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Alvin Diesing

August 8, 1929 - October 28, 2011


Alvin “Colgate” Diesing
August 8, 1929 – October 28, 2011

Alvin was born in Carrot River, Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Cranbrook Hospital.
Alvin was predeceased by his wife Anne of 37 years, stepson Jimmy, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
He is survived by his daughter Val, stepdaughters Sandy (John), Bonita (Allan) and stepson Stan (Julie). Granddaughter Sonja, step grandchildren: Monica, Bridgette, Twyla, Kayla, Keaden, Georgina, Lorne, Dodi, Tina, Chuck, Tanya, Cyndee, and Duane as well as many step great grandchildren. He also leaves 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Alvin enjoyed travelling in his fifth wheel and going for drives in his car. He was proud to be a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 for 56 years.
He had a sense of humour, always spoke his mind and would show off his “colgate smile”. He loved being around his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
A potluck celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, 125-17th Avenue South, Cranbrook.
Condolences may be left for the family at
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Society.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Chelsea
Relation: Student nurse

Alvin was my very first patient in the hospital as a nursing student. He was so kind and thoughtful and ALWAYS put a smile on my face usually by cracking jokes at me. It was such a pleasure to have him as my first patient and it will always be something I will remember. May he rest in peace.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 12, 2011
Beginning at 2:00pm

Senior''s Centre
125-17th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

125-17th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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