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Allen Marechal

May 30, 1947 - June 2, 2021


With deep sadness we announce Allen [Alain] Maurice Marechal died June 2 ,2021 three days after his 74th birthday at the home he built in Winlaw, B. C. He was surrounded by the love of the family he cared so deeply for; Colleen his wife and best friend of 55 years, his much-loved son Sean and his wife Michelle, his adored granddaughter Neeva and her mother Jeanie Dwyer.

Al was born at home in Verdun Quebec on May 30, 1947, to Gerard Marechal and Gertrude Gagnon. Left to mourn his passing is his brother Claude, his nephew Steve, his dear uncle Andre, and aunt Regine Marechal; and sisters–in–law Madonna Doyle, Sharron Mc Grath and brother– in–law Michael Doyle and his wife Sandra along with many nieces, nephews, grand nephews, grandnieces and cousins.

Al was a devoted father, a proud grandfather, a caring brother, a kind supportive and generous brother-in-law, a loyal friend, a gentleman who truly practiced the Golden Rule, he was loved and respected by those who knew him. He made and maintained many friendships going back as far as High School and throughout his working career with CN Railway and VIA Rail.  He worked hard but also lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed sailing, kayaking, skiing especially with Sean and Neeva at Whitewater, and Red Mountain in BC. Al retired in 2010 providing him the opportunity to indulge his other great love, motorcycling. It would seem the focus, dedication and controlled measures required to engineer a passenger and freight train were let loose and set free when he rode his motorcycle long and far across the county at sometimes breakneck speeds while in the company of his good friends. It should also be noted a local solo mission to pick up milk or bread could take several hours.

If so desired, contributions in memory of Al to Dementia Canada.ca would be gratefully accepted.


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

From: Wally Clemens
Relation: Friend and neighbor in Crown Point.

Colleen, Sean, Neeva. Al was bigger than life here in Crown Point and will always be remembered as kind and helpful. Please accept my condolences.

From: Monique Riley

Garth & I are so very sorry for you and your family with Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers be with you.

From: Donna Kwiatkowski
Relation: Friend of family

I was sorry to hear about Al passing, I am happy to hear that you, Sean and Neeva were together at the end of his journey.

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