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Allan Earle Sinkie

December 23, 1956 - January 10, 2014


Al passed away suddenly on Friday January 10, 2014. 

He was born in Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster B.C. on December 23, 1956.  Al spent his childhood in Vancouver where he learned to love and play hockey from the early age of 7. 

In 1981, Al followed his lifelong friends Helen and Frank to Nelson where he continued playing hockey in Nelson’s gentleman’s league for several years making many friends. He worked several jobs including Morning Mountain Ski Hill, Farmers Supply, Devito’s Shoe Repair, Forestry, Bel Maintenance and most recently for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. 

Ultimately, Al became a Kootenay Man.  He absolutely loved the outdoors and during the last 30 years he spent most of his free time in the mountains riding his dirt bike, camping or hiking.

One of his passions was to take friends, family and anyone willing to join him into the surrounding mountains pointing out the beauty and naming all the mountain peaks. In 2012 Al joined the Kootenay Mountaineering Club where he quickly became involved in trail maintenance and led many club hikes. 

Al is survived by his wife Sheila, step son Jeremiah, parents Marg and Earle, brother Garry (Sharon), many cousins, aunts & uncles and extended family.

We are extremely grateful for the over whelming love and kindness expressed by  family and friends, the Beasley Fire and Rescue team, paramedics the staff at Kootenay Lake District Hospital and Neal the sander. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marilyn Miller
Relation: friend

Dear Dear Sheila
It is with GREAT sadness that your friends have heard of the death of your dearest Al. Do reach out to your family and friends and let them comfort you as much as possible in this time of grieving. You are loved and cherished

From: Anne Zubick Cavicchi
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Shelia, my thoughts are with you, your family, Al’s family and friends. I was very sorry to hear of Al’s passing.

From: Brenda Todd
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Sheila, I was so sorry to hear of Al’s sudden passing. You have been in my thoughts often since I heard the sad news and I wish that there was something that I could do to ease your sorrow. May your many happy years together and fond memories help you to get through the difficult days that you are experiencing now and the ones that lie ahead. Sending virtual hugs!!

From: Ann and John Wright
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

A great man and friend. you will be greatly missed. I will miss your chatty phone calls and hiking with you.
Love Ann and John

From: Michelle & Shawn Seminoff
Relation: Old friends

So sorry for your loss Sheila. You are in our hearts & prayers. Al was always so full of laughter & smiles, we will miss him terribly.

From: Sandra Seminoff
Relation: Friend

I have known Al for many years thru his dealings with my late husband Mike & my son Aaron when Mike owned Kootenay Sleds, we’d often have a coffee & a conversation at the store. I hadn’t seen Al for sometime but he was a wonderful man, he will certainly be missed. My deepest sympathies go out to you all……. Sandra Seminoff

From: Lisa Snell
Relation: sister-in-law

My beautiful sister – I am so sorry I am not physically there with you. My heart is there and I can feel your pain. I also know that Al is with you too…and although he will not be able to take care of you as he has in the past, he will guide you. He loved you deeply and that love will stay with you. We will never forget our visits to Nelson with Al organizing the beach time, hikes and trying very hard to get us moving in the early morning. Early to bed, early to rise……I’m going to try to do that more often. Al…you might not have realized it, but you taught us a lot, most importantly that we all have to find our own happiness. xo

From: David Snell
Relation: Friend

Dear Shelia and Family
I am so sorry to hear of Al’s passing.
Al always made us very welcome in his home.
The tours of the kootenay mountains were amazing and will always be remembered.
With Deepest Sympathy.
David Snell

From: Valerie Kiernicki
Relation: Long time Friend

My Dear She She, My heart breaks for you. I just want to hug you. Al was a dear friend and always will be in my heart. I Prayer for you and your family. Stan and I love you, our deepest condolence.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 18, 2014
Beginning at 2:00pm

Best Western Baker Street Inn
153 Baker Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L

Celebration of Life

153 Baker Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Okanagan/Kootenay Area Office
4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9


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