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