PEDERSEN Allan George. Feb 20, 1939 ~ Dec 16, 2011. On December 16, 2011 in Comox BC, Al Pedersen, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend slipped from life as gracefully as he lived his life. Al grew up in Camrose, AB and spent his high school years both in Camrose and Maple Ridge, BC, where he met the love of his life, Betty (nee Dewhurst). Al spent 25 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1984 from 442 Squadron, where he piloted the “Labrador Helicopter”. His second career began in Real Estate, and he made many friends during his 24 years in this role. Al was a dedicated Lion and his years spent helping Bob Ekdahl with the Bingo were some of the best times of his life. Al is survived by his wife Betty, his three children son Richard Pedersen (Jennifer Bird), son Walter Pedersen, and daughter Melissa Black (James Black); grandchildren Maggie, William, Libby and Daniel; his sisters Mae Burrows (Donald), and Bonnie Seutter (Harry), stepbrother Art Van Hook (Louise), and so many friends that were like his family. We will miss his singing, laughing, and dancing. He sang until the end and his spirit lives on in his grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Dr. Potter Cogan for his caring ways and all the nurses and aides on the Transition Ward. You made our journey easier. There is no service per his request. For those that knew Al, you know he loved life and lived well. Say Three Cheers for him.

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