Sommerfeld, Albert Arthur

Sept. 8, 1925 ~ Jan. 12, 2017

Late Thursday evening we said goodbye to Albert Sommerfeld, our beloved Opa Big Al. He was predeceased by his first wife, Margarete. He leaves behind his wife, Lieselotte; his children Karl (Alice), Hanne (Willy), Harry, and Erich; and his grandchildren Erica, Kevin, Aaron, Britta, and Barbara (Sean). Albert personified the word “friendship.” He was the best neighbour one could ask for. He loved talking to people, be it over the garden fence, while beating you in a game of crib, or in a grocery store checkout line. Any friend of ours became a friend of his. He loved family gatherings and being with people. He was an opa extraordinaire. His compassion and big heart knew no bounds. We learned so much from his example. We would like to extend a special thank you to the community home nurses: you are truly angels. Thank you also to Albert’s long time doctor, now retired, Geof Spry, and good friends Bob Swain and Tom Hilborn.

Please join us Saturday, January 21st, 10:00am, at First Memorial Funeral Home (1720 Bowen Road) to celebrate his life. Please do not wear black. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nanaimo SPCA. We miss you and wish you peace, Opa.

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