Al was born on April 11, 1928 in Falkland, B.C. to Dennie and Louise Pement. After the death of his father Al’s family moved to Armstrong, B.C. were he took his formal education and grew to be a fine young man. Al was proud of his service in the Armstrong Rocky Mountain Rangers during the later years of WWII.
At 18 years Al joined a suppression crew in the Armstrong area which led to his 38 year career in the British Columbia Forest Service. After attending Ranger School Al held the position of Forest Ranger throughout northern B.C. starting with his first posting in Atlin then to the Queen Charlottes, Southbank and Smithers. He returned to the Lakes District office as District Manager until his retirement.
Al loved life and enjoyed many pursuits including his love of flying throughout northern B.C. and acquisition of his favourite aircraft the Super Cub. He was a skilled woodworker, avid hunter, gunsmith and watch collector. His love of gardening led to an over abundance of produce which he shared with family and friends. He enjoyed his many years of working in the forests and loved to cut wood for heating the house. He was renowned for his winter supply of wood.
Al was married in 1964 to Jackie and raised a fine family. He both loved and was proud of his children and grandchildren. Al was a loving husband, a fine father and a good friend.
He is survived by his wife Jackie, sons Dennie (Sherry), Ross (Melanie), and daughters Susan (Roland) and Ellyn (Dusty). His grandchildren Josh and Tanner Mielken, Makayla, Kennedy and Tehya Pement, Trinity, Noah and Grayson Pement. He also is survived by his sister Gladys (George) Curran and many nieces and nephews.
A million times we’ll miss you
a million times we cry.
If loving could have saved you
you never would have died
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you too
In our hearts there is an empty place no one could fill but you
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you never went alone
for part of us went with you
when God took you home.
His garden must be pretty,
he only wants the best
He put his loving arms around you and said
“Al, come home to rest.”
Donations to World Vision in memory of Al can be made at the Royal Bank Burns Lake Branch.