Manninen, Albert

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad a mere 5 months since the passing of our Mom, Lillian “Nancy” (née Kinnunen) Manninen, his wife of 58 years. Albert was born in Sudbury, ON passing away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Health Sciences North, due to complications of a brain tumour and dementia at the age of 84 years. Albert started his working career at Sudbury Cooperative Dairy delivering milk to many customers whom he spoke very highly of. At the age of 20, he started at INCO where he worked until retiring after 34 years of dedicated service. Dad loved his time at the family camp on Ella Lake. So many memories were made there and will continue to be. Dad was a lifelong member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. As an avid fisherman, it was said that “Albert could catch a fish with a shoelace and a piece of bread” or “catch a fish out of a well”. Loving Dad to Norma (Wayne Cascanette), Gary (Terry-Lynne Matthews), David (Linda Lees), Angie (Ari Juoksu) and Jeff (Rhonda Fournier). Cherished Poppa and Big Poppa to 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Loving son to Albin and Lempi (Hanninen), both predeceased. Dear brother to Laila (Andrew Ranta), Sally (Tony Chouza) and Kauko (Bev Ginson) all of Sudbury. Predeceased by siblings Maila, Ilmari, Alex, Viesti and Richard. Sadly missed by extended family and friends. A special “Thank You” to the nurses on the 4th floor, South Tower for caring for our “social butterfly” and also to the nurses on the 4th floor North Tower, Palliative Care Unit. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, Sudbury Branch and would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held for both our parents at a later date.

"Love you Dad" XOXO


8 Condolences

  1. Very saddened to hear that Albert (& belatedly Nancy) have recently passed away, leaving just Laila ,Sally, and Kauko remaining of the large Manninen family of Beaver Lake pioneers. The Manninen & Harju/Tapper families are both part of a dwindling group of settlers with long roots in the area.
    Our most sincere condolences to all those remaining, including their children and grandchildren as well as all other Beaver Lake friends of that vintage.
    With many fond memories
    Henry & Joanna Harju…. & sister Julie .

    By: Henry Harju
    April 30, 2021
  2. My deepest sympathy to all the family, at this sad time.
    We were neighbors in Beaver Lake, and grew up together, as kids.
    Albert and my brother Billy taught me how to play hockey, they were 14 and I was 10, guess who scored more goals, they sure had a laugh or two teaching me the rules.
    My prayers are with you and your families.
    Gail Fila (nee Turpeinen)

    By: Gail Fila
    April 29, 2021
  3. I am very sad and sorry to learn that Albert (Mr. Manninen) has passed away, and so close to the passing of Nancy. The last time I saw Albert and his sparkling blue eyes was in the lobby of his apartment building on Coronation Blvd a few years ago. My childhood would not have been the same without visits to the Manninen home with my mom and dad when I was growing up. Albert and Nancy, your kindness, hospitality, and friendship are part of my most cherished memories. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I offer my prayers and condolences to all of the family.

    Ann Marie

    By: Ann Marie Bennett
    April 29, 2021
  4. My deepest condolences to Albert and Nancy’s family. Your parent’s were a treasure to my family, especially my mother, Dora who regarded both as her dear friends. They were always there for her when she needed them. I was grateful for that! Over the years, I got to know them both and enjoyed visiting with them whenever I came to Beaver Lake. I always made sure there was a fresh pot of coffee and some pastries for Albert and enjoyed “chewing the fat” with Nancy and him on all sorts of topics. I miss both; Beaver Lake will not feel the same when I visit.
    Big hugs to the family as I remember the warm hugs I always received from both whenever we met.
    Marjut(Marg) and Conrad

    By: Marg Griessmeier
    April 29, 2021
  5. Our condolences to all of Albert’s loved ones. He was a very special man from Beaver Lake. He was always so full of life and we loved seeing him on our visits to the hall on special occasions. He was a Mentor to all those Jug Curlers like us. So many great laughs on the rinks in Beaver lake and Narin. Will miss your character Albert it was a great pleasure knowing you. The very best to the family at this time.

    John & Jenny Healy & Family.

    By: john healy
    April 28, 2021
  6. My dad & I, extend condolences to Norma, Gary, David, Angie and Jeff. We have many memories of Albert and Nancy – like family. Along with being neighbors for many years we also have all those memories of our camping days which of course involved hours and hours of fishing. I will always remember the great laughs we had together! Albert is now with Nancy once again…xoxo

    By: Darla Sowers & Bob Langdon
    April 27, 2021
  7. My condolences to family and friends. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Remember the great times and the many memories. Keep those pictures circulating to share with loved ones. They are very special to everyone’s heart. Big hugs.

    By: Julie Gratton
    April 27, 2021
  8. Deepest Sympathies to Angie and her family on the passing of your Dad.

    By: Marianne
    April 26, 2021

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