Allan Richard Heke
May 4, 1949 – June 2, 2013
Al was born to Richard and Olive Heke on May 4, 1949 in Vancouver, BC. One of four children, he grew up in the Fraser Valley and attended
Abbotsford High School. In 1965 he travelled to Ontario to play
football, but suffered a career-ending injury and
returned home to attend the University of BC.
On August 13, 1971, Al married the love of his life,
Norma Macleod. They eventually settled in Prince
Rupert, BC, and began their own family. Together, Al and Norma raised three children with such success that none are presently in jail. Al worked in sales for the
majority of his career, alternating between real estate and automotive sales. He was very skilled at woodworking; he enjoyed socializing at the pub, good music, playing darts, and telling bad jokes. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a spirited debate. After his wife, Norma passed away on August 8, 2008, he
returned to Abbotsford, BC.
Al is survived by his children Megan, Allison (Josh), and Rob (Heidi); his grandchildren Jacobus,
Nathon, Poppy, Roma, and Logan; his mother, Olive; his
siblings, Doug (Linda) and Barb (Jeff), and his sister-in-law, Heather (Jim).
It was Al’s wish that no memorial or service be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Al was a friend to all who met him.