It is with great sadness that we announce that Elvin (Al) Reed Crawford died peacefully in Salmon Arm on April 27, 2015 at the age of 91.
Al was born in St. George, Ontario on January 6, 1924 to Violet and Norman Crawford. He was raised on a farm in Sudbury, ON and joined the Army at the age of 19. Al was a man of many talents throughout his life. He worked in a nickel mine for many years and then moved to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in 1948. He owned his own business where he drove gravel and semi-trucks. He also spent time working in his sawmills. In 1973, Al became a Seventh-day Adventist. He married Dorothy on April 18, 1982. They moved to Tappen, BC in 1997 where they spent the rest of their lives together. Al enjoyed fishing and entertained many with his talent with the mouth organ.
Al is survived by his wife Dorothy; children Norman, Rita, Edwin (Jeanne) and Lyle; stepchildren Jean (Ross), Harvey (Sherry), Linda (Shane) Kelly (Shari), Gladys (Horst); 12 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 35 step-great grandchildren; and 4 step great-great grandchildren as well as many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by Mother Violet and Father Norman, Brother Norman, Sisters Wilma and Peach, his children Shirley, Howard and Linda.
Dorothy and the family would like to thank Dr. Warren Bell, the doctors and nurses at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place for their care and compassion.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 11:00 am at the Salmon Arm Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3270 – 60 Avenue NE with lunch to follow. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shuswap Adventist School in Al’s memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm 250-833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Al’s obituary at