Spr George Allan "Al" Wakeford (Ret’d)

    • Sapper George Allan "Al" Wakeford (Ret’d)
    • RCE ERII
    • Spr George Allan "Al" Wakeford (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper George Allan "Al" Wakeford (Ret’d) at his home in Winnipeg MB on 22 February 2020 at the age of 77 years.

    Al was born in Regina SK and was raised in the village of Chaplin SK. He joined the Army in 1963 at age 20 with the Royal Canadian Engineers and completed his basic training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC. Posted to Camp Gagetown NB, he transferred to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and served as a mechanic until 1966.

    Al took his release from the Canadian Forces in 1966 and moved to Fredericton where he began work in the automotive industry. He soon moved to Winnipeg in 1967 where he worked for Auto Supply and Canadian Tire before beginning work with Prairie Remanufacturing in 1971 and remained with them until it closed in 2002. Al then transferred to Pacific Remanufacturing from which he retired in 2006.

    As per Al's wishes, a memorial service will not be held but a private interment will be taking place at a later date at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Flowers are respectfully declined but memorial donations to CancerCare Manitoba in Al's honour are welcome. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khMar2020}