It is with heavy hearts the family announce the sudden passing of Alban Hector Thibeault, 73 years, on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at HSN Sudbury surrounded by his loving family and friends. Son of André and Pamelia (nee Prud’homme) both predeceased. Beloved husband to Claudette (née Asselin). Loving Dad to Monique and Marc (Mina). Cherished Pépère to Christopher (Sara), Branden and Benjamin. Dear Brother to Hélène (Marcel - predeceased), Jeannine (Claude - predeceased), Diane, Lise, Sylvio, Gérald (Yvette), Ginette (Gilles) and predeceased brothers and sisters Françoise, Daniel, Marcel, Roger and Estelle. Parrain to Marie, Sheila, and Angèle. Sadly, missed by many sister and brother-in-law’s, nieces, nephews, cousins and life long friends from near and afar. Alban was born and lived in Warren until he met the love of his life Claudette whom he married in 1967 and soon after began their Family. He worked as a miner at INCO for 31 years until 1997 when he retired and moved to Elliot Lake, ON. Alban believed it was very important to be a good provider to his wife and family and paid special attention to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, sharing special moments and building memories. Alban like playing cards and dice with his friends and wasn’t a soar loser; that was a good thing because the guys lost all the time. But talking about government was a different story. Alban was always up for a heated debate about Politics with his daughter-in-law that could go on for hours just trying to unsuccessfully prove his point. Alban loved spending time in the great outdoors camping, fishing or just taking a ride on his ATV. Many good memories were made with the gang at Aubrey Falls and the Pit 533 Clan. Alban especially loved teaching his grandkids how to bait a hook and to cherish the finer things in life; they were truly the centre of his universe. There will always be fond memories of camping out in Pépère’s big bus that was parked just outside in the driveway. There were many big adventures. He shared his love of woodworking with the beautiful pieces he created and was the go to guy for all things needing fixing. He gave the best advice and would give it to you straight no holds barred but it was always out of love. He wasn’t one to show affection through emotion but always through his actions. Alban loved to travel with his wife and they were often referred to as the Texas Snowbirds. They met many wonderful people during their travels and made many friends along the way; countless memories on the Natchez Trace. Never will be forgotten and remembering his unique chuckle and his grizzly snore when he would take a nap in his chair after every meal. Alban will live in our hearts forever. Special thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses at HSN who took such amazing care of Alban and our Family during this difficult time. Dr. Sami Alnasser and Nurse Leanne (5th Floor), Dr. John Mireau, Dr. Kyle McKechnie and Nurses Jenn, Sandra, Charge Nurse Liz (3rd Floor). Your Special Care and Compassion was greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the Family would appreciate Memorial donations in Alban’s memory be made to Health Sciences North Foundation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Alban’s Life on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4 pm-10 pm at the Caruso Club 385 Haig Street, Sudbury, Lower Hall. Supper will be at 6.pm.