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Born: Feb 08, 1931

Date of Passing: Apr 28, 2020

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February 8, 1931 - April 28, 2020

Predeceased by his loving wife Annette of nearly 66 years, Alphonse died of a broken heart.
Alphonse (one of nine siblings) is survived by his last brother Ben, son Gerry (Rhonda), daughter Diane, grandchildren, Adam, David, Correy, Anna and Sydney,
great-grandchildren, Brooke, Jayda, Nathan, Mason, Brody and Anaya,
Alphonse lived his early years in Ile des Chenes, leaving home at an early age after his parents passed to make his way in the world.
Some of his fondest memories were of his early years as a lumberjack in northwestern Ontario coming back to Manitoba to meet the love of his life Annette. The next few years saw him enter into heavy construction as a
labourer and became a heavy machine
operator for several renowned companies of the day until he started a small successful landscaping company quickly establishing an excellent reputation with many long term customers. After being diagnosed with throat cancer at age 55, he retired and overcame that. He went on to beat tuberculosis, a stroke, and anything else that got in his way, but dementia was the last straw. They don't come any tougher.
Annette and Al spent their retirement years travelling, golfing, biking, and fishing in Canada in the summer, and in the U.S. in the winter, primarily in Texas where they made lifelong friends.
The last couple of years they were together at Oakview Place, you could always see
Annette and Al holding hands wherever they were or Al playing the guitar for her.
The family would like to thank the staff of Oakview Place for putting up with his
shenanigans. He will be missed by all those that he touched in life.
In accordance with Alphonse's wishes,
cremation will take place and a private
interment will be held at Glen Lawn
Due to the current regulations surrounding Covid 19, the family will not be having a
service or guests at this time, and would like to thank all of those who they know would have attended. Hopefully in the not too
distant future a Celebration of Life will be held.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss Gerry and family. Sorry for your loss Diane and family. Uncle Al you will be missed dearly. Will miss your stories and your jokes. And your pocket full of peppermint candies. You are now together with the love of your life aunty Annette. Where you are playing your guitar for her once again. Till we meet again. - Posted by: Anita Stronciski (Niece ) on: May 08, 2020

  • Rest In Peace Uncle Your with your ANGLE now Dance and sing Blessed Be Pat Vass And Family - Posted by: Pat Vass (niece) on: May 05, 2020

  • I wish to offer my sincere condelences to all who loved him. Most profound condelences to Diane and Gerry. He was my favorite uncle!. Merci, mononcle pour toute les fois que tu m'as fait rire. Prends soin de toi et matante au ciel. Je t'aime pour toujours.... - Posted by: Colette Lambert (Niece) on: May 04, 2020

  • Al was a good friend as well as a relative, we had good times camping and fishing. He is now at piece with Annette. We will miss them both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ken, Yvette, Paul, Robert, Ryan, Samantha, Liam, Ethan Baskerville - Posted by: Ken & Yvette Baskerville (Brother & Sister in-law) on: May 03, 2020

  • Dad was predeceased by my mom Annette in 2019, grandmother Alexina in 1944, and grandfather Joseph in 1947. Dad was one of 15 children. He is survived by his brother Bernard (Helene Hogue who has passed). Siblings that have passed are: Marie-Jeanne (Leo Trudeau), Leontine (Arthur Rioux), Armand (Antonia St-Laurent), Marie-Ange (Eugene Rioux), Gerard, Rolande, Victor (Patricia Savignac), Therese (Conrad Lambert), Lucien (Emma Gagnon), Joseph, Julesbertine et Marie, and the youngest Soeur (Alice) M. Joseph Sarto. Dad would have wanted these statistics accurate. He had the highest respect for sending those that predeceased him off to their maker with remembrances and honour and would not want them forgotten. One of his favourite pastimes that we shared was driving many miles to go to many hours of fishing. Up at the crack of early we would go. One time I ended up with two large carp on one pickerel rig simultaneously. He rescued me from being dragged in the mud to the river. 15 feet of skid marks. I was NOT letting go! He never forgot that nor did I. His passion in retirement became golf. We didn't share that. Oh, he tried but I was having none o that ridiculous ball chasing stuff. He stole my guitar as a kid and had such an afinity for music it was incredible. I couldn't touch him, a true prodigy. I was schooled and he just simply could play. I barely played after that, mostly because it was never again available. We spent hours building stuff and he taught me a love for woodworking and creating. My bedroom was always full of sawdust. I wish he had known it was genetic dating back hundreds of years, but I guess he will find out in his parallel dimension. He always said, don't be afraid to break anything, don't be afraid to try, because everything can be fixed ... and DO I did. He didn't have to rescue me too often there. Those are the memories that stand out in my mind. And then came my own family. There, the memories diverge and become my kid's memories. Dad, I hope you're happy where you've gone, and I hope you get the biggest catch and that you make par. Though COVID-19 is a disaster, Fausto and I will have our priest send you off as we did for mom, and Anna, Sydney, Wallie, Anaya, Fausto and I will say our prayers for you always and mom! Give the mom and the ancestors my love and regards. Greet Étienne for me, you can blame him for my spirit. Love you pop. Diane & Fausto De León (Anna, Sydney, Wallie & Anaya) - Posted by: Diane Trudeau (Daughter) on: May 02, 2020

  • I wish to offer my sincere condolences to all who loved him. I know I did as he was my favorite uncle. Prends soin de toi et matante Annette au ciel mon cher Mononcle. Je t'aime tourjours... - Posted by: Colette (Niece) on: May 02, 2020

  • I have fond memories of Uncle Alphonse. He was always smiling, joking and fun to be around! He was also a great golfing partner.(Ray) Our deepest sympathies to the family! - Posted by: Anne Lamoureux (Niece) on: May 02, 2020

  • He appeared spry at Aunt Annette's funeral last fall, we are surprised he is gone. We visited several times with them sometimes in Texas. Nice couple. Our sympathies to the family, especially Aunt Marie-Jeanne Trudeau and Uncle Bernard Trudeau. - Posted by: Philippe and Lyse Rioux (Nephew) on: May 02, 2020

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