Smith's Funeral Homes
485 Brant Street
Burlington, ON
With family at his side Al passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the age of 85. Predeceased by his parents Lily (nee Giangualano) and Ugo Mattiussi, his sister Carmen (Real) and brother Jack (Leona).

Beloved spouse of Ghislaine Proulx. Loved father of Mark and Jason (Ceri). Proud and devoted grandfather of Maia. Lovingly remembered by former spouse Diane Esther. Al will be dearly missed by his siblings Richard (late Micheline), Michael (Bonnie) and Clara (late Claude). Fondly missed by his extended family Fran (Steve), Eric (Kim) and Conrad along with his bonus grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Al graduated from Ryerson before embarking upon a notable career in the Steel Industry. Beginning at Stelco in Hamilton he moved to American Steel in Michigan before rounding out his career as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations at Nelson Steel in Stoney Creek. As a specialist in his field, Al holds two patents in steel manufacturing processes. Upon retirement, Al embraced his hobbies of racquetball, badminton and golf and developed keen skills in woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and always appreciated a good piece of apple pie.

In accordance with Al's wishes, there will be a private cremation. A celebration of life will be announced and held at a future date. As an expression of sympathy in Al's honour, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Burlington Humane Society.

Published by The Hamilton Spectator on Sep. 13, 2021.
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He was a great person to work with and well respected in the industry. I had several trips with Al to Latin America, always professional but always a good time as well.
Alexander D'Alfonso
September 16, 2021
My sincere condolences to Albert’s family. Smooth Rock is my home town and his brother Jack was my classmate. Great memories of Albert and the Mattiussi family. We were at Ryerson the same time.
John Parker
September 14, 2021
I was saddened to hear about Al's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I had the opportunity to work and travel with Al during my time at Nelson Steel. I enjoyed our conversations and his mentorship.
John Lennartz
September 14, 2021
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