Alfred John Spencer, of Kamloops, B.C., peacefully passed away on Aug. 19, 2018, just shy of 90 years old, surrounded by his loving family.
Alf is survived by his loving wife of over 61 years, Joan Spencer, his children Bradley (Tara), of Kamloops, Tod, of Vancouver, Daryl, of Kelowna, Linda, of White Rock, and Courtney, of Burnaby, as well as grandchildren Christine, Tom (Vickie), Catherine, Cadan, Devin (Natalie), and Granger, and three great-grandchildren. Alf was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and their spouses.
Alf was born in Duncan, B.C., and raised in Nanaimo. He graduated from UBC in 1954 from pharmacy. Over the years Alf resided in Quesnel (where he met and married Joan), Williams Lake, Kamloops, Lillooet and 100 Mile House where in all he owned or managed drug stores and pharmacies. During his first stint in Kamloops, he spent 13 years at the downtown Woodwards. He spent his final 15 years in Kamloops as well. Alf was active in all communities, and always had time to talk with the people he met, whether at work, in his neighbourhood, through his travels to other countries, or out fishing. Alf’s passion of fly fishing began at age 10, and lasted 80 years.
At Alf’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
When you think of Alf, raise a wee dram of scotch, and smile.