Albert George Thornton

June 23, 1949December 20, 2017

THORNTON, Albert George (Retired employee of 33 years Trench (Siemens) Passed away peacefully with his devoted wife of 42 years by his side, at Mount Sinai Hospital, on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, in the 69th year. Dearly beloved husband of Henriette (nee Devost) Loving father of Brian, Danny, and Paul. Cherished grandfather of Austen, Victoria, and Kayla. Albert will be sadly missed by his seven Devost brother-in-law's who were true Brothers to him; Peter, Joe, Jack, Yves, Norman, Gerald, Dan, and sister-in-law's Christine and Tammy. A “Celebration of Life” service will take place at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Friday December 29th, 2017, with visitation from 2 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Online tributes may be placed in memory of Albert at



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Albert George Thornton

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Jason, Shannon, Tawnya, Donna Devost

January 7, 2018

Always had a smile and welcoming with arms wide open. Uncle Al's memories will forever be cherished with us.

Rest in the sweetest peace.

Naureen Bratu

December 28, 2017

Rest In Peace, Al. You will be sorely missed.

Frank Miceli

December 26, 2017

Your dedication contributed to our success at work. Your friendship and defence of the up and comers was greatly appreciated. You were a friend and a colleague and challenged us to always do better.

You have been missed since you left and I will always remember you with a smile and a sometimes a little whistle

Amanda Devost

December 21, 2017

You will always be in my heart uncle Al xoxo

Allan Finn

December 21, 2017

Hello Henrietta
I remember hiring Al to join Trench. He was less documented than I would have liked but he grew to become one of my most trusted employees. When he decided to leave us some years later (I think you moved to London ) I was very disappointed. I did tell him however if things dIdnt work out call me and sure enough he did. Hiring him back was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
He was reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and all of our sales people and representatives throughout North America grew to know him as someone you could always count on.
He was not only dedicated to his work he was dedicated to his family. In everyaspect of his life he won the trust and respect of us all.
I can only imagine the sorrow and pain you and your family are feeling but with all my heart I want to thank you for letting him be such a big part of our lives also.
We will miss him terribly.
Take care and may God give you and your family strength through this difficult time.