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Born: Jul 18, 1930

Date of Passing: Oct 10, 2020

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Born July 18, 1930, passed away at 90 on October 10, 2020.
Albert worked hard all of his life in mixed farming west of Eriksdale and then moved into town at Lindell Manor. He was the last surviving member of his direct family. Both of his parents, his sisters, Dorothy Langtved and Vera Backman and his brother Guy predeceased him.
He leaves to mourn his long-time devoted caregiver and partner Harriet Kartinen; his niece Dorothy (Backman) Hunter in Virden; his Backman nephews, Charles in Winnipeg, Winston (Diane) in Anola and Earl (Candace) in Midland, Ontario.
Albert was a generous, kind, caring man with a heart of gold, who was there for many people including Harriet's family. One thing he enjoyed doing most was going for truck rides with family and friends. Alvin Kartinen was the one to always say "yes" no questions asked.
We thank all the home care and personal care home staff, medical and nursing crews for their dedicated support towards making Albert feel as comfortable as possible during his final days.
We also send special thanks to the paramedics and Dr. Thomas.
There will be a graveside service in the Spring of 2021.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • It's like the end of an era. I've known Albert my whole life. He was an old family friend as I was growing up on my parent's farm, and he became a very good neighbour as I raised my own family down the road from him. I could always count on him. Whether it was just a good cup of coffee or a skunk in the yard, he was always willing to lend a hand. He was good company and always had a good story to share. My kids learned many lessons from Albert. He never worried to much about anything, they could do no wrong in his eyes...he always kept a cool head even when I didn't. I miss the days of sitting at the table with Harriet and Albert drinking coffee or road trips with them to the local colonies. Those were, the good old days. Miss you Albert. Thinking of Harriet and family. My condolences to all who knew and loved this unique man. There will never be another like him. - Posted by: Leslie Forsyth (Friend/Neighbour) on: Nov 13, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear that Albert passed away.We just found out He was quite a person. He was always a jolly fellow. May god rest his soul, and give comfort to all Harriet and the family Catherine , Michele , Stephanie Magee - Posted by: Catherine Magee (aquaintances) on: Nov 06, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences to Albert's passing. He was a good friend of Jim and Hannah Greig. He would often visit and have lunch with them. Albert had a strong opinion and would only share it when he knew he could trust you. He will be missed. - Posted by: Karen Greig (friend) on: Oct 25, 2020

  • Fond memories of Albert and Guy coming to our farm to get some farm implement welding done accompanied with good conversation and always an invite In for a coffee. Sincere condolences Harriet. - Posted by: Jan Penny Finlayson (Neighbor ) on: Oct 21, 2020

  • My condolences Harriet. Albert will be missed! Always enjoyed his visits to the office or seeing him in passing. Always had a heartwarming "Hello!" and always inquired as to all of my girls were doing. - Posted by: Lori Jensen (aquaintance) on: Oct 20, 2020

  • Albert was a life long friend and neighbor of my father, and of myself. Our sympathy is yours, Harriet. Love and best wishes Bill & Joanne Watson - Posted by: William Watson (friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Condolences to You Harriet; and all of Albert's Relatives and, close Friends... It was always nice to have a little chat with Albert, any time we happened to meet in town, or elsewhere...and it was especially nice when you were with him, Harriet... Take care... Sincerely sent .. Janet Jundt, and, Ron mcCurdy - Posted by: Janet Jundt ("Hello aquaintance") on: Oct 17, 2020

  • A very soft spoken gentleman. Rest In Peace Albert. My condolences Harriet. - Posted by: Carole Christiansen (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

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