Al Grutchfield, 73, of Vernon, BC, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2010 after a very short battle with an aggressive cancer.
He was born August 26, 1937, in Nelson, BC, son of the late Herbert and Mona Grutchfield. He married Edna Colter on September 14, 1962.
Al served in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCEME) from 1957 until his retirement in 1989. He was an avid golfer and curler and touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by Edna, his wife of 48 years; their daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Rob Goossens, daughter Dennette Christensen and son Bryon Grutchfield; grandchildren Christine, Jessica, Jordan and Vaughn; brother, Stan (Judy); sisters, Erminie, Mona Helen (Don) and Shelagh (Gerry).
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Vernon Curling Club, 3400 39th Avenue, Vernon, BC. Burial will take place at a later date.