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Tink, Albert Farley
December 31, 1935 - January 27, 2019
Service:Sunday, February 17, 2019
2:00 pm
We invite you to join us and celebrate Al on Sunday, February 17 at 2 pm at the Eckville Community Canter.
Notice:  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Albert’s name to STARS or a charity of your choice.


Albert F Tink

Al, loyal husband, brother, father and friend passed away Jan 27, 2019 while napping on his favorite couch, covered with a quilt made for him by his wife Dianne.

Al was born Dec 31, 1935 in Leslieville AB. Al started his colorful career driving trucks in central Alberta and soon started working with Mobil Oil. His job in the oil patch sent him to the Yukon where he met the love of his life Dianne. After their marriage, Al’s career sent him across the country from Drayton Valley, east to Dartmouth to work on Sable Island and back to Alberta in Whitecourt and Drayton Valley. Forty years ago, Al and Dianne bought a farm only a few miles from where he was born. The farm was Al’s dream and passion. His land and all of its animals were nurtured with patience and kindness: from the tiny hummingbirds he’d feed and watch from the sun room to the many horses he expertly trained and loved. Al’s gregarious nature and impressive memory lead him to be a lively part of many communities. He was blessed with many friends and a loving family, and he will be missed.

Al was predeceased by his wife Dianne and his brother Wade. He is survived by his brothers Verral (Lorna) and Bob; Sister Maureen (Wayne);sister Lorraine; his children: Brad (Beth) and Lisa (Chad) and grandchildren: Katie, Tyler, Mikaela, Erin, Braden and Emma.

We invite you to join us and celebrate Al on Sunday, February 17 at 2 pm at the Eckville Community Canter. Cremation has been entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Albert’s name to STARS or a charity of your choice.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626


Stew Stephanson ( Rocky ) :
My condolence to Al's family and friends.
I only got to know Al in about the last decade or so, and believe it was at a event where he was up on his seat with the sharp looking blacks hooked when I first spoke with him. When I was about 12, I was driving a team hooked to a dump hay rake on our family farm, and those memories still are strong, I recall a pleasant chat that day.
Some time later, found Al and I both sitting on the West Central Stakeholders committee, and over numerous monthly meetings a friendship began. ( he was easy to get to know ) After leaving that group, my visits with Al were by chance, but always pleasant.
Like wise, only a couple weeks before his passing, I also had a lengthy visit with Al in the foyer at the local CO-OP. He brought me up to date on his challenges , but he was still the same old AL!
Good memories, of a great fellow.
Joanne Thompson (Cooke):
I had the privilege of working with Al in Drayton Valley for over 10 years and considered him a dear friend. Visited Al and Diane at their lovely farm only once, but we were made most welcome and Al even gave us a carriage ride. Have lost one of the best!!!
Sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Al was a very good customer of mine and I enjoyed serving him.
He will be deeply missed.
Rest in Peace Sir.
Gordon Tink Orange NSW Australia:
Back in 2001 my eldest son was working at Rocky Mountain House and during a conversation with his employer I was asked if I had any relations in Canada to which I replied "don't know" However one day I found a family tree for my great grandfather and discovered when he came to Australia one of his brothers migrated to Canada. My great grandfather and Al's great father were brothers. Some 14 years ago we travelled back to Canada to celebrated my son's wedding to a Canadian lass and so I set about trying to make contact with Al. We spent some days with Al and Diane and it was the most memorable time I have ever spent with a long lost relative. Over the years we spoke many times talking over the telephone and early in 2019 my son and his family spent a day visiting Al in Rocky Mountain House. Over the years they always looked forward to a visit with their Canadian relatives. So this trip is one they will always cherish. I spoke to Al early in 2019 for about half an hour and I am so glad I did.
Farewell Al we will always remember you and Diane with great affection
Tom and Rena Stewart :
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss of Al he had great stories to share and always had time for a coffee. And often offered great advice.
Just had a visit with him a couple of weeks ago.
Wes and Cindy Letkeman:
Verral, Lorna and Family

So sorry to hear of Al's passing. We always thought he had the best team of horses around. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Becky Hoppe:
I am very sorry to hear that we lost Mr. Tink. It feels selfish to say that, since he belongs with Dianne. Thank you, Mr Tink for sharing your love with horses with me, and then again with my children twenty years later. I will forever be thankful for you taking your time to pick us up in your wagon, and being patient as we asked you a million questions. Thank you for being the Grandpa that all of us Condor kids needed.
Judy and Ernie Rodermond:
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Al. We will miss our visits and telephone conversations with him. Dianne and Al were a amazing couple and very good for our community. Our thoughts are with you.

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