Obituaries: Alfred “UNK” Daniel Cook

1940 ~ 2023 (age 82)

The family of Alfred are saddened by his passing on September 5 at the Kindersley Hospital surrounded by family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Alfred was born November 5, 1940 to Albert and Margaret Cook. He grew up on the family farm along with his five older brothers north of Loverna. As a youngster, he attended school at Antelope Park, was involved in 4-H, and helped out on the farm. He was a horseman, a rancher, and a farmer, and he enjoyed farming with his brother Dave and his nephew Les immensely. Alfred had ten nephews and nieces, and even more great-nephews and great-nieces, all of whom he was very close to. He was affectionally called “Unk” by Les when Les was very little, and the name stuck with him throughout the years.

Unk was always involved and proud of the Loverna community. He was a member of the Loverna Sports Club, and was a volunteer at the many rodeos and sports days that were held over the years. He curled at the Loverna rink. He was always eager and willing to help out wherever needed, including at the Hall and the Cemetery.

Alfred married Fern and together they spent their time travelling to various destinations including a trip to the Maritimes, bus trips to several states, and a cruise to Alaska. In the winters they enjoyed watching curling on TV, and even attended the Brier.

After Fern passed away, Unk retired to Kindersley where he spent his time visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed working in his little garden, watching curling, reading, and going to Humpty’s for lunch.

Alfred will be missed dearly by his brother Bert, sister-in-law Helen, and his nephews, nieces, and their families: Ron (Jackie), Bernie (Bonnie), Elaine (Lyle), Les (Lisa), Colleen, Glen (Linda), Sylvia (Bill), Ted (Shelley), Gloria (Cliff), Doris (Eldon).

Alfred is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Margaret, brothers George, Joe, Ab, and Dave, sister-in-law Myrtle and Fern, who was sister-in-law, friend, and later wife.

His family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Kindersley Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital for their kindness and compassion.

Donations in memory of Alfred can be made to the Loverna Cemetery.

Box 30 Loverna, SK S0L 1A0

September 11, 2023
1:00 PM
Loverna Community Hall
Loverna, SK S0L1Y0

Loverna Cemetery Club
Box 3, Loverna SK S0L 1Y0
Tel: 1-306-834-8510

Charitable organization, Business Number: 890434392RR0001

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