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Born: Dec 27, 1948

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2020

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December 27, 1948 - January 8, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred on January 8, 2020.
Al is survived by his daughter Kristen; son Michael; granddaughter Talitha; grandsons, Reilly and Hudson; mother Florence; brother James; nephew Colin; and niece Jessica.
Al was predeceased by his father Alfred Sr. and son Alfred Jr..
After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba, specializing in graphic design and photography, Alfred began his career in publishing. In 1980, he co-founded the Winnipeg Sun, staying on as Vice President of Operations until 1991. He also served as Vice President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce; and as President of the Zoological Society of Manitoba, being the first to bring pandas to the Winnipeg Zoo in 1989.
A celebration of Al's life will take place on January 25, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1114 Rue des Trappistes in Winnipeg.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was so sad to hear of Al's passing. He and Heather were great friends dating back to the 70's when Heather and I worked together at the Fireplace Restaurant on Pembina Hwy. Before there was a Winnipeg Sun, I was a fan of Al's intellect and devotion to his family. We raised our families together and when he asked me to come and work with him at the Sun, I jumped at the chance to join forces with such a determined and visionary person. He changed the City of Winnipeg for the better and expected nothing in return. He was instrumental in making the careers and lives of many people better, not just old Trib employees but everyone who came in contact with him. He was a special man. My deepest sympathy to Kristin and family. - Posted by: Calvin James (Friend and co worker) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Working for and with Al at the Winnipeg Sun in the early years was a wonderful experience. His determination to make the Winnipeg Sun a statement was profound. Taking chances on all new staff, working overtime, yet always a kind word, motivated us all . I am sorry that Al fell ill but please know the Winnipeg Sun was a great place to work and Al accomplished what he started out to do. - Posted by: Laurie Gydé (Sun employee 1981-1991) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Both Bev and I worked for Al at Typart in the late 70’s. He was an excellent businessman and very progressive in his ideas. It was a pleasure to have known him. Our condolences to the family. Bob and Bev Brown, Parksville, BC - Posted by: Robert Brown (Former Employee ) on: Jan 18, 2020

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