YOUNG, Albert (Al)

With sadness we announce the passing of Albert Young on February 28, 2022, at the age of 85.

Albert was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan. The family moved to White Rock, B.C. and then settled in Alberta in 1952. Al was a good cook and loved to barbecue. He loved sports of all kinds, specially golfing; he had a hole in one in Hawaii and another at Belvedere GCC, where he was a member for 40 years. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, bowling, camping, and going to Oilers games. He was also a lifelong member of the Edmonton Fish and Game Association.

Al will be lovingly remembered by his high school sweetheart, Jean, his beloved wife of 62 years; brother Alvin; sister Marjorie (Bill) Gilhespy; Brothers-in-law William (Christine) Ruskin, James (Susan) Ruskin; several wonderful nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Al was predeceased by his parents; his brother August; his in-laws Lisbeth and John Ruskin; his sister-in-law Noel; his brother-in-law Ralph Gunderson; and niece Terrina Rehkopf. Cremation has taken place.

For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial service and celebration of Albert’s life will be held on March 17, 2022, at 1:00 at Refinery Church at 3604 – 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6B 2N8 Memorial donations in Al’s name may be made directly to Refinery Church.

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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Cathy Ruskin

My sincere condolences to Jean and to Al’s family and friends. I was saddened to hear of Al’s passing and I will always remember his kindness and his generous hospitality. Although I have not seen Al for many years, he was truly a supportive and kind brother-in law for a long time. I fondly remembered his quirky sense of humour and his friendly disposition. His love for his wife, Jean was always obvious. And he always was kind and loving towards my children, Jessica and Travis (his niece and his nephew) Rest In Peace , Al . You will be missed.

Jessica Hickey (Ruskin)

Aunty Jean I am so deeply sorry to learn of Uncle Al’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him… He was a truly wonderful man. My heart is sad for you Aunty.
Lots of love Jessica , Rob, Gabrielle, Dylan , Saige and Mason.

Dennis Maciborsky

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of Al. Although I have not known Al for a long time, I always looked forward to his friendly smile, hearty handshakes and visits on Sunday mornings. We all will miss him dearly. Dennis & Lois

Neil Vancoughnett

It was a honor to have known you over 60 years. You were the perfect couple and it is regret that I have to post this

Donna and Ron Pierce Pierce

Jean I was so saddened to hear of Albert Passing always loved to see him at Nisku playing cards at Nisku Nut & Bolt My Dad George was his friend until his passing Donna & Ron & Neil My name was Novlesky before I always wondered how you were you and Neil traded stickers call me anytime Donna 780-499-0780 I just lost Mom Sadie Novlesky she was 95. Call me at 780-499-0780. Again my sympathies to you.

Corina Clennan

Jean, please accept our deepest condolences. You and all your loved ones are in our thoughts as you grieve the loss of Al. All our love, Corina, Bill, Victoria and Liam Clennan

Jim Ruskin

We will truly miss Al . Family gatherings won’t be the same without him at the table taking our money at Rummoli and kidding with Brad. We will always remember him as the kind soul he was with the gruff exterior that fooled no one. We have many fond memories that will live on forever. All our love to you Jean, and our heartfelt condolences. Jim and Susan, Brandyn , Bradley and Flo

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