ALFRED (ALF) PAULDEN KNOWLES

ALFRED (ALF) PAULDEN KNOWLES

Alf passed away on November 14, 2011, at Vancouver General Hospital. He was predeceased by his sister Alice (Blaine). He is survived by his sister Jean (Fred); nephews, Norm (Pat) and Tom (Catherine); nieces, Gwen (Chris), Leanne (Dean) and Vicki (Mark); and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Alf was born at Unity, Saskatchewan, on November 19, 1918. The family moved to Grand Forks, B.C., when Alf was a small boy. Alf grew up at Grand Forks but moved to Vancouver to become a film projectionist. He worked in theatres around B.C. until buying and running the Ridge Theater in Vancouver with a friend. He retired in 1978. Alf was a bridge player, traveller, and loved going to the symphony. He was a stock market enthusiast, and with his success became a generous philanthropist.

Donations may be made to Alf’s favourite charity: Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., www.alzheimerbc.org. A celebration of Alf’s life will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 2 p.m., at First Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C.


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