Allen (AL) Leonard Lodermeier, 65, of Salmon Arm, passed away Saturday,
Aug. 10, 2013, at Polson Special Care Home in Vernon, BC, after a long and courageous battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
Al was born to the late Paul and Alma Lodermeier, Feb. 9, 1948, in Salmon Arm, BC. Al graduated from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary in 1966, and received his Electrical Journeyman Certificate in Calgary in 1972.
He married Lois Hopkins in 1969. They lived in Calgary, Vernon, and Invermere before residing in Salmon Arm in 2008.
Al’s last position was the maintenance manager at the Radium Hot Springs Golf Resort before he began his struggle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Al was well liked, generous and always willing to lend a hand.
Al enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking with his family, wood working, visiting with family, and relaxing after work with a cold beer and nachos. Al worked hard but also made time to laugh, play and enjoy life and his loved ones. Al was a proud husband, father and grandfather.
Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lois, to whom he was married for 44 years, his children Kevin (Kim Lawrick) of Summerland and Ryan (Naomi Hori) of Kamloops, and his four grandchildren Lauren, Ethan, Jordyn and Gavin; and Norbert (Carol), his brother.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Vernon’s Polson Special Care Home (Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 32nd Street, Vernon BC V1T 5L2) or to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #300-828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2, www.alzheimerbc.org
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Al’s doctors, to Cy and the amazing staff at Salmon Arm’s Harmony Haven Adult Day Support, to the care-giving angels at Bastion Place Care Centre and Vernon’s Polson Special Care Home.
A special thanks goes out to the wonderful, thoughtful and caring caregivers who cared for Al in his last years. Vernon’s Polson Special Care Home has been a true gift for our family. They became like a family for Al and provided loving care for him to be comfortable and safe. The Polson Special Staff Caregivers have our deepest thanks!
A private family memorial will be held at their home to honor the life of Al.
On line condolences may be sent to Al’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com