August 20, 1930 – March 29, 2022
In loving memory ~
Although profoundly saddened, it is with joy that we celebrate and remember the life of Alfred Clement DuMont.
Devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, Alfred passed away peacefully at home on March 29th in White Rock, BC at the age of 91.
He will be forever remembered by his beloved wife Marguerite, with whom he recently celebrated 61 years of marriage, his children Denise (Gim), Lisa (Ken), Alison (Scott) and Marc, and his grandchildren Kristina, Bryce, Lucas, Christian, Jennifer, Sarah, Kate, and Noah. He is predeceased by sisters Sr. Rosalie C.S.J.P., Helen, Elizabeth and Isabelle and brothers Mark, Robert, Carl, and Paul.
Born in Nakusp, BC on August 20, 1930, Alfred was the 9th child of Marc Aurele DuMont and Elizabeth (nee Wellie). Alfred travelled to Vancouver in 1943 to attend Vancouver College and graduated from UBC in 1953 with his Bachelor of Science, Forestry. Alfred maintained lifetime friendships with many of his Forestry classmates.
In 1959, Alfred met his Marguerite while she was working as a lay apostle for Bishop O’Grady in Terrace, BC. They married in 1960 and theirs was a marriage rooted in deep love, faith, mutual admiration, and respect. Alfred’s entrepreneurial spirit and sense of adventure led him to work in Terrace, BC, Hudson Bay, SK, Abbotsford, BC and western and southern Turkey. He founded Westree Custom Cedar Products in 1982 in Abbotsford, BC and grew the business for over 3 decades with his son Marc. While most of his career was devoted to forestry, Alfred’s passion for flying small aircraft led him to own and manage Abbotsford Air Services at the Abbotsford Airport from 1973-1980 where he also served as a director of the Abbotsford Airshow.
Alfred was a wonderful father. He had a great curiosity about virtually everything and took a keen interest in all of his children’s pursuits. Hunting and fishing were two of his favourite pastimes.
In later years, Alfred and Marguerite divided their time between their homes in White Rock, Peachland and Indian Wells, CA. Alfred served his communities in many ways including as a Rotary and Board of Trade president, and a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Both he and Marguerite were ushers at Good Shepherd Parish in White Rock for 17 years.
He lived his life guided by a deep and abiding faith. He was a man of tremendous integrity, and many experienced his quiet generosity in times of need. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Good Shepherd Parish (2250 150th Street, Surrey) on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow. Burial will be at The Gardens of Gethsemani at 2:00 pm.
Condolences may be offered at www.kearneyfs.com.
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