Alan John Spak

April 16, 1947December 3, 2013

Alan John.Born in Kitchener on April 16, 1947, Al, peacefully passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 66 years. Loving son of the late John & Anne (nee Dean) Spak. Dear brother of the late Donna Sanders. Uncle of Julie, Lori and Kathleen and their families. Al was a member of the K40 Club of Preston, Past President of the Kinsmen Club of Preston, Past District Officer and Life Member of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs, and a member of the Rotary Club of Cambridge North. He also was a volunteer driver for PATER and a member of St. Clement’s Parish. Al was an Electrician by trade and worked as a Maintenance Electrician with various companies. He worked as a Premise Officer for the Canada Trust Company and TD Bank for twenty years before retiring in 2007. An avid sports fan with a passion for Stock Cars and he loved his Toronto Maple Leafs. Friends will be received at Barthel Funeral Home 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519) 653-3251 on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2-4 pm. & 7-9pm. Parish prayers will be recited on Sunday afternoon at 1:45pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Cambridge on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10am. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. In memory of Al, donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society Cambridge would be appreciated.


  • Prayers Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 9, 2013

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John De Benedictis

December 15, 2013

I spent a lot of countless hours working with Al through Canada Trust. Throughout this time I was always amazed at the friendships he cultivated anywhere we went. He was admired and loved by everyone. While he did struggle with health issues while we worked together, his heart and spirit grew bigger as he faced this challenge. I loved working with him as he always put a smile on us. He will be missed. I'm sure he is still looking down on us with a smile.....

Carolyn Conyard

December 9, 2013

I came to know Al through his involvement with the Rotary Club of Cambridge North. He was helpful in coordinating support from Rotary for the purchase of specialized equipment for the children I work with at KidsAbility. Al's organization of requests has helped many children in need receive equipment. He gave of himself to help other. Condolences to his family and friends.

Paul Amaral

December 8, 2013

Miss your smile and laugh. May God grant you the best premises in heaven. Paul Amaral. TD Bank Group. London

Bill Sanders

December 7, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Ken Lucianovich

December 7, 2013

I was one of the Regional Premises Officers that supported the Canada Trust RFS premises across Canada and had the pleasure of working with Al during my eleven years. Al was the only guy I ever knew who was excited and ordered a Swanson TV dinner off a restaurant menu when he could have anything he wanted. He was a character and will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family and may you rest in peace Al!

John & Cheryl Nixon

December 7, 2013

We will always cherish the wonderful times we've spent together visiting back and forth over the years. Trips to Europe, New York City, Western Canada, and more recently Long Boat Key, Florida will always hold great memories for us. It was always a great time. We will miss you, Al! Rest in peace.

Doug Gibbings

December 7, 2013

Al & I worked together for many years at Canada Trust & I think of him often during my retirement. He was a proud family man and a tremendous colleague who will be sorely missed. My condolence to all his family.

Melissa Whetham-Suggitt

December 6, 2013

I have fond memories of Mr. Spak from when I was a Kin Kid. Very sad to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace.

Bernie Burnett

December 6, 2013

Alan or Mr. Spock as he was affectionately known by me and my teammates back in the late '60's is remembered as someone who gave a lot of his time to drive us to games (along with Richard and Jack), to help teach us the game of fastball and to provide many fun and humorous moments. In retrospect he was a mentor and influenced my life in a positive way, helping me to see the bright side of life. This is how he will be remembered by me.

Marietta Snetsinger

December 6, 2013

I will miss seeing Al's smiling face each Wednesday at in peace you will be missed!