Alvin Clifford Howard Pickard

February 8, 1920 ~ March 29, 2013 (age 93)


In Loving Memory CLIFFORD HOWARD ALVIN PICKARD February 8, 1920 - March 29, 2013 Alvin Pickard, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, died at Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya, on Friday, March 29,
2013 at the age of 93 years. He was born at Ice Lake, son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Brandow) Pickard. He had worked as an auto mechanic for 60 years. Alvin had a variety of hobbies and interests which included craft skills, musical skills, artistic talents and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, trapping, playing cards and was very involved in his community. Alvin will be especially remembered for his sense of humour. He will be sadly missed but many memories will be cherished by all who knew him.
Alvin was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen (Strain) Pickard. He is survived by special long-time friend of Elenore Kane of Gore Bay. Loving and loved father of Donna Kay and husband Doug McDonald of Silver Water, Bonnie, husband Danny Henry of Silver Water, Marie, husband John Leeney of Espanola, Charles, wife Lynn Marshall of Red Deer, Alberta and Faith of Toronto. Proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 10 extended great grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Jamie Henry. Alvin was predeceased by siblings and their spouses Laura (Nelson Rowe), Robert (Agnes Alexander), Earl, John (Gladys McArthur), Norman (Ida Noland), Elizabeth (John Robertson), George and Cecil (Joyce Dalgleish. Survived by Georges wife Margaret (McArthur) Pickard of Manitoulin Lodge. Also survived by many generations of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Culgin Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday. The funeral service to celebrate Alvin`s life will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Monday April 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Erwin Thompson officiating. Spring
interment in Silver Lake Cemetery on May 11,2013 at 2:00 pm. If so desired, donations to the Lung Association, the Heart & stroke Foundation or the West Manitoulin Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at Culgin Funeral Home - Gore Bay 705-282-2270

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