Albert Sidoni

It is with great sorrow we announce the death of our father and Nono, Albert Sidoni. Born in 1926 in Nanaimo, he was raised in Princeton BC, where at the age of 5, he picked up the nickname of ‘Dusty’ from a Pharmaceutical sales man who called upon the ‘dusty’ kid sitting on the fender of his car.

The name stuck and he became ‘Dusty’ to all who knew him.

Dad was born the fifth child in a family of six children, and was the last surviving member of his birth family. He was predeceased by grandson Christopher Boisvert in 2008, and most recently his beloved wife of 60 years, Elisa, who died tragically in April 2012. Never a day went by that he didn’t miss her.

He is survived by his 5 children, Debra (Mike) Boisvert; Sandra Cochran (Neil); Terry (Karen); Alan (Sandra); Kelly (Shannon); 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

As a young man, Dad worked at the brewery in Princeton driving truck. Later, he worked at the Pulp mills in Castlegar and then in Prince Rupert, where he supervised the boom crew, a job that he loved. At 50+, off to college he went (in Terrace) to get a trade. Mom and Dad returned to Trail where Dad finished his working life as a Welder at Comino.

The family would like to thank the Renal staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and the Assisted Living staff at Rosewood for their care and compassion shown towards our Dad.

As an expression of sympathy the family requests that donations be made in Dad’s name to the Renal Unit, at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:30 am with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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