MWO Alvin K. Amrud, CD (Ret’d)

    • MWO Alvin K. Amrud, CD (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Alvin K. Amrud, CD (Ret’d) of Saskatoon at the age of 88 on 15 March 2016 after a lengthy illness.

    Alvin was born in the Strongfield, SK area and grew up on the family farm until 18 years of age when he chose to pursue a career in the Canadian Army. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and his first posting after completing his basic training at Camp Chilliwack, BC was to Whitehorse, YT on the Northwest Highway System. From there he saw a variety of postings on military bases throughout Western Canada and Ontario. His career included a peacekeeping tour of duty with the United Nation Emergency Force in the Gaza Strip and two tours of duty in Canadian Forces Station Alert, NWT. He served for a total of 32 years and retired as a Master Warrant Officer.

    Upon retirement from the army, Alvin took the job as caretaker to Camp Easter Seal at Manitou Beach near Watrous, SK for thirteen years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 35 years. Alvin was also a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping. He was often a requested speaker for Remembrance Day at various Saskatoon schools. Alvin was a Mason for 55 years and achieved Right Worshipful Brother of the Dundurn/Hanley Lodge (#117).

    The funeral service will be held at Skudesnes Lutheran Church, Loreburn, on 31 March 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the family plot, Skudesnes Cemetery, Loreburn, SK.{khMay2016}