Spr Alfred Lawrence Sterling (Ret’d)

    • Spr Alfred Lawrence Sterling (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Alfred Lawrence Sterling (Ret’d) on 17 February 2024  in Vernon BC, at age 84 years.

    Al was born in Saskatoon SK and lived with his Uncle Burt and Aunt Pat until he was 16 when he enlisted in 1956 in the Canadian Army under the Apprentice Program. Al joined the Sappers Apprentice 5th Intake at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC. Upon graduating, he was posted to 3 Field Squadron in Chilliwack, but he was soon posted to 4 Field Squadron in Germany for four years. Upon returning to Canada, Al left the Canadian Forces in 1963.

    Al lived in the Vernon area for 55 years. He was a volunteer Fireman as well as part of Kinsmen Club. Al enjoyed serving his community as an Alderman in the Coldstream and Regional District.

    Funeral arrangements are private. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.