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Albert Leonard Sandberg

October 27, 1918 - March 28, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather Albert Sandberg following an extended illness at the age of 101 years.

Albert was born in the little community of Krag, one mile south of Waldo, to Charles Gustav and Thekla Aurora Katrina Euphemia (Ihl) Sandberg.  He was the fourth son in a family of eleven children.  He served as a member of the Canadian  Army occupational forces in Europe following the Second World War.  Upon his return, after working various jobs, he married Susan Cullen and moved to take over his father’s farm on Bloom Creek.  It was here that he and Susan began raising their four children:  Laura, David, Leonard and Peter.

In 1962 the family moved to Chipka Creek, near Wardner, where Albert had bought the farm that had been owned for many years by his cousin Carl Bloom.  This enabled the children to attend school in Cranbrook and to participate in some of the athletic programs.  Albert and Susie became some of the biggest fans of their sons’ hockey and fastball games.  Albert had been an active athlete in his youth as well, winning the fastball league batting championship while he was stationed with the army in the Queen Charlotte Islands during preparations for overseas deployment.

One of his many fond memories was attending the first ever meeting of the Waldo Stockbreeders’ Association at the Waldo pool hall.  He became a lifetime member of this association which continues to this day in its 81st year.

Albert was predeceased by his parents and by all ten siblings.  He is survived by Laura Hughes (Doug McLaughlin), David (Janet), Leonard (Jude Gordon), Peter (Elaine), by grandchildren Sandra (Andrew Henderson), Steven (April), and Chelsea and also great grandchildren Mitchel, Carter and Gavin Henderson.  Along with immediate family he is also survived by many, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Albert was known as an especially gentle, quiet, caring, patient father with uncommon physical strength and endurance.  He will be sorely missed.

No memorial service is planned at this time.

 

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cheryl Harper

Dear Laura, I was so sad to hear of the passing of your father. Have enjoyed hearing stories of his adventures over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as they mourn the loss of such a great man. Cheryl Harper

From: Darshi Klear
Relation: Friend

Laura, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. My deepest condolences to you and your family. He will be in your hearts forever.

Hugs to all

Darshi Klear

From: Kay Amundson
Relation: Friend

My deepest thoughts David ,Janet & families of a great man. Bless you all RIP Albert

From: Ted Mayson
Relation: Family friend

Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our condolences to all of you.
Ted & Susie Mayson

From: Dennis Wilkinson
Relation: A long time friend of the family

To Dave and Janet, and the rest of the Sandberg family, my deepest Condolences and sympathy for your loss. I knew Albert and Susie for most of my life, and had Great respect for them. Albert always had time to sit and talk and always had a positive outlook, and will be b sadly missed by many. R.I.P. Albert and Susie!!!

From: Gordon Burns
Relation: Neighbour.

My sincere condolences to Dave and Janet and all other family members.

From: Sheila and Shan Fitzpatrick
Relation: Family friend.

My memory of your dad was someone who was a real gentleman. He and your mom were such happy, enthusiastic supporters of all the 4-H activities that I remember. Cherish the memories and celebrate the longevity genes you’ve inherited.

From: Glen Todd
Relation: Friends & neighbours

My best wishes to the Sandberg family-I was honoured to know both your Mom & Dad-they certainly welcomed me when I moved to the Wardner area in the mid 70’s.

From: Cecil Stoochnoff
Relation: Friend of the Family

My sincerest condolences.

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