TODISCHUK - Mr. Al Todosichuk of the Kamsack district, beloved husband of Carol, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2017. He was 77 years of age. Alfred "Al" Albert Todosichuk was born June 27, 1940 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan. He was raised on the farm Southwest of Kamsack. As a young man Al served in the air force where he was trained in ground radar. Following his time in the air force he worked in Thompson, MB and Esterhazy, SK. He met Carol Watson in Yorkton, SK on a blind date in 1965 and they were happily married in 1966. In 1967 they welcomed their first son, Warren, in Langenburg, SK and they completed their family with a second son, Jason, while living in Squamish, BC in 1970. From Squamish, Al's career path took the family to Fort Saskatchewan, AB where he became an instrumentation supervisor at Dow Chemical. In 1977 the family returned to Kamsack to settle down at the farm Al grew up on. While still busy farming in 1978 he became a Chrysler dealer. Al's success was based on his unique ability to do business, but also to build connections with every person in the community, bringing smiles to all who came near him. In 1997, Warren joined the business and Al continued to be involved in the dealership until fully retiring in 2007. In his retirement Al and Carol became regular travellers to Yuma, AZ and wintered there every year. Many new and dear friendships were formed in their home away from home. Al's community involvement included being a Mason and a Shriner for many years. The joys in Al's life include being around his children and his granddaughters. He loved being busy and remained very active with many projects and hobbies - especially around his beloved farm and the cabin at Madge Lake. He was very proud of the cabin he built, nicknamed the "Lego palace" and immensely enjoyed hosting family and friends in the beautiful surroundings. Al will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and his love of "kibitzing and teasing" to those closest to him. His wit always lit up the conversation and he could warm any conversation with the twinkle in his eye and his warm smile. He was recognized and welcomed every place he went. Al was always generous with his time, his skills, his tools and his expertise with those close to him - he loved to help others with their projects. We remember that as sharp as he was in business, he was equally kind and loving in his personal relationships. Al will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Carol - who he always called the love of his life and the 'girl of his dreams', his children, Warren (Sherry) and Jason (Patti) and his granddaughters Kennedy and Tori. He also leaves behind his mother Elsie, sisters Viona and Mavis (Ken), brother Garry (Linda), brother-in-law Jack, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends. Al is predeceased by his father Fred and sister Marie. Al will be forever remembered: friend, grandfather, father and loving husband. "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." - A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh). A private family service was held at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Memorials honouring Al's life may be to the Heart & Stroke foundation as gifts of remembrance. Condolences and memories of Al can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com.
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