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Date of Passing: Jul 23, 2019

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On July 23, 2019 with his family at his side, Albert took his celestial sleep to be with God.
Albert's life is one you only hear about in movies. His love of aviation, travel, family and innovation allowed him a life full of adventure. He worked until his retirement from Metropolitan Properties overseeing the maintenance of the CAF Base in Winnipeg. Always being a man of vision, he had several businesses, all in the aviation field; small seaplane rides in Three Lakes Wisconsin, charter flights throughout North America, procurement of specialty planes for South American customers, a fishing lodge in northern Manitoba (God's Lake Elk Island Lodge), Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair and Monarch Caps. A renaissance man with knowledge of everything mechanical and electrical, there wasn't much he couldn't fix or create. Always working on something needing repair, you could always find him in the airplane hanger, garage or shop getting his hands dirty.
Albert was proceeded by his mother Mary, father Albert, brother Max, Jane, nephew Mike, Elsa and Gladys. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Del, sons, Albert (Salonee) and Erich (Sheri), daughters, Karla (Kevin) and Colleen (Allen), 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews, brother Carl (Nancy), and extended family from Rhinelander and Eagle River Wisconsin.
Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support our family and Albert over the years. Your love has been invaluable to him and the Hartwig family. Thank you to Kevin Sweryd and Bardal Funeral Home for the caring assistance during this difficult time.
A memorial we be arranged at a future date.

Bardal Funeral Home
843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474
Parking behind funeral home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 27, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Al hired me on at Metropolitan properties when I was 23 years old . Taught me A lot about building and maintenance. Al was a really smart guy nothing he couldn’t do. I always enjoyed watching him negotiate with the military guys civil engineers. I remember his mobile home, he would do the trade shows RIP Al Thank you for everything. - Posted by: Gordy Reichert (Friend) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • Very sorry to hear of Al's passing. Del, Albert, Erich, Karla and Colleen we send our heartfelt condolences. He was and always will be a character. RIP - Posted by: Eileen Huggins (Family friend) on: Jul 29, 2019

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