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Born: Mar 25, 1927

Date of Passing: Mar 01, 2015

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ALEXANDER (AL) TOMCEJ Alexander "Al" Tomcej was surrounded by family when he died peacefully on March 1, 2015. Al was born March 25, 1927 in Presov, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada with his parents and brother during the Great Depression. He grew up in the north end of Winnipeg and ultimately obtained a degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba. Al had a very productive career as a partner in Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates, a successful architectural firm in Winnipeg. He met Helen Baldwin while skating in Winnipeg, was married shortly after, and had two children, a daughter Margaret, and a son Raymond. Al enjoyed spending time with his family at their cottage at Falcon Lake. After retirement, he adopted a "snow bird" lifestyle, dividing his time between Winnipeg and Florida. In 2004, he moved to Edmonton. He loved skating, curling, swimming, and crossword puzzles. He was always quick with a laugh and had a lifelong sweet tooth. Al will be missed by his friends and family including his children Margaret (Charlie Kazakos) and Raymond (Roberta Grynoch), and his grandchildren Daniel (Liz), Veronica (Ryan), William (Deanna), and Michael Kazakos. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of CapitalCare Grandview for their kindness and care during his nine years as a resident. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 13, 2015 at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation to Alzheimer Society Canada at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2015

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Ray, we visited with your father on several occasions when we were at Grandview. At that point in his life, he came across as a very private man, with a gentle manner. We enjoyed talking to him about your family and taking walks with him in the facility. We want to express our sincere condolences on his passing and hope that you have many wonderful memories of him. - Posted by: Trish Elder and Chris Szlichcinski (Friends of Ray and Bert) on: Mar 13, 2015

  • May the special memories stay with you as you go through this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Edith Baldwin (Sister in law) on: Mar 06, 2015

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