Born March 31, 1912 in Toronto, Ontario, died August 25th, 2006 at Oak Bay Lodge, Victoria, B.C., where he received excellent care for the past year. Albert started work at Hutchison, B.C. for the CNR at age 15 years and became a Roadmaster in later years.
At age 19 he married Edith Brown, and they had three children, David (Betty) of Malakwa, B.C., Donald (Ena), Cranbrook, B.C., and Carol-Ann (David) Staples of Victoria, B.C. In 1940 he joined the army in Vanderhoof, B.C.
He served for five and a half years with #9 Bangalore Section, Charlie (C) company, 2nd Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division Canadian Army. He was a good soldier who led his comrades to their successful breakthrough on D-Day. He was wounded in Caen, Belgium, and Germany.
In 1959 he married Mabel Lundstrom and they had one daughter, Mary Riley, of London England.
“Riley” is survived by his wife Mabel, his four children, 13 grandchildren and 23 grea-grandchildren.
Riley will be lovingly remembered for his kindness to his family. His dedicated service to his country is a lasting gift of freedom and democracy to all Canadians. He always said that his happiest years were on the farm at Smithers, where he lived for ten years before moving to Victoria in 1978.
A Memorial service was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd., on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 3:00 pm. A reception followed.