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Date of Passing: Jul 11, 2020

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Sadly on July 11, 2020, Alvin Ervin Gesell passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years old.
He is leaving to mourn, his son Jarrod (Andrea), daughter Cheryl, brother William Lloyd (Dorothy), and granddaughters, Meagan, Kelsey, Jordynne, Carly and Abby. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Christine and Hermann Gesell, wife Margaret Gesell (nee O'Brien), brother Arthur, partner Kathleen Fierce and Lisa Lovallo.
Al came to Winnipeg in his early 20s, leaving his hometown of Whitemouth, MB behind. He married Margaret in 1967 and had Jarrod in 1969 and Cheryl in 1972. He had various jobs through the years, but his last 25 years of his career, he was in the construction industry, operating machinery and driving dump trucks, until his retirement at age 69. His passion was the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club, which he had season tickets since their inaugural season in 1994. He loved hockey and watched every Jets 2.0 game. Al was very funny, quick witted and could always get laugh, even through his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation.
A Celebration of Life will happen at a later date.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Gesell family, We have heard from Jarrod that Alvin has passed away. We are very sad about this. We send heartfelt condolences from Germany. "At the end of the rainbow we all meet us again". Condolences wishes his cousins, Giesela Konegen née Gesell, Sigrid Wichman née Gesell, Helga Hipke née Gesell and Great-Cousin Lothar Krieger. - Posted by: Lothar Krieger (Great-Cousin) on: Aug 03, 2020

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