Obituary of Albert Duval
Peacefully at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in Winkler, MB on Saturday, March 23, 2019 Albert passed away at the age of 90.
He was born the eldest of six children, to parents Louis and Anna (Vermette) Duval, on July 3, 1928 on their farm in St. Jean-Baptiste, Manitoba. At the age of 12, his life was changed when his father passed away unexpectedly. By this point, he had already been doing the two things he liked most, farming and driving. These were to shape his future work life. During this difficult period of his life, he never forgot the good deeds and help he and his family received. Albert was happiest behind the wheel of a vehicle, be it a car, truck, big rig or tractor. He drove his car almost daily until a month before his passing.
He was also known as The Town Historian. He would start up a conversation with anyone who would listen. He had an incredible memory for names, dates, buildings and land in much of Southern Manitoba.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Therese (Lavallee), whom he married June 2, 1951. He is survived by his son Louis (Margery), his daughters Mona (Ron Livingstone) and Doreen, and his daughter-in-law Agnes (Herb Weidman). He is also survived by his sister Annette Lavallee and his sister-in-law Helene Duval.
Pepere was particularly proud of his 10 grandchildren, Danielle Bruneau, Roger Duval, Jean-Claude Duval, Chantale Wessell, Jonathon Weidman, Alan Livingstone, Kevin Livingstone, Ryan Livingstone, Robert Livingstone, Darren Cataford, and his 16 great-grandchildren.
Albert was predeceased by his son Robert (1988), as well as his parents Louis and Anna Duval, his brothers Adonias and Camille, and sisters Solange Jobin and Therese Sabourin.
We his children are very grateful for our father’s dedication and care to our mother over the years.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at BTHC for their care and compassion shown to our dad and mom over the past few weeks. Dad repeatedly said the care was 100%. Thank you also to the extended family and friends who visited and spent time with Dad before and after his hospitalization.
The funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Roman Catholic Church in St. Joseph, Manitoba. Public viewing will be from 1:00-1:45pm and eulogy at 1:45pm. Interment will take place in the St. Joseph parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care Program (Box 2000 Stn. Main Winkler, MB R6W 1H8)
136 James Avenue West | Morris, Manitoba R0G 1K0
Phone: (204) 746-2451