Allan Frederick Whorley
November 1917-July 2012
Al passed away peacefully at his home on Salt Spring Island where he resided for 39 years with his wife Dolly. He was predeceased by his wife who passed away in March of this year.
He is survived by his son Ronald (Maxine) and daughter Darlene all of Salt Spring Island. Four grandchildren Lori (Curtis) of Ucluelet, Todd (Eden) Maple Ridge, Kevin (Kelly) Las Vegas and Darren of Victoria and six great-grandchildren.
Al was borne in Eburne, B.C. a small community located near the Vancouver International Airport. He lived most of his life in Vancouver until he retired to Salt Spring Island in 1973 where he built his retirement home. He was a long time employee of Air Canada as a radio operator.
He was an enthusiastic ham radio operator obtaining his license at the age of fourteen. On his retirement he joined a ham radio operators club. He was also an avid golfer and was an honorary life member of the Salt Spring Golf & Country Club. He played nine holes of golf every day well into his nintieth year. He even shot his age at the age of 86. Along with his wife Dolly he also belonged to the square dance club and enjoyed dancing and social events of the various clubs.
The family would like to thank Dr. Woodley, the ambulance attendants, and the staff of the Lady Minto Hospital.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.