OBITUARY: Al Rhindress Exploring and fish stories enjoyed
Charles Alvin Rhindress (Al) passed away peacefully at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the age of 83.
Al was born in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia on March 1, 1923.
At age 17 he lost his right arm in a train accident and had to learn to use his left arm to do everything.
This was only a temporary setback for Al as he learned to hunt, fish, operate a chain saw and countless other things with one arm.
He married Eleanor in 1955 and moved out to the Cariboo in 1957 to find work.
Once out here, Eleanor and Al lived in Horsefly, Likely, Lac la Hache, McAllister and 100 Mile House before finally settling down in Williams Lake in 1971.
He worked as a log scaler for various companies around the Cariboo, finally retiring in 1990 after a stint up north working in the Stewart area.
Al enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on his placer claim in Likely for many years.
He was often seen on the lakes and rivers of the area, looking for the “big one.”
He enjoyed telling fishing stories and exploring new country.
He was predeceased by his mother, Susan, father Charles, two brothers, John and Arthur, and two sisters, Marguerite and Marjorie.
Al is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor, son, Ken, and countless relatives.
Al is sorely missed by his friends and family.
No service will be held by request.