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Albert W. Thiessen

August 16, 1941 - June 27, 2021

On June 27, Al Thiessen passed away at the age of 79 years. He was surrounded by family in the beautiful home he built with his wife, Gail.

Al was born in Coaldale, Alberta and spent most of his earlier years in the Okanagan before moving to Whitehorse in 1987.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gail; daughters Terri (Mike) and Shauna (Charles); granddaughters Kailey (Brooke), Ashton (Flurin), and Isabella, and numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

Al’s final wishes were to be at home for his final days. This was made possible due to the amazing support of family, friends, and community.

The family would especially like to thank Dr. Ken Quong as well as Hollie, Virginia, and Trina from Home Care. Dr. Alex Kmet, thank you so much for all you did for Dad in his final days.

We will always be grateful for your compassion.

Al will be cremated and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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Dan Nickason on Jul 11, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Sad to hear of Al's passing. I've been travelling since the 26th and just saw his passing notice now.

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Patricia Banks on Jul 8, 2021 at 5:51 pm

Thinking of you Gail.

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Sandra dahlen on Jul 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

Gail and family. Very saddened to hear about Al
Thoughts and prayers are with you..
Sandra and Blair

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Al & Lynn Alcock on Jul 5, 2021 at 2:02 pm

We were sadden to hear of Al's passing. Whenever we met in town we would kid and poke fun at each other. Go in peace Al. Gail and family our thoughts are with you all.

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Doug Caldwell on Jul 5, 2021 at 9:55 am

Our heartfelt condolences to Gail, family and his friends. Al was one of my favourite neighbours, he was always happy to advise on carpentry projects and would even lend tools if asked nicely. I will miss his laugh and teasing.
Rest in peace friend.

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Ray and Marlene Walsh on Jul 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm

Our condolences to Gail and family. He will be greatly missed. Always called him the grumpy old man. Was a pleasure having him in my life. Great brother in law.

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