Allan HEKE

Allan Richard Heke, of Abbotsford, BC, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Al was born to Richard and Olive Heke on May 4, 1949, in Vancouver, BC. One of four children, he grew up in the Fraser Valley and attended Abbotsford High. In 1965, he travelled to Ontario to play football, but suffered a career-ending injury and returned home to attend the University of BC. On August 13, 1971, Al married the love of his life, Norma Macleod. They eventually settled in Prince Rupert, BC, and began their own family, raising three children together. Al worked in sales for the majority of his career, alternating between real estate and automotive sales. He was very skilled at woodworking; he enjoyed socializing at the pub, good music, playing darts, and telling bad jokes. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a spirited debate. After his wife, Norma, passed away on August 8, 2008, he returned to Abbotsford, BC. Al is survived by his children Megan, Allison (Josh), and Rob (Heidi); his grandchildren Jacobus, Nathon, Poppy, Roma, and Logan; his mother, Olive; his siblings, Doug (Linda) and Barb (Jeff), and his sister-in-law, Heather (Jim). It was Al’s wish that no memorial or service be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Al was a friend to all who met him.

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