After LAMBERIGTS

LAMBERIGTS After an incredible journey of 87 years, Albert passed away quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, April 26, 2005. Albert is survived by his life long love, Catherine; they would have celebrated their sixty-first Anniversary on April 27th. Albert began his adventure on August 18, 1918 at Kesnich in the Province of Limburg, Belgium. After a rich childhood, Albert fought for Belgium in World War II, was captured, and spent more than a year in a Prisoner Of War Camp in Austria. After the war, he married Catherine in Belgium and four years later immigrated to Canada, settling in Raymond, Alberta along with their three year old son, Jack. Albert worked hard establishing a life for his family, first working in the coal mines in southern Alberta and when the mines closed they moved to Surrey, British Columbia. Albert and Catherine, now with one son and three daughters, moved to the Central Alberta area working at Consolidated Concrete then Michener Center, where he was liked and respected by staff and residents alike. Albert was a very active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Red Deer and he and Catherine could be found dancing every Wednesday and Saturday night. Albert and Catherine volunteered at the Legion and were regular volunteer visitors at nursing homes in Red Deer. Albert loved to travel in his camper, he spent hours tinkering with his car, and would cycle across town to cut the lawn or shovel snow at his daughter’s home. Albert was a selfless, gentle loving man with a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of humor. He could be found with his grandchildren sitting on the kitchen floor with spoons and an open tub of ice cream and later enjoying the play of his great grandchildren. Besides his loving and devoted wife of sixty-one years, Catherine, Albert’s Life is celebrated by his three daughters, Marie-ange (Don) Willett and Louise Lamberigts (Louis), both of Red Deer and Viviane (Rick) Erickson of Victoria, British Columbia and eight grandchildren, Teresa (Damian), Nicole (Todd), Christa (Jeff) and Ryan, Vanessa and Nikea, Roger Lamberigts (Diane) and Angeline. His memory will also be cherished by ten delightful great grandchildren, Julie, Jack, Felicia, Aimee, Mollie, Anna, Thomas, Chantelle, Marley and Katelyn. Albert was predeceased by his an infant son, Roger, a son, Jack and a son-in-law, Frank Willett. Prayers will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Albert’s honour may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 1M9 or to a Charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”


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