AHRENS Alfred Richard "Alf" 1947 – 2007 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and very unexpected passing of Alf on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at his home in Poplar Ridge. Alf spent almost his entire life in the Red Deer area. He grew up on the Twin Oak Dairy Farm in the Crossroads area that is now Glendale. He attended Crossroads, Central, River Glen and Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. He was very active in 4-H activities, curling and showing cattle, winning many awards. After finishing high school Alf went to the Arctic including Ellesmere Island to work in the extended oil patch. Alf and his brother Lou formed a partnership involving a farm in the Haynes area including a custom haying operation. In the winter of 1972 he joined Westward Parts, continuing there until his passing. In 1979 Alf married Lois (Farrington) of the Alhambra district, establishing their home in Poplar Ridge Estates. A shop followed where Alf assembled smaller agricultural equipment, all the while enjoying the company of friends and associates. Alf enjoyed the outdoors and especially traveling in their motorhome, one highlight of which was a trip to Alaska last summer. There were yearly conventions across the U.S. and trips to England and Mexico involving the farm machinery business. Alf was predeceased by his parents Hans (1968) and Irma (1996). He is survived by his loving family, wife Lois, and daughter Ashley (born in 1984 and attending U Of A), Beth (born in 1988 and still at home), his siblings Frieda Marie (Norris) Bragg of Ponoka, Hans Ludwig (Val) of Nanaimo and Irma (Bob) Lawrence of Pine Lake and many special cousins, nieces and nephews. Also in-laws Ginny and Vic Wilson of Summerland, Joan and John Janiszewski of Calgary, Gordon and Dorinne Farrington of Rocky, and Miriam and Dave Williams of Ponoka. Relatives and friends are invited to come pay their respects at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 between the hours of 7 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service in Alf's honour will be held at CrossRoads Church, 32nd Street and Queen Elizabeth II Hwy, Red Deer on Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute Patient Needs, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"

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