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Date of Passing: Mar 08, 2023

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On March 8, 2023, after a short battle with cancer, Al's strong, Swedish heart finally rested and granted him the peace he was looking for.
He is survived by his loving wife Sue, children, Stacey, and Stefan (Laurelle), grandkids, Makenna, Khloe, Nickolas, Sarah, Caleb and Eric; siblings, Carl, Ron (Wendy), David (Lesley), Brian (Kookai), Garry (Terri), Linda (Zolt), Brent, Elaine (Eric). He deeply loved and was beloved by all his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Ebba and Charlie, and in-laws, Margaret and Stanley Turriff.
Many thanks to Dr. D. Caners and Dr. Demsas and staff at Selkirk Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerCare may speed up the cure to this terrible disease.
Private family interment. Celebration of Life to be held May 5, 2023. Details to follow.
Friends and family are invited to share memories and leave condolences by visiting Al's memorial page at

"Rest in Peace, Babe. Love you forever."

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2023


Peacefully on March 8, 2023, at the age of 75 years.
Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sue, daughter Stacey, son Stefan and their families.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends and family are invited to share memories and leave condolences by visiting Al's memorial page at

Publish Date: Mar 11, 2023

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2023, Mar 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • To the Hammerback Clan/families: Our sincerest condolences on Allan's passing. We were neighbours on Beach Avenue and grew up as families spending time at EECC. I left home in '64 and ended up in BC, so have not been in touch much. However, did talk to him at a couple reunions of Elmwood High. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. RIP. Your friends always, Al Fisher (Fish & Francine, Mauritius, S. Africa) - Posted by: Al Fisher (Friend, former neighbour) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • One more thing Al. We will meet again when I join you in blue skies and green grass. Till then goodbye my FRIEND. - Posted by: Barrie Cooke (Close friend) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing Sue, Stacey, Stefan and your families. We met Al' when we first moved out to Oakbank. He and other Kinsmen corralled me to join the Kinsman club and that's all it took to join all with our new family. Wasn't long after that Marlene joined the Kinnet Club. We had such good times with meetings and the travelling barrel. Al was always there to help anyone and we became close with Sue and the kids. Miss those days but alas we moved out of Oakbank 8 years ago and due to my health never stayed in touch with all our Oakbank family. Al you will be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN. To Sue,Stacey and Stef we hope to see you all soon to hug and reminisce. Love you all. Barrie, Marlene, Kyle, Tyler and Corey Cooke. - Posted by: Barrie & Marlene Cooke (Close friend and fellow Kinsman) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • So very sorry for your loss. We both have great memories of Al’s warmth and ready smile. Sincere condolences. - Posted by: Bill and eileen fraser (Friends) on: Mar 16, 2023

  • We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. He will be so missed. Please accept our condolences to you and the whole family. You will all be in our hearts and prayers. Sending hugs. - Posted by: Larry and Susan Moniuk (friend) on: Mar 15, 2023

  • Invited me in after playing on a Saturday night to watch Saturday night hockey with all his brothers, Boston at Toronto, first time I had seen a t.v. Must have been 1959/60 or so, was such a good guy - Posted by: Rick meyer (Old friend) on: Mar 14, 2023

  • Sue, Stacey and Stefan so sorry to hear about Al. I will certainly miss his great smile and wave as the two of you watered the flowers on the pole outside my patio. Stop by again Sue when the sun shines again for you. Hugs from the Hughes families. - Posted by: Lorraine (Don) Hughes (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2023

  • We are so sorry to hear of Allan passing. Our condolences to Sue and family. Our thoughts and prayers going out to all the Hammerback family. He will be missed. 💔 Gerry and Linda Moran (Kozak). - Posted by: Linda & Gerry Moran (Kozak) (Neighbor for many years. ) on: Mar 13, 2023

  • Dear Sue and family. Glen and I are so saddened to hear of Al’s passing. We always thought so highly of him. He gave so much to our community and would help anyone at the drop of a hat. He will be a huge miss in so many ways. Our deepest condolences and love to you and your family. - Posted by: Angela/Glen Johnson (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • We were very saddened to hear of Al’s passing. His good nature, ready smile and willingness to lend a helping hand will be missed by the entire community. Terry has lots of happy memories of curling and golf with him. Our thoughts are with you Sue, Stacy and Stefan as you cope with his loss. Terry and Nancy Trush - Posted by: Terry and Nancy Trush (Friends) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • So sorry to hear this news. We were friends and neighbours for years. We want to send condolences to his family. I am sure he will be missed. - Posted by: Jack Bona (Neighbor) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing, he was really a nice person and will be missed. Don Banks (old friend) - Posted by: Donald Banks (friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Sue and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Shirley Christie (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • Deepest condolences to the family. I always enjoyed chats with Allan, usually connected to some sporting event. A proud member of a proud family. God Bless You. - Posted by: Larry Holton (Friend ) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • A great friend and neighbour for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. - Posted by: Ernie & Diana Reimer (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of Al's passing! Remembering the fun times of playing hockey at EECC. RIP Big AL! - Posted by: Bruce Hilder (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • Lorraine and are are shocked and saddened to hear of Al's passing. Our condolences to you Sue , Stacey , Stefan and your families . Our paths crossed in the early 80's when we moved to Oakbank and I joined the Kinsman. We also played hockey on the Kinsman hockey team. How he loved the game and played for many years and was good at it. We were just taking about Al last week reminiscing about the Oakbank Area. Rest peacefully my friend. - Posted by: Ken & Lorraine Turchen (Friends ) on: Mar 11, 2023

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