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Alasdair Cowan Lumsden

September 10, 1965 - January 13, 2015


Al passed away peacefully at home on Monday January 12, 2015, in his 50th year. Son of the late David and Aileen Lumsden, brother of Kyle (Melanie) Lumsden, loving friend to Sierra MacDougall – being a part of her life was one of his life’s greatest privileges.

Al was born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond, BC. He moved to Powell River in the summer of 1995. He started his life here as an LPN at ECU and later moved to the Medical Surgical Unit. He was a compassionate and dedicated nurse, serving Powell River General Hospital for 20 years. He proudly followed in his mother’s nursing footsteps. Al also served as a BC Nurses' Union steward and treasurer for two terms. His co-workers describe him as soft-spoken, kind, diligent, and passionate. He was a great comfort to many patients and their families.

Al adopted a love for cruising from his father. He was fortunate enough to see the world and make many lasting friendships along the way. Al’s ashes will be scattered at sea… via cruise ship!

He will be fondly remembered for his sarcastic quick wit, great smile, and hot sauce collection. He was also very tech savvy and sincerely cared for his online friends. Dinner parties and walks on the trail will not be the same without him. He had a way of making everyone he met feel special and important. He will be missed by many people from around the world.

A memorial service was held Saturday, January 24. Special thanks to Kath-Ann Terrett and Liana Cole for Al’s friendship, care and memorial arrangements. Thank you to Powell River General Hospital for providing the venue, muffins, and refreshments for the memorial.

{C}Lastly, thank you to everyone who came to honour Alisdair with food and memories.

Memorial contributions to the Powell River Hospital Foundation and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services are welcome.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Melanie Schleith
Relation: Cousin

You left us too soon Alasdair. I will always remember your impish, smiling face knocking at my elementary school window while waiting to play. We had great times as kids. Wish we could have been there for you more! Our entire families condolences to Kyle and family.

From: Karen Deon
Relation: friend

Al you were my friend for over a year .. a great friend to many members of the Cruise Fun Addicts and many cruise chat groups.. you are truly missed by so many of your Fb family.. Our sincerest thoughts and prayer for your co-workers, family and many friends.. Smooth sails and Calm seas where ever they may take you. Sail on hun..

From: Neta Platt
Relation: Facebook cruiser friend

We just want his family and friends to know that we thought he was a great person which we met only thru facebook. He was always very kind and considerate and we were so looking forward to meeting him on the TA Escape in Oct. May you RIP Al.

From: Maria Delaney
Relation: FB Friend

To Al who I had only known through FB. Your impish and teasing personality made me feel welcomed. You passed too soon for I and several of your FB friends would have loved to have met you. we will meet one day. You have been volunteered to watch over us and your family as our guardian angel!

From: Monica Reilly
Relation: Through facebook

Al you were taken way to soon, our thoughts and prayers are with your family friends and co workers, the Escapees as you named our group are going to miss you so much on the Escape Transatlantic cruise but you will be with us in spirit, you are missed by so many people who hadn’t even met you. Rest in Peace my friend I miss the jokes we shared but may your spirit cruise along with all your cruise friends. Earth’s loss is Heaven gain….

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 24, 2015
Beginning at 3:00pm

Powell River Hospital Cafeteria
5000 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

5000 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

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