EIDE – Albert “Al”
Albert “Al” Eide beloved husband and best friend of Colleen, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on November 1, 2009 at the Peter Lougheed Centre. Besides his loving wife Colleen, Al is lovingly remembered by his children, Fred (Linda), Rod (Joyce), David (Debbie), and Tara (Riaz) Rahamatullah, his grandchildren Ryan and Ashley Eide, Jenette Eide, Dana (Jason) Cramer, Mike (Corrine) Edie and Michelle Eide, Shaan and Jamal Rahamatullah, and his great grandsons, Ryan, Jaxon and Tyson Eide. Al is also survived by his sister, Mary-Lou Flavelle, mother-in-law, Joan McCarty of New Zealand, brothers-in-law, Kevin, Brian, Michael, and Phil, and sister-in-law, Kathryn, his step-children, Vanessa Bower-Carroll, Simone Bower and Shane Bower, his step grandchildren, Justin, Tyler and Brooklyn, step brothers, Allan (Judy) Eide, Peter McGowan, step-sisters, Anita (Bill) May, Shirley McGowan, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Al is predeceased by his wife, Donna May the mother of his children, sister ,Joyce, parents, Sofie and Albert Eide, step-mother, Ellen, step-brothers, John and Einer. Albert was born and raised in Leslieville Alberta. At a very young age he moved away from the farm to start building his own identity in life. He teamed up with Carl Carstensen, who later turned out to be Al’s very best friend in life. They did many different jobs, from working at logging and lumber plants to working in the oil patch. They both then found their first career by becoming carpenters while working for Carl’s father, Fritz. While working in Red Deer, Al met and married his first wife, Donna May. Al moved his family to Calgary, where he worked as a Carpentry Foreman and later Superintendent for Poole Construction. Al was proud to be the youngest construction foreman for Poole at age 21 and remained dedicated to his craft throughout the years. Al had a goal in life, to have his own business and be his own boss. He started the company Cal Portisan Service Ltd. while working full-time at Poole Construction. He was a man that was not afraid of hard work. Over the years Al had a love for life and work; in both of these areas he never stopped or gave up. Family and friends meant a lot to Al and he loved to sit around at supper or maybe at the campfire and debate almost any subject that came up, and he didn’t care which side he was on and wasn’t always politically correct. Over his lifetime Al accomplished success in various companies: Cal Portisan Service Ltd., Cascade (partner), Calgary Fireplace, Poor Boy Construction, Arctic Fireplace, Mr. Fireplace, Big Boy Truck Wash, A.S. Eide Investments, Precision Gas Technologies (partner), and Viking Gas Technologies. Al’s love of old cars turned out to be his pride and joy car collection that he loved to show people. Al had many interests including the Arizona Desert, travelling the highways in his Prevost which he custom-designed, his tea roses, woodworking, community functions. Al was a founding member of the Southview Community Association in Forest Lawn. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in The Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations in Al’s name may be made directly to Alberta Cancer Foundation (1500 Sun Life Place, 10123 99 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1).
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