Albert Victor Hadley March 11, 1944 - September 25, 2019
It is with sadness that the family of Albert (Bert) Victor Hadley announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the age of 75 after a brief battle with Cancer.
He was predeceased by his parents Douglas and Olga Hadley. He is survived by his loving wife Linda and by his children Blaine, Heather and Kimberley; his grandchildren Hayley and James; by his brothers Richard (Marlene), Reginald (Lil), Harold (Jill), Tom and his sisters Jean, Joyce (Wayne), and Edna (Edward) & several nieces and nephews.
Albert and Linda were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 22, 2019. Albert was born in Barrhead, AB and grew up on a farm near Westlock, AB. His career took him from MacGregors, to AGT, to Telus and then retirement in 1999. Albert and his family lived in Vegreville, AB and St.Albert, AB until he and Linda moved to Nanaimo, BC in 2008. Summers were spent at the family log cabin at Wizard Lake near Calmar, AB where many memories were made with friends and family from 1975-2007.
While Albert was busy ‘keeping the old man out’ the sick man snuck in on him. Unfortunately by the time the Cancer was found, he was already too sick. During his final days, he was surrounded by family and the incredible circle of friends they had in Nanaimo.
Bert will be remembered for his deep intellectual conversations and solving world problems, which usually involved politics or conservation. He was an active member of Ducks Unlimited Canada, chairing the Nanaimo branch. Earlier this year he received a Volunteer Award for his 34 years with Ducks Unlimited.
Bert and Linda travelled extensively to Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Disneyland, Disneyworld, and sailing to Desolation Sound last year. Visiting friends and family on their many trips to and from Alberta was something they tried to do as often as possible. His family and grandkids were fortunate to create some special memories with him again this summer, which they will carry with them always.
Bert was taken from us far too soon. All we can think it that someone higher up has a bigger purpose for him and needs his wisdom and intellect to solve some big problems.
Special thanks to all the staff in the Palliative Unit at NRGH. Donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Unit at NRGH.
There will be a memorial service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nanaimo on Wednesday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.
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