Alfred Edward Grahame
March 21, 1933 – June 6, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a larger than life influence in our lives.
Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Alf passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He is survived by his wife Marion of 66 years, daughter Donna (Joe), sons Doug and Bruce (Terri). Grandchildren Amber and Justin; Carleigh (Shane), Haileigh and Matthew; Josh (Jodie) and Marci (Ben) and 5 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother Walter (Joan) and sister Beverley, sister-in-law Lorraine and several nieces.
Alf was born and raised in Vernon. He grew up on a dairy farm in the South Vernon area and when he and Mom were married they lived close to the farm. They then built a new home across the road and have resided there ever since.
Dad enjoyed everything hockey and was very happy to volunteer with the Vernon Winter Carnival PeeWee tournament for many years.
Hunting and fishing were also his passion and his stories from those adventures were abundant. He was so happy to have taken all his children and grandchildren fishing in his boat off of Bamfield on Vancouver Island. Vernon Motor Products was his place of employment for over 40 years and many lifelong friendships were formed over that time.
Sitting beside the lake, enjoying a cool beverage and sharing time with family brought him much joy. Papa’s comments and antics entertained everyone. He will live on in our hearts and memories.
A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in Dad’s memory to the North Okanagan Hospice Society would be gratefully accepted (www.nohs.ca).
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Alfred Edward Grahame
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June 11, 2021
So sad to hear about Alf’s passing. My deepest condolences to all of you. Alf refereed us when we played minor hockey and when I first started to referee I had the pleasure to work some games with him. I remember when he asked me to referee the A final in the winter carnival pee wee tournament and I was nervous but he had a good sense of humour and made us laugh with his stories. God bless you all. Take care Marion Bruce Donna and Doug
June 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Grahame family, I had worked with Alf at Vernon Motor Products for many years. He was a great man at work and at home, he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The photo I included was from a VMP staff Christmas party in 1987, with Alf receiving a fishing lure from Heather Laduke.