Alvin Storms, of Sudbury, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at the age of 71 after a year- long battle with cancer. Early that morning, the clouds lifted, and Alvin was welcomed in heaven.
Alvin is survived by his children Alvin Jr. and Ryan of Ottawa and Andrea of New Liskeard. His grandchildren Kendra Paul and Deontae Paul of Manotick and Gavin, Jayla, and Ethan Skwarko of New Liskeard.
Alvin was predeceased by his parents Gerald Storms and Aurora Kennedy. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Linda (Gerry Bedard), Allen (Marlene), Brenda (Len Clements), Melvin and Monica (Art Lussier) and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his lifelong, very close friend Karen (Brad).
In his younger years, Alvin worked for Pepsi Cola Ltd. At the time, he gained the nickname “Pepsi Al”, and this name would stay with him until the end. He still loved drinking his Pepsi until the end. He then went on to work for Local 598 Mine Mill as a bartender, waiter and cleaner at the Union Hall on Regent Street. He was a very dedicated member. After work, you could always find him having a cold one with his friend and fellow union members. He loved his beer. Alvin retired as a cleaner at Laurentian University. Alvin worked hard and was always dedicated to his job. He never missed a shift as he always made sure he got to work.
Alvin was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and great sense of humour. He was generous, loyal, and always ready to help a friend.
He will be remembered for the heart he shared with his family and friends. He truly loved each and every one of them and if you knew him, you knew it.
In typical Alvin style, there will be no services. As Alvin would want, have a beer, and lift your glass in his memory and enjoy life. “Work hard, then enjoy your time!” he would say.
We would love to thank all the workers and nursing staff at the Maison McCulloch Hospice for their exceptional care and concern for Alvin and family. It truly takes very special people to do the work they do and show so much care, kindness and concern to the patients and their families.
The family requests donations be made to the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Alvin’s memory.
Alvin will be laid to rest with his Father at a future date at the Parklawn Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.
Another Angel has received his wings. Fly, be free….until we meet again!!!