Alvin Henry Albrecht

April 21, 1935 – June 9, 2019
Born in Krupp, Saskatchewan
He is predeceased by his parents Henry Albrecht and Frieda Neitz. He married Cathy Van Aert in 1957 and together they raised 4 boys. He was a hard worker, passing this trait on to all his boys. Al was a hobby farmer. He ran his own Shell station in Coquitlam before hiring on to Coquitlam Automotive to run their machine shop, finally retiring in 1997 at the age of 62.
He and Cathy loved to travel and losing his leg to cancer did not hinder that, driving across Canada twice, with their little dog sitting between them in the truck.
His loss is deeply felt but he will live forever in our hearts and memories, and when we look at the legacy he has left behind in the eyes of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Cathy; 4 children, Henry (Michelle), Brian (Mary), Christopher (Donna), Michael (Lisa); 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; as well as many friends and family.
Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, June 15th at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – 22561 121 ave, Maple Ridge. Interment to follow at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Henry Albrecht

    Our loving Father who has shown us all what real courage is like. Miss you and Love you so much.

  2. Sharon Neville

    You will never be forgot . Al your were the man everyone looked up to at Coquitlam Auto .

  3. Kathy and Barry

    Cathy and family,
    Sending heartfelt healing thoughts at this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
    Barry and Kathy

  4. Willian Verhees

    Dear Family, I did not have the honor meeting your husband Cathy and dad Henry, Brian, Christopher and Michael but I hope we will get together at the reunion and I hope we will get to know him through the stories that will live on . Our deepest sympathy with this huge loss, RIP Alvin, I believe my uncle Art had some good stories about you…
    Willian Verhees and John Rasmussen
    Florence and Laurent
    The Netherlands

  5. Leonard and Catherine Denning

    Dear Mrs. Albrecht and family , our deepest heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Leonard and Catherine Denning
    Parksville.B.C.

  6. Dear Lisa and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    God bless. Ian

  7. Toon en Wies van Aert

    Kathy gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Alvin. Veel sterkte in de komende dagen. Namens Wies en Toon van Aert

  8. Toon en Wies van Aert

    Kathy en familie gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Alvin. Veel sterkte in de komende dagen. Namens Wies en Toon van Aert

  9. Michael McNamara

    Dear Cathy and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Al. He was a wonderful, always smiling, kind man. We are sorry we are out of province for the summer so won’t be able to attend the funeral. We will keep you and the family in our prayers at this time. God Bless.

    Mike and Anne McNamara

  10. I’ll never forget going with Uncle Al to a BC Lions game back in 1984. I would have been about 11 years old at the time. I still have the playbook 35 years later. Just one of the great memories with Uncle Al.

    Uncle Al’s contagious laughter was second to none and is something we will greatly miss. Our most sincere condolences.

    Peter & Tara

  11. Sharlene Aldred(re-Neitz)

    I am very sorry for your loss!!

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