William Alfred Dryer

June 12, 1920- November 17, 2015

A beautiful pure light has gone out with the passing of Alfred William Dyer on November 17th in Prince Rupert. He was 95. Alf will be remembered for the kindness and respect that he gave to everyone he came into contact with. Alf was born in Mission BC and moved to Prince Rupert in 1947. He began driving taxi and later was a foreman for Skeena River Timber. He completed his working life as chief engineer on the Prince Rupert Pacific Pilot 4. After he retired, he developed an interest in woodworking. For the next nearly 30 years he built furniture for his children, his grandchildren, his family, friends and friends of friends.

Family was always very important to Alf. His wife Eileen pre deceased him in 1992 but he is lovingly remembered by his son Doug (Shelley Stafford), and daughters Robyn and Beverley (Chad Boyle). Pop was a wonderful grandfather for his 7 grandchildren Melissa (Cedar Dodd), Camille (James Cowan), Carley (Antoine Powers Perraudin), Deanna, Kaylem, Brenna and Todd. He was a special Great-Pop for Hailey, Bella and Hunter. He is also survived by his sister Ev (Perry Ford), numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and his long time companion Kay Deinstadt.

Alf was an angel on earth who now has his wings.

A special word of thanks goes to the Prince Rupert nursing staff and Dr. Tania DeKlerk. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the Wildlife shelter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Crest Hotel on Sunday November 29, from 1 – 4 pm.


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