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Kazlauskas Algimontas

KAZLAUSKAS, Algimontas Jonas

August 24, 1953 — December 9, 2017

Algimontas Jonas Kazlauskas, “Joey” to family, “Al” to friends passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2017 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his father Peter of Montreal, Quebec; twin sister Marija (Randy) of Woodlawn, Ontario; sister Nijole “Nita” (Dennis) of Perth, Ontario; niece and nephews: Marty (Katarina), Melanie (Stefan), Alex (Caroline); great nieces and nephew: Alyssa, Anna, Diego, Brooke; as well as extended family in Lithuania, the United States and close friends across Canada. He was predeceased by his mother Genovaite.

Al was born in Montreal, educated at Loyola High School, attended McGill and Carlton University. He approached all interests with passion: mathematics, parachuting, skiing, touring and racing motorcycles, camping and canoeing, shooting sports, photography, stamp collecting, late life interest in cooking, ending with model railroading.

Al had a long career in Air Traffic Control which began in 1974. He worked in Baie Comeau, Val D’or, Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall, ending his career in Toronto in 2013. In 2015 he relocated to Kelowna, BC to join friends and enjoy the Okanagan Valley.

Al touched many lives and created many memories.

A heartfelt thank you to the doctors and medical staff at Vernon Jubilee and Kelowna General Hospital.

A Service and Interment will take place in Spring at the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society www.okanaganhumanesociety.ca or the charity of your choice.

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  • Very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with the family and our mutual friends.


    Condolence sent by: William Jesse on December 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

  • My deepest condolences to Al’s family. I worked with Al controlling in Montreal. Always a fun guy to be around. It was really disappointing to hear of his passing.


    Condolence sent by: David Mcbride on December 17, 2017 at 12:49 am

  • We wished you the best in your retirement when you left Toronto ACC but it didn’t last nearly long enough. You will be missed, my friend.


    Condolence sent by: Peter Pastras on December 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm

  • Missing you big guy. Happy to have had the opportunity of getting to know Al better. We had lots of fun flying our quad machines and Al was always fun to be around, he lived life fully.


    Condolence sent by: David Hales on December 29, 2017 at 11:19 am

  • My sincere condolences to Al’s family. I first met Al at McGill University through skydiving. Later, thanks to Al, I found out about ATC careers with Transport Canada. Al was a course ahead of me. We kept in touch through the years until I left NAV CANADA in 2007. It’s a shock to hear of his untimely passing, so young. I have great memories of good times, especially skydiving, and in the early years of ATC. If a service is held in Ottawa (I live in Gatineau), I would certainly try to attend.


    Condolence sent by: Kathy Fox on December 31, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  • My condolences to the family. He will be missed by all his friends in Kelowna. Here’s a picture of Captain Al navigating the Rattlesnake Island channel on Lake Okanagan.


    Condolence sent by: Jim Pischak on January 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

  • My sincere condolences to Al’s family and friends. I first met AL in Montreal Area Control Centre over 40 years ago and we immediately became good friends. A friendship that endured until his lat day. When my kids were growing up he was known as uncle Al and my daughter still wonders to this day how he got such big lips! From the days when Al would visit us at our cottage North of Montreal 35 years ago to just the other day at our diner table in Kelowna, Al was like part of our family. I loved him like a brother, and he will be greatly missed by Debbie and I. He was taken much too soon as we had so much more to do. RIP my friend.


    Condolence sent by: Gary Kitchen on January 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

  • My sincere condolences to Al’s family and friends. I first met Al in Montreal Area Control Centre over 40 years ago and we immediately became good friends. A friendship that endured until his lat day. When my kids were growing up he was known as uncle Al and my daughter still wonders to this day how he got such big lips! From the days when Al would visit us at our cottage North of Montreal 35 years ago to just the other day at our diner table in Kelowna, Al was like part of our family. I loved him like a brother, and he will be greatly missed by Debbie and I. He was taken much too soon as we had so much more to do. RIP my friend.
    Gary Kitchen


    Condolence sent by: springfield on January 15, 2018 at 9:33 am

  • Maria and Family

    We were saddened to hear of Al’s untimely death. We knew him for a short time but we felt it had been a lifetime. He became a lifelong friend very quickly. Al’s smile will always be remembered.


    Condolence sent by: Larry & Linda Heinze on January 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

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