PEARSE, Albert (“Al”, “Abby”) Frank

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Albert Pearse 80, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Having been born at home in Sault Ste. Marie, Al was a lifelong resident of the Sault. He had a 39 year career at Bell Canada, retiring as a Splicer and being awarded for 38 years of safe driving. Al loved his retirement years and enjoyed traveling across Canada and the US. He spent quiet moments enjoying feeding the birds and chipmunks in his yard.

Al will be dearly missed and was greatly loved by friends and family. He is predeceased by his dear wife Anne (nee Gillis), his parents Kathlyn Pearse (nee Jarvis) and Frank Henman Pearse, and his brother Edward Pearse. He is survived by his loving children Mary Lapointe (Pierre) of Cambridge, ON, Harry Pearse of Kamloops, BC, David Pearse (Michelle) of Richards Landing, ON, and Kathlyn Pearse (Matt) of Binbrook, ON. Grandfather of Matthew Lapointe, Aimee Caldwell, Samantha Pearse, Benjamin Pearse, Sagen Pearse, Kendriah Pearse, and Cody Neill. Great grandfather of Sophia and Emma Lapointe and Olivia Neill. Uncle of Robert Gillis, Heather-Anne Gillis and brother-in-law of Myrtle Gillis.

A visitation will be held at the Arthur Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 7-9pm.

Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com