Alvin Fiske Southam (Al) passed away peacefully on May 10 after a brief battle with cancer. Mourning his loss is his loving wife Alice of 54 years, daughter Jacqueline, son Darcy (Achla), grandson Nicholas, granddaughter Julia, three sisters Joy, Joan and Shirley and many nieces and nephews, along with many friends. Al was predeceased by his two brothers Don and Jack.
Dad was born in Tisdale, SK on April 27, 1937 but grew up in the Loreburn area. At the mature age of 16 Dad decided it was time to move to the big city lights of Saskatoon. His first job in the city was working for a sign printing company before moving on to Intercon Packers. It was at Intercon that Dad met his future bride Alice. They married on August 1, 1964 in Mom’s home town of Weekes, SK. Dad decided to leave Intercon and open his own retail butcher shop, Kava Meats in 1972, first in Broadway before relocating in North Park. Dad’s next adventure took him to the sanitation department for City of Saskatoon where he continued to work until his retirement at the age 65. Dad was retired a full 6 months before he found his way back into the work force at Hanson R.V. where he continued working there until his diagnosis.
When he wasn’t working, Dad enjoyed spending time at Christopher Lake boating and tubbing with his grandchildren. Dad loved to putter in the backyard and found it very rewarding and relaxing. Playing cards and dancing was a passion that Dad and Mom shared together from early in his life to his final days. Mom and Dad travelled to various locations around the world and always enjoyed a good adventure. Dad had a great big heart and cared about everyone, always willing to lend a helping hand anyway he could. He was always there for you and always made time for anyone.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Alvin Fiske Southam 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Saskatchewanatoon, Province: Saskatchewan