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May 8, 1939 ~ April 9, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Born on May 8, 1939
Passed away on April 9, 2023
In Creston, B.C.
At 83 Years of Age
Resident of Creston, B.C.
Private Family Service
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Cops for Kids
PO Box 20161, RPO Towne Centre, Kelowna, B.C.
Adolphe (AL) Joseph Marie Intering was a caring and devoted husband, father, and brother. He was also “OPA” to his grandchildren and most recently became a great-grandfather and was affectionally dubbed as “OPA-THE-GREAT”.
He left this earthly world peacefully in his sleep on Easter Sunday April 9, 2023 at the age of 83 and was surrounded by his loving family in his final days.
Al was born in Staffelfelden, France on May 8, 1939 to Adolphe and Jeane Intering. In 1958 he immigrated to Kitchener Ontario where he met and married his wife Wanda on September 5, 1966. Soon thereafter they started their family and relocated to Creston, B.C. where they raised their daughters.
Al had a great work ethic in his life and his European artistic abilities were evident in any task he set his mind to. He loved gardening, wood-working, painting, baking cheesecake and was considered by most a “jack of all trades”.
Al found great joy in music and playing in the church orchestra. He could play almost any instrument he picked up, but his favorite were the saxophone and the clarinet. He enjoyed singing with his wife Wanda and even in his final days sang with his daughters and played his harmonica.
Al greatest passion was his cycling where he could be in nature and enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of the open road. He was in exceptional shape and made many trips up to the Creston -Salmo Pass and down the Kootenay Lake road. He always had to prove a point to the younger generation that he was faster and could often be found in the lead. He loved speed; especially coming down the mountain which was an exhilarating experience for him. He especially enjoyed cycling with his grandson Brendan who also shares the same passion and drive for cycling.
Al loved people and always made time for a quick chit-chat with anyone he came across. He had a great sense of humor that was evident throughout his life. He was thoughtful, kind, generous, caring, and always willing to lend a helping hand. For those in his life that were gracious to him, he always let them know how much he appreciated them.
Al had a strong faith and love for God and was always willing to share that with others. His parting message to all that surrounded him was to always be loving and kind to one another.
Al is predeceased by his parents Adolphe and Jeane Intering, his sister Marinette Gaitta(nee Intering), and his wife Wanda Intering.
He is survived by his siblings Pierre, Gaston, Adrien, and Michele. He is also survived by his daughters Denise Steffan, and Heidi(Keith)Hache, Grandchildren Brendan Airey(Ellen) and Arielle(Brandon)Ledgerwood, and Great-granddaughter Alina Ledgerwood.
A very special thanks to Dr. Turanich, Dr. Hart and all of the Palliative Nurses & Staff at the Creston Valley Hospital for taking such great care of our Dad.
Also a special thanks to Bob and Jenna for being such amazing people.