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Born: Jul 07, 1959

Date of Passing: Mar 14, 2023

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July 7, 1959 - March 14, 2023

After a battle with COVID meningoencephalitis, and with his wife and daughter by his side, Albert passed away peacefully on March 14, 2023, at the age of 63.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Marie Gauthier-Patenaude and his daughter Natalie; his siblings, Douglas (Pam Reid), David (Monique), Susan (Kelly Remus), Patty (Darcy Dunlop), Michael, Robert; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeannine (Maurice Blanchette), Maurice Gauthier (Jaqueline), Sandra Gauthier-Huyghebaert, Michel Gauthier (Tammy), Monique Gauthier (Charles Henaire); and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Albert Sr. (2003), and his mother Mary (2016).
Albert's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Portage la Prairie (15 Tupper St. South), led by Wilma Shirriff. The service will be live streamed, and a link will be provided on his obituary page at Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
We are grateful for the outstanding medical care Albert received at the Portage District General Hospital and the St. Boniface Hospital, and for the compassion shown towards him and his family.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Albert's memory to STARS Foundation (Air Ambulance) online at or mailed to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

A tree will be planted in memory
and cared for by
McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • We are very sorry for the loss of your brother and uncle Patty and Brayden. We offer you our deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Deborah, Rick and Brett Gariepy (Friends ) on: Mar 26, 2023

  • So incredibly sorry for your loss Marie & Natalie. Just found out today. We were in Panama for the last 7 weeks. The memory of Albert is forever in our hearts and his very unique laugh, although not very loud, could always be identified in a crowd! Marie, words can't express the shock and sadness of hearing this news from Ed. Although it's been too many years since Nannette and I have seen you and Albert, the great memories of our school and early adult years together are not ones of history but right in the forefront of our minds. Fiercely competitive, an annoying but loyal Riders fan, and someone who was always up for an evening of doing absolutely nothing is what rings truest of Albert. XO - Posted by: Mike & Nannette Langedock (Friends) on: Mar 24, 2023

  • My condolences to Marie and Natalie and all his siblings. I will always remember the times we spent as rebel teens ( LOL ). Albert has always been a good part of my life and I have thought of him and Marie often in my remembrances of the past. Hexwill very missed and fondly remembered. R I P my friend. - Posted by: Ed Lepage (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • Dear Marie and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Albert. You are in my thoughts and heart during this very difficult time. hug, Claire - Posted by: Claire Surgenor (nee Gauthier) (first cousin) on: Mar 21, 2023

  • Doug and Pam So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Our prayers, sympathies and condolences. Thinking of you. Hugs Chuck and Gitsy - Posted by: CHARLOTTE CHATEAU (Friends of the family) on: Mar 18, 2023

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