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March 29, 1930 - January 4, 2013
Albert, age 82, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on Friday, January 4, 2013. He is dearly loved and remembered by his children, Linda Marciniuk, Marjorie Kowbel, Doug (Nancy) Kowbel, Gord Kowbel, and Janine (David) Bubnick; his childrens' mother, Anne Kowbel; eight grandchildren, Kristen, Michael, Stefanie, Justin, Branden, Carter, Hannah and Darah; five sisters and one brother, Helen Fedorchuk, Jeanne (Bill) Shipman, Mary (Joe) Tirk, Steve (Marguerite) Kowbel, Verna Wasylenko, Adele (Ray) Tremblay; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Nick and Rose Kowbel; brothers-in-law, Joe Fedorchuk and Bernie Wasylenko, and nephew, Jeff Wasylenko. Dad was born in the Lanigan District and farmed with Grandpa and Uncle Steve. While farming he worked at the Potash mine when it first opened. In 1972, the family moved to Hafford, where he purchased the Shop-Rite and continued on farming at Lanigan. In 1979 he sold the store and moved to Saskatoon where he drove for the Star Phoenix until his retirement. Following ten years in Vanscoy, Dad moved back to his roots and settled in Guersney. Dad enjoyed all the people he met along the way. He was a great kidder and made friends wherever he went. Dad will be greatly missed. Thank you so very much to the amazing nurses and staff of 6100 at Royal University Hospital for the loving care that you gave Dad in his last days. He was indeed seeing angels! In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated if directed to the Childrens Hospital Foundation in Albert's memory. The Vigil for Albert will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. Both Services will be held from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Place). Following the Reception, the Rite of Committal will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel- MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Jan. 7, 2013