who have lost Alvin. Love from Tara Bowles (née Hanley) and family.
Laurel Hanley posted a condolence
Thursday, January 11, 2018My family met Ruth and Alvin more than 40 years ago when we moved to Wembley. Ruth, along with her big heart, would come over and help my mother to get adjusted to Prairie living. Alvin, who was “John Wayne’s brother”, would get together with my dad and talk about affairs that were important to them. Ruth and Alvin became great friends with all the members of my family. I spent many hours at their home in Wembley talking to both of them about everything we could muster up to talk about. Jody and Jason, at that time, were quite young but I do remember Jody as highly inquisitive and always wanting to talk about a million things, too. Jason was quiet and shy but very interested in trucks. The last time I talked to Alvin was 3 weeks ago. We talked at least once a year after I left Wembley and came back to southern BC. Although I have never made it back to the Peace River district, when I talked to Alvin, it was like we were talking from down the street in Wembley. With technology nowadays, he was able to send me photos of his new pride and joy - his truck. Now anyone who knows Alvin knows that he doesn’t send you just one photo. I now have tons of pictures of seats, windows, door handles, etc. I will miss you Alvin, so very much. You were the brother I never had. I always knew that if I needed you, you would be here as quickly as you could get here. Rest In Peace, Alvin. From Laurel (Hanley) and the rest of the Hanley clan.
Patty Shields (Schultz) posted a condolence
Monday, January 8, 2018Jason, Jody, and Families, Our most sincere sympathies on the passing of your dad. I have such fond, fun memories of time spent with your Mom & Dad. The picture you’ve chosen is exactly how I remember Alvin. May your family & friends surround you in care during this sad time. Patty
Edwin and Marilyn Breitkreutz posted a condolence
Monday, January 8, 2018Dear Jody, Jason and families, we are saddened to hear of Alvin's passing. We have many memories of time spent with him and your mom. We had many laughs whenever we were together. Our kids ,too, send their sympathies as Uncle Alvin is remembered for his teasing. We won't physically be with you at the service, but our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs and sympathy from Uncle Edwin and Auntie Marilyn
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Monday, January 8, 2018
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