OBITUARY

Alfred Gerald Wills

31 May, 194127 April, 2021

May 31, 1941 - April 27, 2021 Alfred (Jerry) Wills passed away on April 27th , peacefully with family at his side, after a brief and brave battle with cancer. He was raised in Creston, BC and attended PCSS. He worked at Creston sawmill until its closure and then moved on to work at Fording Coal in Elkford. He lived in Cranbrook until his retirement in 2006 when he moved to Kelowna. He had a lifelong passion for antique and classic vehicles. In his retirement he was fortunate to restore a beautiful 58 Chev Apache and a gorgeous 57 Chev Belaire. Alfred will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Brenda Peterman, his brother Wayne Wills and sisters Bonnie Alcock and Bev Wills. Al (Jerry) was predeceased by his parents Alice & Don Wills and his grandson Blaine Peterman. No funeral per his request. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the Wills family.

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Darrell & Merle Dyck

7 May 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. Darrell worked with “Al” for twenty plus years at Fording River. Al was always good natured and could take a joke, even if it was on himself. When Al retired and moved to Kelowna we would visit him a couple times a year, either at his place in Rutland or invite him out to our campsite for a BBQ, even though Al could never figure out why anyone would want to camp or sit around a fire. Al was always ready to step up to the plate to lend a hand and was there to help pack up our trailer and park it at his place for the winter when I broke my achilles tendon and we had to leave in a hurry. We had many laughs with Al and have more than a few memories of him. We will miss him. Rest in Peace Al.

Donna Huisman

2 May 2021

Our deepest condolences. I worked with Al for many years at Fording. He was a very kind man, always a smile and a hello. RIP Al
Donna Huisman

Glen McGarrigle

1 May 2021

Sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose a parent (my Dad, Feb 2021). Stay strong, they say it gets easier over time.
Sincere condolences
Glen from Fernie

MP Tracy Gray

29 April 2021

I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

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