Remembering Alton Best
Posted 14 July 2022, 10:58 am NDT
Alton Melbourne Best (died 2012) was born into a family of fur trappers who lived in the central Labrador community of Mud Lake. Even to this day Mud Lake is only accessible by boat or snowmobile. Alton moved across the river to Happy Valley and worked for 42 years at Goose Air Base and raised his family on Cabot Crescent. Alton was one of these people who left an impact on everyone he met. Alton loved to talk to people he met along the way. He was always kind, sincere, sensible and thankful. On the road with the band he always volunteered as the cook and dishwasher while the rest of the group set up the gear. Alton was the voice of the early Flummies and still feels like he is on stage with us every time the band performs.