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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: Carol Zubick and Wayne Vienneau
Relation: long time friend

Our hearts break for you Sheila. Al will be so missed by so many people. Our thoughts are with all of your family and Al’s family.
Love, Carol and Wayne

From: Angela and Ernie Falk
Relation: Friend

Dear Sheila, we are so sorry for your loss. Al was always a warm and kind person with a great sense of humor. Sorry that I was unable to attend his memorial, I would have loved to be there. I know that Ernie will miss Al deeply. Take care of yourself and we will see you soon.

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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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