Allan Lichty

Obituary of Allan Lichty

Allan "Al" Lichty, of Forest, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the age of 87. Al's legacy is defined by the love and devotion he gave to his family and friends along wit hard work.  Chances are you have seen his work in your community, a man who set and expertly positions approximately 10,792,320 bricks during his career as a skilled bricklayer.


Al was a family man through and through, and his marriage to Shirley in 1960 marked the beginning of a beautiful journey that would see them raise three children: Shelley (Adrian) Van Hoof, Ross (Angie) Lichty, and Mary Ellen (Jamie) Smith. His love for his family was boundless, and he took great joy in watching his grandchildren Mackenzie, Carley, Harland, Turner Joseph, Lance, Chloe, Sasha, and great-grandchildren Caden, Henry, and Olivia grow and thrive.

Al was predeceased by 12 of his 14 siblings, and is survived by his sisters Emmaline Roes, Helen Ariss, and sister-in-law Lorna Lichty, all of whom will miss him dearly. 


Growing up in a large family himself, Al knew the value of hard work and dedication, and he channeled these qualities into his craft. His skill as a bricklayer was unparalleled, and he worked tirelessly to ensure that every home he worked on was built to the highest possible standards, teaching several of his family, ensuring that his legacy would endure. Never truly retiring Al slowed down in 2017 while continuing to share his knowledge and technique. Al will always be remembered for his beaming smile, soft heart, and hard-working hands that were ready and willing to do anything for the family he loved so much.


A private family service will be held in honor of Al's life. Donations in his memory are gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer's Society of Sarnia-Lambton.   Al Lichty was a true testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and love, and his life will be remembered with great admiration and respect.

Online condolences may be left at    Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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