Starratt, Dr. Alvin 'Al'

Starratt, Dr. Alvin 'Al'

January 4th, 2020

Peacefully with family by his side, at University Hospital, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Sue for 52 years. Loving father of John Starratt (Jennifer), of Bracebridge and Neil Starratt (Charlene), of London. Adored grandfather of Emma, Madeline, Ian and Colin Starratt.  Dear brother of Karl Starratt and predeceased by his sister Margaret Starratt Turner. Al will be missed by those whose lives he touched. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Al are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Bev GreenlawSo very sorry and saddened to hear of Alvin's passing. I have fond memories of weekends spent visiting you both many years past. Though we have lost touch, I wanted to reach out to you and offer my deepest condolences at this time. A friend lost her husband recently and I was struck by something that she posted "We begin to remember not just that you died but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget" So true. My thoughts are with you.
Harvey and Peggy StewartDear Sue, John, Neil and families - Thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace at this challenging time. Al will be remembered for his gentle kindness and his affection for family and friends. Love, Harvey and Peggy
Bruce BowmanSo sorry to hear of Al's passing. It was a pleasure to have worked with Al for many years at AAFC. Al was always a gentleman, and was very respective of others. We will all miss him very much. My sincere condolences to his family.
Helen MarksDear Sue and family. I was saddened to learn of Al’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and my thoughts are with you
Betty SinghI'm sad to hear of Al's passing. He was a kind and considerate person that I always looked forward to seeing and talking to. I worked in his lab at AAFC for several years and respected his honesty and integrity. I wish you comfort at this difficult time and hope wonderful memories will help sustain you through the coming years.
Peggy SteersDear Sue. So sorry to hear of Al''s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.You and Al have been members of our community for many years. Al was loved and respected by all of us. He will be missed by his neighbours and friends. Peggy Steers
Dorothy Walsh Dartmouth, NSDear Sue, John, Neil and family, I was very saddened to hear from Leah that Alvin had passed away. I have very fond memories of you all from years past. I am sending my deepest condolences to you all. You are in my thoughts at this very sad time.
Bob HendryIt certainly was a surprise to learn of Al's passing. He was certainly a special person who treated all with respect and dignity and will be remembered as a real gentleman who also had a great sense of humour. He will be missed and remembered by all those whom he met. Condolences to Sue and his family.
Karyn & Brady LacroixJohn & Neil, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. We are thinking of you, your Mom and your families and send our condolences to you all.
George LazarovitsDear Starratt Family It is so appropriate that you posted the photo of Al as I saw him almost daily during my 30+ years tenure at Ag Canada. He was invariably a man who was happy with his life. This was accompanied by a great sense of humor that brought about much laughter during our conversations. He rarely complained about anything except perhaps getting beat in poker by just a slightly better hand. I had the special opportunity to work with Al and publish several manuscripts with him, which will forever bind us. We Jews have a saying for people such as Al - we call them "mench", a person with integrity, honor and sense of purpose based on respect for others and themselves. He was a great teacher, collaborator and friend. I will miss running into him at our Christmas reunions but I will treasure my memories of knowing him. My very deep condolences to the family. George
Bruce & Mary Lois CooperDear Sue and family, we are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. We have many fond memories of you two at the London Curling Club. Our sincere condolences at this time of great loss.
Marilyn HartMy sincere sympathy is with you, Sue and your family on the loss of Al. He was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kerry Fliss & Patrick Scotto di LuzioDear Sue, John, Neil and families, our thoughts and sympathies are with you today and in the days ahead. We have such fond memories of catching up with Al on the deck during the summers and over appetizers during the holidays. Al was a wonderful neighbour in every sense - always willing to provide sage advice and lend a helping hand. We appreciate all that he did. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Tom & Monica BevilDear Sue & family; We are so very sorry to hear today of Al's passing - we will certainly miss his company at the church garden & chatting with him about how we would fix the world !! He was always such a gentleman with lots of stories to share.
Sharon GreenlawDear Sue and Family, Our prayers are with you at this time. With our deepest sympathy Sharon Greenlaw and Family
Mary WolterbeekDear Sue, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Bruce BroadbentDear Sue and family, I was saddened to hear of Al's passing. Working with him at the Research Centre in London was a privilege and I particularly enjoyed our lunch time walks together for exercise and conversation. He loved to tell a good story and had a great sense of humour. My sincere condolences.
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