Dr. Alfred Jacob Riediger

October 18, 1942 - May 8, 2024
May 13, 2024 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dr. Alfred Riediger on Wednesday May 8, 2024 at the age of 81 years. Alfred was born on October 18, 1942 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Alfred will be lovingly remembered by his common law partner Leonida Chiong, daughters, Lisa Ryder and Kalyn (David) Falk: grandchildren Misha(Simon) Pensato, Noah Falk, Ty Cohen and Daniel Cohen, siblings: Hilda (Ernie) Dueck, Lois Collins, Edwin (Bev) Riediger, Victor Riediger, Joanne (Thorstein) Duebel, sister-in-law Glenda Riediger, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents: Jacob and Sarah (Bergen) Riediger, sisters Linda Suklau, Marilyn Gould, brother Walter Riediger, Brother in Law Donald Collins and nephew, Malcom Dueck.

At Alfred’s request, cremation has taken place.

Alfred’s kindness, love for his family, and zest for life will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

May he rest in peace.

  1. Dear Dr. Al,
    I would always consider you as the Godfather of ARCH Psychological Services. You gave life to this psychological service and it supported thousands of people in distress. You will be always remembered with your professionalism and insights. May you rest in peace and rise in glory! My heartfelt condolences to the family members.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Dr. Davis Tharayil.

  2. Dearest Al
    Until we meet again, I see you every day in my healing, in my joy, in my grief, and in all the ways your profound respect and wisdom gave space for the impossible to happen. “Those who know cannot tell, those who tell cannot know”.

    To Al’s family, I offer you my respect, prayers and condolences. May his memory be a blessing.

    • I wish to convey my sincere appreciation for your prayers and support during this difficult time. Thank you.

  3. Al will always be remembered for his kindness and wisdom, which will also be greatly missed. Thank you for being there for so many, may you now rest in peace. Condolences to your close loved ones and family.

    • Thank you sincerely for your kind expression of sympathy and thoughtfulness. It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

  4. Dear Dr. Al,
    May your soul find eternal rest, and may your spirit continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to know you.

    To your family, I extend my deepest sympathies and utmost respect. I can only imagine the magnitude of their loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

    • Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Your words, kindness and prayers have been a comforting blessing and I cannot express how much I appreciate you.

  5. I would like to pass on my deepest condolences. I was a patient of Dr Riediger for 18 months up until about 2009. I was 50 years old. This incredible man saved my psychological life. I went to see him about November 7, 2007 after I found out that my 12 year old daughter, Jessica Millicent Tait, was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma which is the same cancer that took Terry Fox’s life. My daughter passed away on Feb 22, 2009 at the age of 14 from this horrible illness. When I first saw Dr Riediger I was an alcoholic, two failed marriages and had no relationship with my shadow. I was a complete mess psychologically. On my second visit, after Dr Riediger found out I was an alcoholic, he said to me point blank that he could not help me while I was drinking. So on November 14, 2007 I promised this amazing man that I would never drink again and, truly, because of him I have not had a drink for 17 and a half years. He also told me about this thing called healing the inner child. I had never heard of this but wow this stuff should be taught to every single man, woman and child. He also healed me so I could have relationships with my children, my siblings, and finally have a functional relationship with a future partner. I can say that because of Dr Riediger I have an amazing relationship with my partner of 15 years. Honestly he saved my psychological life. I, literally, shudder to think what my life would be like if I had not met him. Rest in peace my friend. I love you like the father I never had and I will never, ever forget Dr Al Riediger. I could write volumes about what I learned from you my friend.

    • There are not enough words to fully express my heartfelt gratitude for you, sharing your amazing experience with Dr. Alfred Riediger.
      Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy.

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