Alban Anthony Amiro, affectionally known as "Tum", age 87, of The Meadows, Yarmouth and formerly of Middle East Pubnico, died March 16, 2021 in The Meadows. Born in Lower East Pubnico, he was a son of the late Domond and Beatrice (Amirault) Amiro. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force. He is survived by his step-son; Harald Biebel, Lower Sackville, brother; Joseph, Middle East Pubnico; sisters-in-law, Denise Amiro, Middle East Pubnico and Celeste Amiro, Shelburne and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; Margot Johanna Renka (Philipp), a son; John, brothers; Dolor, Father Donald Amirault and Anselm; a sister; Margaret Amirault. Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 7-8pm in the West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, March 19, 2021 at 10am in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Middle East Pubnico with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. COVID-19 regulations must be followed. The service will be live streamed on the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Service Facebook site. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com.
Alban joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 and was posted to RCAF Borden and went through School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (SFSATE). As a aero-engine technician, he was then posted to 422 Fighter Jet Squadron in Uplands, Ontario to train on F-86 jets. He was then posted to 4 Wing Baden Soellingen, Germany to work on F-86 and T-33 jets. In 1955 he was posted to Greenwood to work on Lancasters, Neptunes, Argus and Canso. In 1959 he was transferred to Torbay, NL with 103 Search and Rescue to work on Lancasters. In 1961 he was posted to Shearwater to 101 Com Flight to work on Dakotas and Experditors. He then went to Camp Borden on a technical crewman course to go flying to different places in PEI, Ontario and the US. He was then posted to 4 Fighter Wing, Baden Germany to 422 Fighter Jet Squadron to work on 104 Star Fighter jets. Although Tum did extensive travelling, his heart never left East Pubnico to where he retired and spent many enjoyable years surrounded by friends and family. He will be missed.