William Allen Purslow

William Allen Purslow – 75 of Duncan BC passed away peacefully on February 19, 2014 in Victoria, BC after a lengthy illness.

Al was born in Winnipeg to Bill and

Eleanor on February 1, 1939. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for a period and worked in banking and accounting before moving his family to Port Hardy, BC in 1975. There he worked with Canada Manpower and was involved in curling, Sea Cadets and amateur theatre. In 1986 he transferred to Duncan where he retired in 1998. He was a member of branch 53 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the South Island Musical Society (formerly the CMS) and a member of the Medford Singers.

Survived by his 3 children; Bob (Margaret), David (Jennifer) and Eleanor & his 3

grandchildren; Kirstin, Mackenzie and Nathan. He is also survived by his partner Darleen and her children Cam, Andrea and Alex.

Memorial Service to be held March 9th at 2pm at the Cowichan Valley Inn in Duncan, BC

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association


or 1400 – 522 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Priory extended care facility in Victoria, BC for their support and

compassionate care.

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