It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Albert John Holmes announces his sudden passing on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 in Cranbrook with his family by his side at 82 years of age.
Albert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Deanie Holmes; children Marilyn (Peter) Nemisz, Gail (Wes) Cummings, Leah (Doug) Lockton, Bill (Kateri) Holmes and Maxine (Albert) Middleton; grandchildren Chad (Angie) Pighin, Marty (Laci) Pighin, Lyndsay (Nathan) Osterlund, Lisa Jensen, Luke and Shelby Cummings, Stephanie (Rob) Halldorson, Steven (Randi) Hrisook, Jordan, Mike and Lorelle Holmes and Jack and Nick Middleton; great-grandchildren Dylan and Porter Pighin, Chezney and Coy Pighin and Ryatt and Kenzie Osterlund; sister Maxine Caldwell; brother Wes (Judy) Holmes and numerous nieces and nephews.
Albert was predeceased by his parents Liz and Louie Holmes, daughter Pat Pighin, granddaughter Amy Jensen and grandson Lane Holmes.
A celebration of Albert’s life will be held on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Cranbrook Alliance Church. He will be interred in the Fort Steele Cemetery followed by a reception at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Albert may do so to the: Foundation for Health, East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9 or to: Stars Foundation, 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or: Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 – Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9.