Jalo Pirinen was born in Juuka, Finland on April 16th, 1943 and passed away suddenly on February 23, 2015 in Trail, BC.
He is survived by his four children; Sari, Ismo (Rachel), Marko (Teena) and Timo as well as his grandchildren Mellisa, Christine, Derek Jr. and Isaac.
Jalo was a long-time member of the Finnish Association of BC. He was also a proud member of several carpenter’s unions during his working career. He loved to spend his time hunting and fishing. He loved to travel. Jalo especially enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He will be missed and always remembered for being a very kind soul.
Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, donations is Jalo’s name may be made to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at 938 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4 or online at www.bcchf.ca