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Albert Leon Joseph Vandaelle

March 28, 1919 - December 25, 2015


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.

Al 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.  Al 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 be held at a later date.  No flowers by request.  If so desire, 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  V1A 2Z8.



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Brenda Gallinger Morris
Relation: Uncle Albert

Sending Much Love and Condolences to you All, Uncle Al and Aunt Jean where my Favorite . I miss our visits, and the pea picking in the garden, always followed by a cup of tea, and snacks..As a child my Uncle n Aunt taught me, a few good lessons, about Family and gardening, .I hold them close to my Heart <3 <3 , Thinking of Darlene n Family, Donny n Family and Barry n Family, Big Hugs Brenda.

From: Terry & Cathy Martin & Bob Pearson
Relation: Friend

We are so very sorry for the loss of such a nice, gentle man. Sending our sympathy to all the family.

From: Barb & Al Streich
Relation: Friend

Relation: Customer of Save-On-Foods

As a longtime Save-On-Foods customer, I’m only acquainted with Don, but still, I wish to express notes of empathy & sympathy to Mr. Vandaelle’s entire family. I pray that he’ll always hold a cherished place amongst you.
Sincerely, Lea Cameron
Lea Cameron

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