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Monday March 27, 2023

PULVER, Alfred John (November 19, 1922 – March 27, 2023) - It is with a deep sense of loss and sadness but also gratitude for how long we had him in our lives, that we share the passing of our father Alfred John Pulver, with his family at his side, at home in Simcoe Ontario on March 27, 2023 at the amazing age of 100 years.  Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto Ontario on November 19th, 1922, Alfred is predeceased by his mother, Marjorie Pulver (nee Leonard) 1985, father Alfred Clinton Pulver 1956, his brother William Pulver 2020, his sister MaryAnne Pinnington (nee Pulver) 2012, his first wife Carol (nee Drew) 2006, his second wife Betty (nee Reynolds) 2017, his stepdaughter Joni Jacoby (nee May) 2015, and his beloved grandson Thomas Pulver 2011.Alfred was a kid at heart to his own kids, Candace Taylor (Michael) London, Drew Pulver (Lisa Scott) Burlington, Robbin Pulver-Andrews (Matt) Simcoe, and fun grandpa to his grandsons Gaelan (Julia), Aiden (Megan), and Gabriel Taylor, Scott Pulver (Jess), Nicholas (Martina), Eric, Daniel and Clinton(Olivia) Andrews, and Michael Stephens (Shelby) of Friendswood Texas. He was delighted with his two great granddaughters, Caia Taylor and Madison Pulver.  To his nieces Deborah, Heather, Tina, Susan, Patti, and Kim, and nephews Brian, Steven, Ian and David, he was Uncle Red, a predictable source of good fun and fond memories. Alfred was a WWII veteran, with the Royal Canadian Navy from May 16, 1941, to September 25, 1945, a brave commitment for which we thanked him for the rest of his life.  Alfred set up a successful insurance brokerage in Hamilton Ontario.  He had a love of the outdoors and fishing, and his business success afforded him the opportunity to also own a fishing camp on Sandy Island, Lake Nipissing, Ontario. The fishing camp was one of Alfred’s happiest memories.  After selling those businesses he tried his hand as a hotelier in Magnetawan, and then eventually he moved to Florida to open a new business franchise.  For the last 29 years of his life Alfred became a well-known fixture in the town of Elliot Lake Ontario where he was known to all as AJ.  He was a lifelong animal lover and volunteered with the animal shelter SAD, where he found his beloved constant companion of the past 14 years, Alex the Cat.  AJ found a remarkable group of friends who became his second family, Fred, Pat (Keven), Jackie, Tina and Bill, Edna, Susan (Elmer), Fran, Gord and Carol. Funny, kind, intelligent and with a razor-sharp wit until the end, Alfred brought laughter, provocative conversations and a deep concern for the wellbeing of all who were lucky enough to know him.  A very special thank you to the palliative care team for the sensitive and continuous support given to our Dad and his family.  A private remembrance will be held at a later date.  The JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Personal online condolences at (519) 426-0199

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