Al (Archibald) D. Kemp
April 2, 1935 – August 2, 2018
With great sadness the family of Al Kemp announce his peaceful passing at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops after a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Pat Kemp in 2012. Survived by his 3 daughters, Terri, Tracey (Mark) and Shelley (Andy). Grandchildren Braedy (Noelle), Kara (Darnell), Tasia (Rob) and Nick – as well as 5 great grandchildren.
Al arrived in Logan Lake in 1972 after spending time in England, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. He worked at Lornex/Highland Valley Copper as a Machinist for 25 years and spent many of those years as the President of Steel Workers Union 7619.
Al was elected as a Councillor at the District of Logan Lake in 1985. His commitment to the community led to 9 years as a Councillor and 12 years as the Mayor of Logan Lake. In addition to serving on the Logan Lake Council, he was appointed the Director of the Okanagan Mainline Association for 9 years and Director of the Thompson Nicola Regional District for 12 years. In January of 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding achievements in public service.
Al and his family created many memories while camping, fishing and golfing on our numerous road trips to explore the province.
The family would like to send immense gratitude to just a few of the many people who supported Al in his final months; Dr. Saeed and team at the Logan Lake Health Centre, His personal angels – Theo & Ayla, Drake Smith at Drake Cremation and Funeral Services and the Staff and Volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Thank you also to the community of Logan Lake for the love and support during this difficult time.
A celebration of Al’s life will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. (eulogy and tributes to Al at 2:00 p.m.) at the Logan Lake Recreation Centre. In lieu of flowers, should you desire, donations can be made in Al’s memory at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences