August 2, 1931 – Patricia, Alberta
June 27, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness the Sewall Family and Rodeo World announce the passing of our Uncle Al Sewall on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
Al was born in Medicine Hat and raised in the ranching community of Patricia, Alberta, He moved to Calgary in the 1950’s where he worked at the Calgary Stockyards and later as a Brand Inspector for Government of Alberta, He then went on in later years to drive cement trucks for Burnco and LaFarge. Al was a kind, humble and generous man, who always had a place for cowboys, friends and anyone who needed a place to lay their head.
Al is survived by nieces and nephews Sylvia Foster, Susan Whitney, Larry Smith, Darryl Big Plume, Anita Sewall, Shane Sewall, Michael “Cowboy” Big Plume, Shirley Sewall (Donald), Jimmy Sewall Jr; their numerous extended family members; also Granddaughter in Spirit Zoe Todd. Al was predeceased by his parents Larry and Sarah Sewall; siblings Jim Sewall, Lorraine Smith and Shirley Anne Sewall; son JJ Sewall; daughter Lorraine Sewall; Ex-wife and Life Long Friend Royce McGowan-Sewall-Milton.
Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Rd. S.E. Calgary). Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday July 1, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with Cowboys Last Ride and Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery, and Celebration of Life at the Ranchman’s, 9615 Macleod Trail SW from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pro Rodeo Canada’s CPRA Cowboy’s Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 1480, Edmonton AB, T5J 2N5, 1-780-471-8113.
If you are unable to attend, please share your facebook stories and condolences with Zoe Todd (friend her on Facebook). Zoe would be honored to share your thoughts with everyone.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowboy Benefit Fund via the CPRA office.