Albert Alfred Gaylord passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home, Monday, July 31, 2000.
He was born in Sheffield, Ont., Aug. 20, 1918, the son of Bessie and Arthur Gaylord.
As a youngster he moved with his family to Saskatchewan and subsequently moved to Fort Frances in 1938 to work for J.A. Mathieu in the lumber business.
He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939 and served overseas for the duration of World War II.
He married Myrtle Morgan in 1948 and they ministered to many families as “Aunt & Uncle” throughout their 51 years together.
In 1983, Albert retired as a pipefitter with the Fort Frances paper mill after working with the company for 37 years.
Albert was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #29, and Knox United Church.
Albert was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Frank.
He is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle; his brother, Dayton (Sara) of Vancouver and two sisters, Bernice Benedict of Espanola, Ont., and Audrey Nixon of Brampton, Ont.; several nieces and nephews and his beloved Boston Terrier, “Chester.”
Funeral services will be held in Knox United Church, Fort Frances, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. with visitation at the church prior to the service. Rev. Patrick Playfair will be officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Barry Gaylord, Brian Gaylord, Richard Macedon, Conrad Larson, Ralph Fulford and Ross Welling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Verendrye Hospital Dialysis Unit, Fort Frances, Ont., or Knox United Church Memorial Fund.