Al House

Albert House, in his 86th year, passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, on Monday, December 7th, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Fondly missed by his wife Beverley, daughters Carol Gignac (Doug) of Port Credit, Diane Thomson of Parry Sound, and son Edward House (Sharlene) of Brantford. He was Grandpa to Kimberley, Gordon, James, John, Ruth and Marie. Dear brother of Alan House (Joan) of Wilberforce.

Al was a kind, honest, trustworthy, patient, and hard-working man. He loved being a father and grandfather. He and Bev shared a life-long love affair with their property in McKellar, deer hunting, reading, flying and each other. Their love was and is remarkable.

Al was a long-time resident of Parry Sound, working for the school board and retiring from William Beatty School as head-custodian. He was a private pilot, flying his Piper Tri-Pacer out of Parry Sound and Broadbent International Airports. Al taught ground-school to the 295th MacPherson Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets for 25 plus years, making him the longest serving C.I. (Civilian Instructor) since the inception of the group in 1943: that’s pretty cool.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Al’s Life will take place at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855) on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated.