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Born: Mar 05, 1935

Date of Passing: Aug 13, 2020

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March 5, 1935 - August 13, 2020

Albert passed away peacefully at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home with his children by his side. He is now with his beloved Carol, where he longed to be since her passing in January.
Albert ("Papa") will be forever remembered and missed by his children Carl & Karen (Laura, Brenlee, Dael), Dan & Jennifer (Makenna, Lilly), Brenda & Mike (Nathan, Melissa, Lindsay, Jenna), Grant & Lori (Tyler, Taylor, Trista) along with 15 great grandchildren and many extended family and friends.
Albert was pre-deceased by Carol, his wife of 59 years, infant grandson Jesse, parents Sven and Anna, and brothers Oscar, Nils, Eric and Harry. He is survived by his three sisters Margit, Diane and Dagmar and brother Herman.
Albert was born and raised on the Nilsson family homestead in Lee River. He quit school at a young age and worked to gain practical experience. After marrying Carol and starting their family, work opportunities took them to Gillam and The Pas. In 1976, he moved his family back home to Lac du Bonnet where he and Carol worked together to start and operate "Albert's Backhoe" business for over 40 years. His work was his main hobby. Albert was a people-person, enjoyed playing guitar, singing, teasing little kids, telling stories, and travelling with Carol. His family meant everything to him and he loved family gatherings.
Albert always said he had no regrets in his life, and if he could do it all again, he wouldn't change a thing.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home for their care and compassion for Albert.
A celebration of Albert's life will be held at Sobering Funeral Chapel in Beausejour on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with a private family interment at the Lee River Cemetery immediately following. Due to Covid-19, chapel seating must be reserved for family and close friends. Overflow attendance is available outdoors in the chapel parking lot for up to 100 additional people.
In lieu of cards and/or flowers, donations can be made to Cancercare Manitoba, the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home, or a charity of choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Albert was a dear friend to my parents Ina and Kelly Hallett and to our family as well. He was so kind, always there to lend a helping hand. It is a trait he clearly passed onto his children. He was a wonderful neighbour and left us all with many fond memories. He will be deeply missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. Pat & Ness Wasylkiw and family - Posted by: Pat Wasylkiw (Friends) on: Aug 20, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the Nilsson family. Although we only had brief meetings with Albert at a few family functions our most fondest memory is when he played and sang at Laura and Marc’s wedding. A kind and gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace. Walter & Linda Warywoda - Posted by: Walter & Linda Warywoda (Friends) on: Aug 20, 2020

  • Margit, Dianne, Dagmar and Herman and families we are so sorry to hear of Albert's passing. Over the last few years so many of our lifelong friends have gone on ahead of the rest of us one after the other. It sure hurts for those of us left behind to carry on, but for Albert we would like to think he will once again be singing for Carol. He will certainly be missed by all of us down here. The wonderful memories of all the sing-a-longs and happy times spent with the Nilsson brothers will remain in our hearts forever. We will not be attending the funeral service for fear of taking up necessary space needed for family but know that although we won't be there in body we will certainly be there in spirit. Chris, Netta and families - Posted by: Anne (Netta) and Chris Balness (Friends) on: Aug 20, 2020

  • Carolyn and I have known Albert since 1992. He and his son, Grant, did all the excavation and septic work at our new home on the Lee River. Albert was a kind and hard-working man, with a keen sense of humour and quick wit. His love of family was obvious and you could see the pride in his face whenever he spoke of one of his children or grandchildren. Albert left an indelible mark on our lives and we are grateful to have known him. We extend our deepest condolences to Albert's children and extended family and ask that they take comfort in knowing that Albert and Carol are reunited. - Posted by: Don & Carolyn Halbert (Friends) on: Aug 19, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to his family & sisters Margit, Diane & Dagmar. - Posted by: Ron & Suzanne Grierson (Old Lac Du Bonnet friends of family) on: Aug 18, 2020

  • We have known Albert for a short time and always enjoyed his company. Albert was a hard working, generous and compassionate person. Together with Carol he brought a sense of security to his family and friends. Today, in my minds eye, I see Albert operating his machinery and enjoying every minute in his chosen profession as a professional and knowledgeable heavy equipment operator - doing work which he loved. Albert will surely be missed and certainly not forgotten. Thank you Albert for all which you have accomplished - your hard work, your dedication to family and friends as well as your company. Cheers! Tony & Anna Zienkiewicz - Posted by: Tony Zienkiewicz (family friend ) on: Aug 18, 2020

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