Albert "Al" Frank Saccucci
17 August , 1954 – 4 February , 2019
It’s with great saddness that our family announce the passing of Al Saccucci, age 64.
He was surrounded by family and friends at the Comox Valley Hospital on February 4th, when he lost his battle with cancer. He is survived by his three sons, Darcy (Michelle) Travis (Meagan) and Ryan (Pamela) and six grandchildren, Isabella, Arianna, Nico, Bennett, Arnica and Arden. Al was born in Saskatoon where he grew up in a large family. He later married Diann Abdai. Together they moved to the town of Martensville, Saskatchewan, where they started their family. He founded the local fire department along with a few close friends. Al spent his working life as a journeyman electrician, which he found a great deal of satisfaction in. In the early 90’s, he made the trek to the Comox Valley, making Courtenay his adopted home. During that time he created many meaningful friendships. He spent much of his time in his shop designing and building projects. As a craftsman Al was gifted, but would modestly say, “I just build things”. He loved being in the outdoors, canoeing, camping or four wheeling in his hand-built Toyota Land Cruiser. A long time member of the Courtenay Fish and Game, Al spent time teaching his grandchildren to shoot and embrace an outdoor lifestyle. He spend his last winters touring the US and Mexico in his Boler that he custom built. He liked to keep things simple and organized and had a knack for inspiring people to do the same. Keeping in mind his appreciation for simplicity, Al has requested to not have a funeral. We will instead be having a mid-summer celebration of his well lived life.
Our family would like extend a special thanks to all of the staff from The Comox Valley Home and Community Care who came into his home and helped out. Their efforts kept him comfortable and well taken care of. This assistance was greatly appreciated by him and our family.
- Celebration of Life at a Later Date
Albert "Al" Frank Saccucci
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12 February 2019
Ryan - I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great guy, loved by everybody, and even though I hadn't seen him in a very long time, I thought of him often. My heart goes out to all of you.
11 February 2019
So sorry for your family’s passing of a great man .our prayers and thoughts are with you !
Rick and Liz Mayor
10 February 2019
Dear Darcy, Travis and Ryan,
We were so saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Our most heartfelt condolances to you and your families. We have many happy memories of your Dad and your family and the help and friendship you extended us when we first moved to Martensville in '84. Hang on to the wonderful memories your Dad created and shared with you all. Rest in peace Albert. You won't be forgotten.
Gail and John Hewgill
8 February 2019
We met Al when we moved to the Comox Valley and all our children were teenagers . Lots of wonderful memories of hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing with groups of friends and our families, in and around the Comox Valley, Harris and Sunrise Lakes, Oyster River, Della Falls, Campbell River area lakes, Zeballos, and Eve River Estuary. And special memories of winter camping on New Years Eve for Y2K up at Cape Scott. Hearing stories of adventures like his trip on the West Coast Trail, what was new with his boys, his special experiences with Friday the 13th, his newest project and his dogs.
We both had Land Cruisers and much of Al's special one of a kind Cruiser was built in our garage on Menzies Road. Many bonfire parties at our acreage with friends. A canoe trip where we were all amazed by the sight of many butterflies drying their wings on a rock in the middle of the river that covered every part of the rock above water.
Although we dropped by occasionally to see your dad during the years that we have lived down island, we did not see him in the last few years, so we are very sad to hear of your loss, Travis, Ryan, Darcy and family. We will all miss him. Love, John and Gail Hewgill with Jocelyn and David.
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