Albert James Morico (1933-2014)

 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden,

but peaceful passing of Al Morico on September 25, 2014. Al will be forever missed by his wife Meta, his daughter Mandy Scharien, his son Christopher (Laurie Bruce) Morico, his sister Shirley (John) McQuarrie, his step-children Dave (Joy) Koopmans and Jenn (Chris) Fraser, grandchildren Justin (Erin) Scharien, Jessica Scharien, step-grandchildren Bella Kinsey, Emily & Lucas Koopmans, his nephew Johnny, niece Fiona, along with Shea & Kendra; as well as many other relatives and numerous friends. His memories will also be shared with his newest additions, his great-grandchildren Jillian & Sam Scharien. Al was pre-deceased by his first wife Margaret, and his sister Christine. Al was born Alberto Jamero Morico in Motherwell, Scotland on August 5, 1933 and bravely moved to Canada in his early 20’s recruited by the Hudson Bay Company.  He then went on to build a lifelong career as a highly respected public servant with the Government of Canada. Al was a proud and private man with a huge heart.  Always lending support and guidance to all that he touched.  He was truly the smartest man alive, and he would be the first one to tell you if you ever forgot. He dedicated the latter part of his years to his wife Meta of 8 years and the Salvation Army and was successfully able to balance his unjudging love and sense of humour with his blended family, most recently sharing an imaginary cup of tea with his great granddaughter. Al was forever the planner, a more meticulous man, you will never meet. Although we gave him a hard time, we counted on his good sense and organization, and this was true right to the end. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Broadbent family, PRH emergency & ICU doctors and staff for their kindness and compassion. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 pm on Wednesday, October 1st at the Penticton Salvation Army Church, 2469 S. Main Street.

No flowers by request, donations gratefully accepted to the Penticton Salvation Army in memory of Al.

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