On Sunday, February 28, Alfred passed away in his home in Erikson, Manitoba. He was 79 years old.
Al was born on the family farm in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on October 5, 1941. He was the son of Montague and Kathleen Horwood. He grew up on the farm in Scandinavia, Manitoba, where his parents moved to in 1949.
Al spent the early years of his working life as a miner. He worked in many mines from Quebec to British Columbia. He loved the north, the people of the north, and the fishing. Later, he worked as a farm labourer. He enjoyed auction sales and had a keen interest in classic cars.
Al supported his local community and baked for his family, friends, and neighbours. He never placed a lot of value on material things and gladly shared what he did have.
Al is survived by one sister, Amy McLay, sister’s-in-Law, Mary Horwood and Adele Horwood, his sister-in-law, Jean Horwood, brother-in-Law, Joe Webb, 11 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and an extended "adopted" family. He was preceded by his parents Monty and Kathleen, sisters Alice and May, brothers James and William, and twin Raymond.
Life has a way of putting a person where they need to be. Al moved in and out of people’s lives sprinkling kindness, graciousness and understanding along the way. He didn’t judge or criticize. He was a good man. What more could the world ask for?
A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.
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Charity of Choice
The Salvation Army
203 – 290 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg MB R3B 2N8