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ALBERT KITCHENER PERKINS (published on November 07, 2007)



ALBERT KITCHENER PERKINS Albert Kitchener Perkins passed away peacefully at the Deer Lodge Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Albert was born May 16, 1916, the eighth of nine children, and was the last survivor to William and Edith Perkins, Lavenham pioneers. He wed Olga (Nachine) in 1937 (died 1972) and began farming in Lavenham area. The Second World War called and he left his young family of two sons and his wife for five years to serve in the aircraft maintenance division in England. Upon the end of the war, Albert returned to the farm until 1949 when they moved to Winnipeg. He then began employment with Western Grocers where he remained until his retirement at age 65 (1981). Albert was blessed again in 1974 when he married Bea Robson and together they enjoyed many years together until her passing in 2005. They enjoyed spending time at Rockwood Army and Navy and later at the Senior Club at Ashbury Place where they enjoyed cards and darts and also bowling at Academy and Polo Park Lanes. Albert also enjoyed tending his beautiful roses and tomatoes at their Beaverbrook Street home. Albert is survived by his two sons, Earl (Islay) of Calgary and Larry (Anne) of Vancouver, stepsons Jack (Pat) Robson, Wayne (Marj) Robson, Gary Robson and stepdaughter Sandra Elder. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Jennifer (Gary) Thorne of Calgary and their two children Chelsea and Laurin; Mark (Carolyn) Perkins of Calgary and their two children Hadley and Nolan; and Dean (Nicki) Perkins of Calgary. He is also survived by seven stepgrandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Deer Lodge Centre with a special thanks to T5 3 East for their wonderful care and compassion. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. with Rev. Cliff McMillan presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Thomson In the ParK Funeral Home and Cemetery www.thomsoninthepark.com 925-1120 Life stories may be shared with friends and family across the globe at www.mem.com


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