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Alphonse Kowalkowski

June 19, 1920 ~ February 9, 2019

Alphonse Kowalkowski

Alphonse was born in Poland and he immigrated to Canada, first to Edmonton and later to the city of Keno where he worked in the United Keno Hill Mine.  He eventually moved to Whitehorse, built a house and worked for many years for the Department of Public Works.  He began a sign painting business on the side and later turned it into a successful painting contracting business called North Star Painting and Decorating. 
Al loved the Yukon and had many passions that he pursued including; photography, hunting and his favorite fishing.  Many days he could be found out on his boat, the North Star, on Tagish Lake with friends and acquaintances reeling in Lake Trout. 

Al we be loving remembered by his family and friends. 
A service for Alphonse will be held on Tuesday February 19th at Heritage North Funeral Home at 10:00am with interment to follow at Grey Mountain Cemetery. 

Comments (2)
  • 21 February 2019

    Al was a great friend. No matter the miles that separated us he never forgot about my family. We will miss him.

  • 9 May 2019

    I never knew Alphonse personally but he lived next to the downtown community garden in Whitehorse. He was a quiet neighbor but his kindness showed every spring when he would fill water barrels at the fence line for the gardeners to use while they anxiously awaited for the city to turn the water on. We designated a plot for him, free of charge every year so he too could enjoy gardening. Amongst his vegetables, he loved to grow pansies 🙂
    He will be missed by all of the gardeners. Rest in Peace, Alphonse.

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