Albert Joseph Leon Vandaelle
Albert Joseph Leon Vandaelle passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on Christmas Day, Friday December 25, 2015 at the Kimberley Special Care Home.
He will be so greatly missed by his children Darlene (Mac), Don (Dori), Barry (Carrie), five grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his remaining extended family and friends.
AI loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, and magically making candy appear! He was known as the ‘Candy Man’ and his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and neighborhood children loved to hunt for the hidden treats. AI taught his children the value of hard work and most especially, to appreciate the beauty of nature- his garden was a testimony of his gift of a green thumb.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Al’s caring Kimberley Special Care Home family for the compassionate care he received. Thank you also to the Veterans for their incredible support.
A private family celebration will held at a later date. No flowers by request. If so desired, memorial donations in Al’s honor may be made to the ‘Kimberley Special Care Home Memorial Fund’ at the Kimberley Special Care Home 386 -2nd Avenue, Kimberley, BC VIA 2Z8.
Funeral Arrangements in care of Mark Memorial Services