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Born: Dec 23, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 27, 2021

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December 23, 1938 – September 27, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Al DeCaigny on September 27, 2021 at the age of 82.
Al leaves to cherish his memory with beloved partner Barb Lamirand (daughter Tina); children, Charlene Harrison (Russ) and Kerry DeCaigny (Karla); sisters, Florence Coss and Alida Grouette; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Brennen, Jonathan, Taylor and great-grandchildren, Rhylan, Madden and Daycen.
Al is predeceased by his loving wife Sheila DeCaigny; his beautiful granddaughter Brittany Murray and his parents, Jules and Marguerite.
Al was born December 23, 1938 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was raised in the St. Boniface area, where he started his successful career at MTS. Al was known for his love of the job and was highly successful during the 38 years which he spent with the company; he had many close colleagues as well as created multiple close friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Al's most favourite past time was being at Big Whiteshell Lake at his parents' fishing lodge, as well as his own lakefront cottage. Al loved to go fishing on the lake whenever possible, whether it was raining, snowing or the sun was shining. Al spent the later years of his life creating new memories with Barb. They loved to travel and spend time with each other in their beautiful home and were together in a loving relationship for many years.
Al passed away at Riverview hospital with his family by his side after battling a lengthy illness with cancer. He cherished the last few years of his life with his family and friends surrounding him.
Cremation has taken place and in accordance with Al's wishes, there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Diabetes Canada or any charity of your choice.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Sorry to hear of Al’s passing. We had many good years together at MTS and he was the best boss one could have. He taught me a lot. Sincere condolences Barb from us both. Ted and Dee (friends) - Posted by: Ted (MTS) on: Oct 14, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Emile (my late husband) and I had many happy times with him and Sheilagh when we all worked at MTS. We also got to know Barb later. Al was so much fun with a great sense of humour. Please give my condolences to his children and their families. We knew them when they were young also. My sincere sympathy to Barb. It isn’t easy to lose our loved ones. You are all in my thoughts. God Bless. Isla Touchette - Posted by: Isla Touchette (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Al. May you keep memories of happy times, smiles, laughter and caring words in your heart forever. - Posted by: Carol Riel (Co-worker) on: Oct 03, 2021

  • Sorry to hear this Kerry. - Posted by: jim Gallaher (friend) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to Charlene and family. Al was the Best Boss I ever had. Down to earth, personable, kind and funny. He was an honorable man and I am happy to have worked with him. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time. - Posted by: Holly Whall (MTS Employee) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • Dear Charlene and Kerry Our deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Mary and Susumu Yamamoto (still on Kitson, same phone #) Pam and Wanda ( - Posted by: Wanda Yamamoto (Freibd) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • Barb, Flo and families, sincere condolences to all of you. Enjoyed good times with Al and you at Archwood. Prayers are with you. 🙏 - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • Uncle Al was always making people laugh and a loving life and everyone he met. He was a great family man. - Posted by: MaureenCoulter (Niece ) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all - Posted by: Robert Everaeert (cousin) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • Charlene, I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. MJ - Posted by: MJ Cormier (Former work colleague ) on: Oct 02, 2021

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