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Born: Jul 08, 1937

Date of Passing: Aug 13, 2022

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July 8, 1937 – August 13, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, partner, brother, gigi and friend. On the early morning hours of August 13, 2022 at the young age of 85, Albert drew his last breath, and then was united with God.
Albert was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Nataulia and he leaves behind his common-law-partner and friend Sue; his sons, Darrell (Jenn) and Ken (Cyndi); his grandchildren, William and Amanda and his great-grandson Trevor. He also left behind his sisters, Anne (Leon), Rose (Orest) and Jean (Monty) and his sister-in-law Bev (Hector).
Albert, when he was young, grew up on a farm north of Swan River, and it was there that his father Peter taught him how to repair engines, do carpentry, or just be a jack of all trades.
When he grew up, he then moved to Winnipeg, where he met Nataulia, got married, and went into business as a mechanic. He spent his entire life following his passion, working on vehicles, snow blowers, lawnmowers, etc.
Working on machinery was a part of his passion, but the greater part of that passion was talking and joking with his customers and clientele. He could spend hours explaining how an engine worked.
His likes, away from engine repair was fishing, golf, hunting and nature. Then, later on in life when his mobility became limited, he would spend hours each winter assembling puzzles, the harder, the better. He would be so proud when he would assemble a 1000 piece multi-coloured puzzle.
Rest in peace Albert (dad, gigi) we love you, and your glowing presence will be missed.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
(204) 223-2576 or toll free (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 20, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My condolences to Albert Slapinski's common-law-partner Sue and their Families. My wife Helen and My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time for your loss. Al (as we called him) and I met at the Salisbury house on Langside and Broadway in 1958-59 and became friends from that time on. I worked for him and his brother-in-law Leon at their business called Sidney Service back in the early 1960's where he taught me lot of mechanical repair jobs. We have always kept in touch over the years as friends and I will cherish many good times we had to remember him by. I will also miss our visits and laughter we shared and enjoyed for many years. Rest in Piece my good friend Al Slapinski. Long time friend always, Rick Nelson - Posted by: Richard Nelson (Long time friend employed with his mechanic business. ) on: Aug 29, 2022

  • Dear family, sending prayers and comforting hugs, on the passing of Al, he had a wonderful outlook on life, and enjoyed all. He will be missed by many, Still remember our last Malanka and enjoying the Ukrainian music, and dancing. VICHNAYA PAM'YAT. JAN & HARVE - Posted by: JAN & HARVE ROCHELLE (FRIEND/TAXLADY) on: Aug 29, 2022

  • Condolences to Albert's family on your loss. I always knew him as a god man and a solid positive influence. Jack Gillespie - Posted by: Jack Gillespie (long time acquaintance) on: Aug 28, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to Sue and both families of Sue and Albert. We had a lot of great visits and conversations over the years. I must say my tractor is going to really miss all the care you gave it over the years!! You will be missed Albert and I was always so grateful to you and Sue for all your help and kindness when my husband passed away. RIP - Posted by: Lucy O’Connell (Friend and neighbor for 25 yrs. ) on: Aug 21, 2022

  • For the past 28 years living in East St Paul, Al took the best care of our snowblower, lawn mower, and lawn tractor. They always came home running like a fine tuned clock. I enjoyed the time spent chatting and Al never failed to joke and tease. He was a great soul, who truly seemed to enjoy life. My sincerest condolences to you Sue, and to all of Al's family. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Marion Marko (Customer/Neighbour/Friend) on: Aug 20, 2022

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