As a child, Alf became a follower of Jesus, and the Bible was his guide for life. He met Marlene at University of Saskatchewan. Alf practised law in Saskatoon for 22 years, while serving in various positions at Nutana and Forest Grove MB churches. In 1992, Alf became director of Stewardship for the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Winnipeg. He retired in 2006 to enjoy his family, travel, lapidary, golf, books, singing, hiking and boating. He communed best with God at a lake or seashore. Alf treasured time with his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and adventurous spirit. He died after a courageous battle with leukemia.