It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Allister D. Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, on June 2nd, 2021, at 93 years of age. Allister is survived by his children Lynne Terrill of Calgary, AB, and Robert (Lisa) Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, his grandchildren Sean (Isabelle) Terrill of Calgary, AB, twins Kimberly & Lauren Terrill of Calgary, AB, Andrea Terrill of Jasper, AB, and Randi & Reid Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, and great-grandchildren Taliah Terrill of Calgary, AB, and Brielle of Kamloops, BC. Allister was predeceased by his parents, Harry & Jean, his wife Dora, and his sister Laurette.
Allister was born in New Westminster in 1927. He served in the Merchant Marines before working for CN Rail in Prince George, Prince Rupert, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver over the course of 37 years. After retiring he served as the Captain of the Wanda Sue, and he was an avid sailor – sailing the oceans and delivering boats all over the world. He sailed his own 40’ sailboat out of San Diego & Vancouver, and worked as Captain on the Lasqueti Island ferry. Allister was a member of the Kamloops Judo Club, with a 2nd degree black belt in Judo. He also belonged to the Kamloops Radio Club.
There will be no formal ceremony by request. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Gemstone Care Facility, and Ponderosa Lodge.
I worked with Al back in the 70's and met with him again about ten years ago to talk about the railway. He shared with me many of his memories and thoughts on railway life and showed what a true gentleman he was. My thoughts and condolences to his family and friends. Doug
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Al. We both worked on the MV Wanda-Sue with him. Andy was also a certified boat Captain on the paddlewheeler. Al was such an awesome man and he will be missed so much. He had lots of stories to tell and always loved listening to them. May he Rest in Peace. Watch over us Al.