REINBOLT, Alvin Anthony
July 31, 1936 - November 6, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Alvin (Al) Reinbolt on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving sons Rick (Connie) Reinbolt of Kelowna and Rory (Linda) Reinbolt of Terrace; his cherished grandchildren Jeremy (Gabriela), Joshua, Emily (Mike), Francesca, Ben (Sarah), Mitchell (Morgan), and Sam; and his much-cherished great-grandchildren Scotia, Casey, Stanley and Gracelyn. Sadly, predeceased by his loving and much-adored wife of 52 years, Ollie; his parents Anthony and Johanna; brothers George, Joe, Jack, Ray, Leo, and Ed; and sisters, Helen, Agnes, Sally, and Joey.
Al was born and raised near Denzil, Saskatchewan. He met the love of his life, Ollie in Edmonton and they were married in 1959. They moved to Fort St. John, BC, in 1962 with their son Rick, soon followed by the birth of their second son, Rory. Al worked hard to provide for his family in the oilfields of northeastern BC as a truck driver for Kaps Transport. Ollie supported Al in his work and was busy providing a loving and caring home for their family. With the long hours that Al was required to work, he was still able to find the time to cheer and support his boys in their many sporting and life activities. In the mid 1970s with the support of Ollie, he and 3 other partners started up LAND Transport, a very successful trucking company in Fort St. John. Al managed that company until its sale to Mullen Trucking in 1989.
In 1991 Al and Ollie retired to their dream home in Kelowna BC, where many new memories with family and friends were experienced. Family was always very important to Al and he was much loved and respected by his. He was so proud of his two boys and their families. He had a special spot in his heart for his grandchildren as they did for him. And another special spot for his sweet great-grandchildren for which they gave him much joy.
Al passed away peacefully in the love and care of his precious family. The family will always be grateful for all the medical care he received over the years, the doctors and nurses at the 3rd floor east at the Kelowna General Hospital, and last but not least the wonderful and caring staff at the Kelowna Hospice House for his final days with us. Also, the family would like to thank all of his many friends and family for their support to us during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Charles Garnier Parish, (https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML8GNTM9A3G4P/checkout/JVFKRUPSKTZ2TNDGPXEGIRUF?src=webqr) (mail to 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7), or the Central Okanagan Hospice House, www.hospicehousekelowna.com.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 10:30 AM, at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. A luncheon reception by the Catholic Women's League will follow the mass.
Condolences, photos, or memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
- Nov 23, 2023
So sorry I could not attend Al’s funeral due to sickness in my Family! Condolences to Rick, Rory and Families! I worked with Al when he as an Owner Operator at Kaps Transport and later at Land Transport, all the while I was treated like Family! I learned a lot from Al! Real good guy to work for! May he Rest in Peace… - Glen Rost…
- Nov 21, 2023
Teresa (Young) and I were saddened to hear the passing of your Father, Rick and Rory. Al was a Gentleman and a positive influence on everyone he encountered, Al will be greatly missed, our condolences.
Tod and Teresa Alstad. - Tod Alstad
- Nov 15, 2023
Rick, Rory their beautiful families and cousin Perry and family.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, father in law, grandpa, great grandpa and uncle.
We have such amazing memories with uncle Al from many summers at Crystal Waters and owls nest. Fortunately we had the privilege of spending part of a day at the lake with him and the family this past summer.
After recently losing our dad we know it’s not easy. Our love and thoughts are with you. Treasure your memories.
I’m sure auntie Ollie is yelling some welcoming words
Love the Peters family Vernon, BC. - The Peters Family
- Nov 13, 2023
Rick and Rory and families so sorry to hear of my cousin Al passing may you hold all the memories close to your hearts Mike and Bernice Boutin - BB
- Nov 13, 2023
Hello Rick and Rory. On behalf of the Kapchinsky family we would like to offer our deepest condolences to you and your families. As much as you prepare for this day, it is still a shock. A void has been created that will take time to heal. And heal it will. Al came from that generation where hard work and common sense could make you successful. And Al became very successful, not only in business and commerce but as a family man. He was very proud of you both. He would share those thoughts with me often. Rory - The Kapchinsky's
- Nov 13, 2023
Our condolences to Rick, Rory and families.
Your Dad was a wonderful man, friend, husband and father.
The world could do with one Hell of a lot more people like Al.
Moe, Sointu & Pomo - Moe Martin
- Nov 12, 2023
Condolences to Al’s sons and all the family. I remember with fondness the great times and fun Pete and I had with Al and Ollie, both in Fort St John and then in retirement in Kelowna. Rest in peace Al and may the many memories provide comfort to you all.
Marcie Hlushko - Marcie Hlushko
- Nov 12, 2023
Al was an excellent neighbour who lived back to back with us in the Mission area and he will be sorely missed by our family. God bless you Al and may you rest in peace - Jon Roung
- Nov 12, 2023
So sorry for your loss. He was always one of our favorite Uncles and we really enjoyed his stories and the time that we spent with him. He will be deeply missed.
- Eric Weber
- Nov 11, 2023
Deepest condolences to Al’s family and friends. He was a true pioneer in the north Peace community from driving at Kaps Transport to starting Land transport with Larry Al Norm Doug. A very large presence that interacted with the community and helped start so many others in their journey to becoming owner operators and entrepreneurs. Al leaves a legacy of stories and a history that will always remain a significant part in the history of Fort St John. May Al rest in peace. - Patrick Labrecque