March 21, 1949 - April 6, 2018
On April 6th we lost a truly gentle and caring man. Al passed away peacefully at the age of 69 in the Riverview Health Centre.
He was surrounded by love and support from his family; his wife Lorraine, son Darren (Lisa and Xavier), and stepchildren Janice Kostelnyk (Richard, Jasmine, and Rhade) and Ian Peterson (Candice, Chay, Mika, and Caden), as well as his brothers David (Dianne) and Jim (Tina) and many nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Tom, his brother Brian, and Darren's mother Sheila.
Papa Al spent 40 years working at Derksen Plumbing and Heating and appreciated the many friendships that were formed during this time. He enjoyed the regular breakfasts with friends Smitty and Dave, just catching up over coffee. Some of his favorite evenings were spent watching the Winnipeg Jets hockey games with his dog Morgan faithfully by his side. His family was his greatest enjoyment, watching each of the grandchildren grow into young adults and spending the precious first two years with the youngest, Xavier.
A celebration of his life will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Friday April 13th at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Riverview Health Centre.
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