Albert passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 19, 2014 at 74 years of age.
He is survived by Ada his loving wife of 53 years, his sons Shane (JoAnne) Kowalski of Chase, BC, Trevor (Monika) Kowalski of Cochrane, AB, and daughter Loralie (Bruce) Hedges of Fruitvale, BC.
To carry on his legacy are his grandchildren Michael (Sarah), Matthew, Kristine, Adam, Lucas, Brandon and Brittney, and his great-grandchildren Isabella and Wyatt.
Albert is survived by two brothers Rudy (Ruth) Kowalski and Walter (Betty) Kowalski.
He was predeceased by his parents and 6 siblings.
Albert was born July 10, 1939, in Pincher Creek, AB, while his dad and 7 siblings continued their journey from Manitoba to their new homestead in Vernon, BC.
He met the love of his life Ada in Vernon in 1960 and they were married in 1961. Joining the BC Forest Service, in 1962, meant moving his family to many communities (Kamloops, Clinton, Birch Island, and Kelowna) until finally settling in Chase in 1975.
Albert enjoyed curling, fishing, camping, travelling, gardening, but most of all he loved his family and friends deeply.
A celebration of Albert’s life will be held at the Chase Community Hall 547 Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC on May 24, 2014 at 1 pm.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Albert’s name.
A special thank you to RIH and the caring staff at the Kamloops Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre. (250)554 2429
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