Albert C. Ingham
April 23, 1923 ~ December 28, 2011
It is with much sadness that the family of Albert Ingham announce his passing on December 28, 2011 at St Paul’s hospital in Vancouver, B.C.
Albert was born in Fernie, B.C. on April 23, 1923. He was educated in both Creston and Fernie and was an accomplished athlete during his school years. He married Lil on January 15, 1946 in Kalispel, Montana and moved to Creston shortly thereafter. He began Valley Automotive Farm Equipment in 1954 and grew the business to employ over twenty people with two locations.
Al was very involved in community affairs including I.O.O.F., Masonic Lodge (+60 years), Shriners, and the Legion (+50 years). He was a founding member of the Creston Valley Golf Club, Curling Club, Shriners Drum Corps, Shriners/Knights of Columbus Bonspiel with the late Father Morelli and active in the Flying Club. Al was a strong supporter of the 4H organization in the East Kootenays and the Shriners Crippled Children. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Al was predeceased by his late Father, Frank and Mother, Delia, Sister Rita Long, brother-in-law Bob Long, and son-in-law Ken Hennessey.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years Lil, daughters Kathy Hennessey, Rita York (Larrie) and son Frank (Candie) plus six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren whom he adored.
A service was held at
the Redeemer Lutheran Church
on February 3, 2012
with Pastor Harry Haberstock presiding.
Interment followed the service
in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, B.C.