Mr. Alphonse (Pete) Christian Massine, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Patricia Massine, passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the age of 79 years. Left to cherish Al’s memory are his daughters, Terry and Vicki (Kirk); sons, Kelly (Rose) and Michael (Wendy); seven grandchildren and three precious great-grandchildren. Al is also survived by three sisters and their families, Matilda, Helen and Marlene. He was predeceased by his parents as well as numerous in-laws and other extended family. Al was born in Dilke, Saskatchewan on June 28, 1939. He was raised and received his education in both Medicine Hat and Redcliff. Al served a number of years with the Canadian Forces PPCLI. Following his service, he worked for DOM Glass, then Canadian Western Power and Fuel before finishing his career with the City of Medicine Hat Gas Utility where he will forever be fondly remembered as “Pilot Pete”. He was 65 when he retired from the City and actively pursued some of his other interests which included hunting, fishing, Old Time Hockey and volunteerism at the Legion. Al was heavily involved in the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #6 in Redcliff. He was a Lifetime Member and felt privileged to have served multiple terms as their President. His love for the community also saw him volunteering time to the youth, coaching local ball and hockey teams. A humble man, Al was never one to complain and few people would have known that he struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease over the last 19 years of his life. The family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Doctor’s, Nurses and staff at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their care over the years and to those at the St. Joseph’s Home-Carmel Hospice for their loving care and support through Al’s final days. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Al’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Interment will follow in the Field of Honour section at the Redcliff Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Al may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 6, 302 Broadway Avenue West, Redcliff, Alberta, T0J 2P0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 340A, Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5.
The Celebration of Al's life will be live streamed through Cook Southland's website. Those who cannot attend but wish to be a part of the service may choose to visit the Cook Southland Website on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Click on the Live Video Stream Button located in the centre of the homepage screen just above the Families poem. A new screen will open and the service will start streaming at 11:00 a.m. (M.S.T.)
My sincere condolences to the Massine family for the loss of your Father. Made all the wonderful memories you have of him stay with you and your hearts. May he Rest In Peace.
We would like to send you, our sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. We hope you, the Children are all doing as well as can be expected during the very sad time! We will be sending a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation in Al's memory.
Terry, Vicki, Kelly & Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Dear Terry, Kelly, Vickie, Michael and families
Our deepest sympathies are with you and the family. Words cannot begin to express our sadness over Uncle Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Auntie Helen and cousins Debra, Bonnie, Keith and families.
I have been travelling and only just read today of the passing of Pete Massine. While Pete served in the PPCLI before I had entered service, he was a Patricia and we hold to our motto of "Once a Patricia, Always a Patricia". On behalf of the Regiment, I express our condolences to all of Pete's friends and family. We hope that he spoke well of his time in Calgary and Edmonton. We will add his name to our fallen list this year.
Brigadier-General Vince Kennedy, OMM, MSM, CD (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry