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Alfred Quinn

QUINN, Alfred - With his loving family by his side, Alfred (Alfie) Quinn, peacefully passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on July 18, 2016 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Betty, children Curtis Quinn (Rhonda) of Coquitlam BC, Debbie Quinn, Ellen (Herman) Phinney, Fay (Gord) Rule, Graham (Robin) Quinn of Winnipeg MB, and Harold (Joann) Quinn of Tampa Fl. Grandchildren Victoria, Steven, Richard, Randi, Myles, Jordan, Chelsea, Tanner, Jason and Ean. Brother Trevor (Norma), Sister-in-law Blanche, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Alf and Betty celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last Dec 2015. He was born and grew up in Indian Head, Sask. In Grade 8 he started his first job there at the hardware store. After graduating from Grade 12; he took a job as a teacher at a country school. He moved to Lac du Bonnet, MB just before his 21st birthday in 1950 as the movie projectionist of Walberg theatre. That job he did at night while during the day he was a bookkeeper at Beaver Lumber. Alf met Betty in Lac du Bonnet where they got married in 1952 and then moved to Keewatin, ON in 1954. Alf continued his career as a projectionist at the Wright Theatre. Over his time in the Keewatin area he was also a projectionist at the Famous Players movie theatre in Kenora and started his electrical career at the Keewatin Hardware store. He was later hired on as a Ontario Hydro inspector in 1972. After working for 21 years he retired from this career in 1993. Alf also spent time as a member with the Kinsmen club and a member of St. Andrew's United Church where he played the organ, sang in the choir and served on the board. He volunteered at Pinecrest in the Tuck shop, delivered Meals & Wheels and was a member of the Keewatin Legion. Alf travelled a lot when he worked and after in retirement with his wife Betty. They travelled to England, Hawaii, Alaska and many other places visiting family and friends. Alf's Legacy is his family, caring for them, and for others. We would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest Home for taking care of Alf since Nov 2015. We also would like to thank the Lake of the Woods District Hospital & the Thunder Bay General Hospital for caring for Alf, our Dad; when he struggled with health issues. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Andrews's United Church PO Box 608, Keewatin, ON P0X1C0; Lake of the Woods District Hospital; or Pinecrest. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 11am at St. Andrew's United Church in Keewatin. ALCOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.13080675
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Condolence for Alf Quinn
Posted by Gail Wills (Not Related) On Monday, August 8, 2016
Please accept my condolences for Alf. He was a great man. I worked with him in Cambrian Presbytery. He was sorely missed at Presbytery. It was a great pleasure to have known and worked with him. Sincerely Gail Wills
Very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Joyce McCrae (nee Packer) (Not related) On Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Betty and family - please accept my sincere condolences at Alf's passing. Reading his story, it certainly appears that he lead a very good and worthwhile life. I knew him in Lac du Bonnet over 60 years ago, when he was the Projectionist at the Walbec Theatre. Surely he is now resting peacefully and will suffer no more. I hope that you will treasure all the good years. I am Doreen's sister.
Our thoughts Are with you
Posted by Ken and Charlene Schabler (friends) On Monday, July 25, 2016
Betty and Family ;so sorry to read that Alf has gone home but he has left a legacy behind .Can still remember when Keewatin was blessed to have you both come and live work and raise your family.He was truly a friend companion and great father and may all the memories shared bring you comfort laughs smiles and tears and know that many are thinking about you all in your loss.

Rest In Peace Alf

Ken and Charlene

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