Alvin Harquail Sr.

January 20, 1942November 2, 2021

Alvin Harquail Senior passed away peacefully at this home on November 2, 2021 at the age of 79, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Alvin Sr.

Born in Dalhousie, NB on January 20th, 1942, son of the late Albert (Bert) Harquail and Clara Henry Harquail.

Alvin worked for Noranda Mining Corp for 40 years as a supervisor until his retirement. In 1998 Alvin had great respect and admiration for the men who worked for him and alongside him. Alvin always had a passion for the outdoors. If you were looking for him on the weekend or holidays just head back to Island Lake, Meadow Lake or Upsalquitch Lake to find him hunting and fishing with this brother Donald, his boys or his granddaughters. Alvin loved his favorite hockey team, The Montreal Canadians, he never missed a game. He was overjoyed when he was able to go to the home of The Habs and watch them play in 2018.

He is survived by his two sons Alvin Jr. and Allan (Jill). His granddaughters Madison (Jade), Avery and Kelsey. Alvin leaves behind his sisters Carol Flanagan and Gwen Corrigan (Phillip) and his brother Keith Harquail (Heather Ann), along with many nieces and nephews who he took as his own children and his beloved dog Barney. Besides his parents, Alvin was predeceased by his sisters Doris O'Neil (Charlie), Betty Smith (Clinton), his brother and best friend Donald Harquail (Claire) and his brother Jackie Martin of Listuguj, QC.

A private family burial will take place at a later date.

In his memory, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, Restigouche SPCA or to the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation Toronto, Ontario.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Dalhousie. (506)789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email:


  • Private family burial at a later date


Alvin Harquail Sr.

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Ben (Benny) Laxton

November 11, 2021

My Heartfelt Condolences.. RIP Alvin.

Robert Landry

November 10, 2021

Condolences to the family

Donald Robichaud

November 10, 2021

alvin was my boss for many years very good memories comming back to me

randy vibert

November 10, 2021

My condolences to the family I worked for Alvin at BMS a good Boss he will be missed.

Gail & Roland Levesque

November 10, 2021

Alvin and Keith & Gwen - Our condolences are sent to you and the Harquail family as you grieve the loss of your father and brother.

Tracy Rankin

November 10, 2021

Condolences to the family for the loss of a life time neighbour and friend. He will be missed by Ranny and Laura as well.

Blanche Michaud & Jean-Guy Pelletier

November 10, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace!

Jean Dutcher-Stevens

November 10, 2021

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Carol, Gwen keeping you in my prayers. God Bless