Allen (Al) Alfred Willinger was born on October 19th, 1953 in Lacombe, Alberta and passed away peacefully on December 1st, 2015 in Vernon, B.C. after a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Frank and Bonnie Eileen Willinger and spent his childhood in McBride, B.C. He moved back to Lacombe where he attended CUC before moving and settling in Vernon, B.C. He worked at Sigalet Brothers for many years as an automotive mechanic, he drove a truck for a few years before he finished his working years at Williams Machinery. Al was a hard worker and a devoted family man. He had a heart of gold and was a truly genuine person whose own happiness depended on the happiness of those around him. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own whether they were family or not. Al was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed days at the cabin on Okanagan Lake, camping, collecting firewood and fishing. He loved his sports, specifically hockey, and he passed this passion down to his kids. He loved being around people and embraced and welcomed many of his friends and childrens friends as family.
Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Ruth to whom he was married for 34 years, his children; Clayton and Leah, his siblings; Harvey and Barbara, his nieces and nephew; Kristina, Lindsay, Krista, Eryca and Brent along with numerous extended family members and friends who loved him dearly. Al was preceded in death by his parents; Frank and Bonnie Willinger.
Cremation preceded a Celebration of Al’s Life which will be held at the Atrium Hotel (formerly the Best Western Vernon Lodge) on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.
Al was an amazing man who will be missed deeply by everyone who knew him. We will forever hold fond memories of him in our hearts.
Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD. 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • (250) 542-1187