Albert C. Irwin of the Gilby, Alberta area passed away peacefully and surrounded in love, with his family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 79 years.
Albert was born on the family farm on April 22, 1940 to Charles and Olga Irwin. He was the youngest of five children. Albert married Darlene Balan on August 31, 1963, and together they made their home and raised their family on the farm that Albert was raised on. He spent the winters in the early years of their marriage in the oil patch, and the summers alongside his wife in the fields seeding, haying and combining, milking cows, and raising beef cattle and pigs. Albert had a great sense of humour, and loved telling stories of his childhood and adventures on the rigs.
Albert will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 56 years, Darlene; and his three daughters, Brenda (Jesse) Dial of Rimbey; Jeanette (Kelly) Towle of Rimbey; and Angela (Darren) Lagace of Rocky Mountain House; as well as six grandchildren: Dustin (Megan) Dial, Casey (Dustin) Lethbridge, Bailey Towle, Taylor Towle, Spencer Lagace, and Carter Lagace; and three precious great grandchildren, Moxon and Brynn Lethbridge, and Mason Dial; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends. Albert was predeceased by his parents; his brother, William; and three sisters: Helen, Hazel, and Florence.
A Celebration of Albert’s Life was held at the Leedale Community Centre, Leedale, Alberta on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Interment took place in the Gilby Cemetery, Gilby at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Albert’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Health Services Donations Program, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre – Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeyhealthdonations.com). Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Albert C. Irwin entrusted to the care of