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ALAN (Al) EDWARD BOITSON It is with very deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Al Boitson, at his trailer in Winnipeg Beach. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, and his two proud sons Kevin and Ken. He was predeceased by his mother, Anastasia, in 1991 and father, Fredrick, in 1952. Al was born in Komarno, MB and grew up in nearby Pleasant Home. He moved to Winnipeg at the age of 16 and attended St. Johns High School class of '57 . Alan worked for Sony Industries, Marshall Wells Hardware and Investors Group Financial Planning. He was heavily involved in Junior Football as G.M. of Winnipeg Hawkeyes and won the National Junior Football Championship in 1972. He co-founded and operated Unicity Sporting Goods until 1978 when he became a sales representative for Meaghers Distillers, moving over to Seagrams Distillers in 1982. In 1993 he founded Alin Beverage Company Inc. and continued to run operations until his passing. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Thompson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. also at Thompson In the Park with Rev. Don McIntyre officiating. Following the service a gathering of friends will be held in the Fort Garry Reception Centre. Concluding the reception a private entombment for the immediate family will be held at the Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Ronald Tracy, Barry Hunter, Donald Kowalinski, Roy Wiebe, Wayne Scott, and Jerry Collins with Mike Debroni and Frank Wawryk as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. He was a loving and caring husband, father and friend and will be deeply missed but will be in our hearts forever. THOMSON IN THE PARK Funeral Home and Cemetery 1291 McGillivray Bvld. - 925-1120

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 20, 2005

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • We will miss you Uncle Al - Posted by: Matthew and Thomas Willson (Family) on: Jun 25, 2005

  • Linda & Boys: I am so sorry to hear about Al's passing. The first time I met Al was in 1961 when he and I were two of Frank & Helen Wawryk's wedding attendants. I know that my Uncle Frank will miss him terribly. With sincere sympathy, Shirley Wowryk (Shoal Lake) - Posted by: Shirley Wowryk (Acquaintance) on: Jun 22, 2005

  • Linda & Family Our deepst sympathy Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you're in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer Ans Family - Posted by: Laura (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • Dear Linda and family: We are very sorry to hear about Al. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Andrew and Carol Boitson (Family) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • We are very sorry to hear of your family's loss. We are good friends of Pat & Barry Hunter in Regina and know how much your friendship means to them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Ted & Brenda Haubrich (Acquaintance) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Linda and her family. It was only a little over a week ago that we talked and we are glad for those moments. He will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Franklin & Evelyn Pitura (Acquaintance) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • Linda and family. We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Al. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Lorraine & Jim Forestell (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • Although my family only met Al the one time we were deeply touched by the warmth of this gentleman and his wife. He also seemed to really enjoy our little son Lochlan. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Linda & her sons. - Posted by: Paula Lubinski (Acquaintance) on: Jun 20, 2005

  • I am really going to miss those nights around the fire, your happy smiles. - Posted by: Debby Jorowski (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2005

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