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Born: Jul 03, 1932
Date of Passing: May 09, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
July 3, 1932 - May 9, 2021 - (age 88)
He lived for the outdoors: enjoying fishing, picking wild mushrooms, splitting firewood, planting trees, chain-sawing Scotch pine, and especially working in the outdoors, so much so that Albin could not abide a city job - a one-day job in the city and that was it! He retired with 25 years of service with the Department of Mines and Natural Resources as a Fire Ranger, a job he enjoyed and excelled in.
Albin enjoyed all kinds of music and was ready to share his love of music with anyone. He liked phoning people to chat or express appreciation. He was also a voracious reader, especially the works of Pierre Berton, and Albin never turned down a good game of cribbage.
On August 21, 1965, Albin and Rita Godard were united in marriage, from which they had three children. Albin's biggest treasure was his six grandkids. He got so much joy out of spending time with them.
Albin leaves behind his wife Rita of almost 56 years of marriage; children, Randy (Julie) Pitura, Wayne (Nancy) Pitura and Donna (Fulton) Smyl; grandchildren, Emily and Jonathan Pitura, Amy, Matthew, and Amanda Pitura, and Adam Smyl; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and a stepbrother John Gawron.
Albin is predeceased by his father Michael, mother Mary; and two sisters, Elsie and Victoria.
A big heartfelt thank you to Suzanne and Julia, who provided healthcare for Dad while he was at home, and to Dr. Steve, and the nursing staff at St. Anne Hospital. They not only made Dad's last moments as comfortable and peaceful as possible, they also showed immense kindness and grace to our grieving Mom.
Cremation has already taken place and there will be no funeral services due to covid restrictions.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Rita, Randy, Wayne, Donna and extend family members, we wish to send our sympathy on your loss. May all of the great memories shared with your husband, father and grandfather outweigh the sadness you are feeling at this time. To remember that our loved ones are never gone, they are just not in body but in spirit. Big hugs send to all! Take care of each other to get you through your grieving period. - Posted by: Beverly Kulczycki & Family (Friend) on: May 23, 2021
Sincere sympathy to Rita, their children and grandchildren. I wish your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Elizabeth Pitura (Cousin by marriage several times removed) on: May 15, 2021
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