Albert Louis Kurucz

In Memorial

Albert Kurucz passed away April 21, 2012 at the age of 80. He was born in Sask., Canada on Nov 1 1931 to Rosalia and Mike Kurucz. He is predeceased by his parents, 5 sisters and 3 brothers.
Survived by 2 sons Todd and Terry (Marsha) and 2 loving grandchildren
(Aaryanna and Joshua) and 1 sister (Margaret) 3brothers John(Hilda) Edwin(Marjorie) Les (Signe)

Albert was a long-time Pitt Meadows resident. He was a volunteer fireman for 25 years. When he wasn’t fighting fires he was farming. You could always find Albert with his Morgan horse team driving his buggies in parades, weddings and graduations. When the snow would come he would use the team and give rides on the sleigh. You can see him in movies such as White Fang 2, MacGyver and Border town driving his team like only he could. His greatest gift in life was his family. He was known by so many and loved for his generosity and kindness. He will be missed but never forgotten.

A Celebration of life will be held on Wed May 2/2012 @ 1 pm at
Garden Hill Funeral Home
11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

    As a young city kid who visited the farm as often as I could, I spent quite a bit of time with Albert when he was in his 20’s. While I was there, I pretty much insisted that he teach me to do everything he could do–saddle a horse, milk a cow, drive a tractor, on and on. He lovingly and willingly responded, and always did so with incredible generosity, patience and good humor.

    How lucky I was to have had him as a role model. Even though I’m far removed from the farm now, things I learned from him 50+ years ago are a part of me to this day. Thank you Albert, I will never forget you.

    Oh, and to his movie credits, you can add the 1994 version of “Little Women”. As the carriage driver in an early scene, he flashes a brief smile that is instantly recognizable to anyone who ever knew him.

    Ken Anderson
    Seattle, Washington

  2. Dannette and Barry Brown

    Our deepest condolences to family.
    We were sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Albert.
    Know that you be in our prayers.

    Dannette (Vanderhaeghe)and Barry Brown

  3. Uncle Albert was a amazing man. I did not see him very often but when he came to the family reunions in Esterhazy everyone new he was there. I especially remember his humor and fun personality when the baseball games began.

    I wish I could have known him better. He was a great uncle and lots of fun. He will be missed by all I am sure.

    My condolenses to the family.

    Marie Paton

  4. Sharon & Bob Robertson

    Dear Terry, Todd and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We have had lots of great fun with him over the years and he will certainly be missed by a great number of people. He was a steadfast fixture in the growing of Pitt Meadows. He spent many hours working in the community, Pitt Meadows Fire Department, Pitt Meadows Day and was always happy to volunteer and show off his horses with buggy and sleigh rides. He loved to show off how his horses knew what he was saying to them. They took directions so well.

    Bob and I, and Pitt Meadows are lucky to have known Albert and he will always be in our memory.

    All the good memories will get you over this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

    Sharon and Bob Robertson

  5. Kelly and Kim (nee Kurucz) and families

    We will always have fond memories of Uncle Albert. As kids, we loved to visit the big barn in Pitt Meadows to watch Uncle Albert work with his horses. He could get them to do anything with a quick call or whistle. We both had the honor of being escorted to special ceremonies by Uncle Albert and his horse team. Kelly was the envy of her schoolmates as she and her best friend arrived to Graduation in horse and buggy with Uncle Albert at the reins. Kim arrived to her wedding in style as she made her entrance in the horse pulled fringed topped buggy with Uncle Albert dressed in his tuxedo and top hat. We will always remember the respect and partnership he had with his horses.

    To Todd, Terry, Marsha and kids. If there were fewer miles, less time limits and less work commitments, we would be there for you. Know that you are in our thoughts.

    To Dad, Mom, Uncle Ed, Auntie Marj, Uncle Johnnie, Aunt Hilda and Auntie Margaret, we send our condolences as you say goodbye to your brother/brother-in-law. We are sending you all our love.

    To all our cousins, we have lost another wonderful Kurucz Uncle. We will treasure his memory and keep it strong in our children.

  6. Alvin & Mary Keller

    Dear Todd , TERRY & fAMILYS

    Our sincere Condolences To you and your familys. Uncle Albert was a great uncle and will always be remembered, We will always remember the farm at Pitt Meadows, getting up before dawn,and the thorough bread horses Albert had and rode like the wind.

    We send our love and best wishes to Margaret(Mother) Les, Ed and John for the loss of their Brother.

    Mary & Alvin Keller

  7. We wish to offer our condolences to Uncle Alberts family and remaining brothers and sister. Uncle has always had a special place in my heart for he was such a pleasure to be around.The family reunion’s were always waiting to see what fun he could come up with. He will dearly missed. We will be with you in spirit tomorrow.

    Bruce and Debra Carson

  8. Cyril, Kerry, Courtenay & Joel Chippeway

    We share the sorrow of our friends and pray that God will comfort and carry you at this time as only He can. What a wonderful family that Albert has as his legacy. Blessings & love to you.

  9. Cyril, Kerry, Courtenay & Joel Chippeway

    We share in the sorrow of our friends, Terry, Marsha, Joshua, Aaryanna and family, and pray that the God of all comfort will hold you near and carry you through this time of sadness. What a wonderful family Albert leaves as his legacy. God bless each of you, you are dearly loved.

  10. I am saddened to hear of your loss and want to send my sincerest sympathies to all of Albert’s family. I will always hold on to the wonderful memories of the years spent with Albert on the farm. Just thinking of them brings a smile to my face.

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