July 26, 1947 – Leoville, Saskatchewan
August 28, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Albert, beloved husband, father, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at Dulcina Hospice on August 28, 2018 at the age of 71 years after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Albert was born in Leoville, SK, on July 26, 1947. He spent his childhood on the farm and as a young man moved to Whitehorse where he met and fell in love with Annemieke Vandenbeld. They married in Calgary on September 5th 1970 and settled in Bowness to raise a family, direct the church choir, drive truck, and work the steel yard. In the early 1990’s Albert started his own business as a handyman and painter- he could fix anything. He built relationships with customers and employees that he would maintain to his death. In 2002 he answered God’s call and was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southern Alberta serving in St. Bernard’s and Holy Name parishes. This was his true calling as he touched countless lives with his compassion, kindness, and amazing gift to be present and attentive to the suffering and needs of others. Albert loved to play guitar and watch his grandchildren in all of their activities. He cherished the annual family vacations to Penticton, BC. Together Albert and Annemieke travelled to Europe and the Holy Land, and embraced all the joys of life together. He will be missed by many.
Albert is survived by his wife, Annemieke Henri (nee Vandenbeld) of 47 years; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Elizabeth Henri; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Dihan Seneviratne; grandchildren, Douglas, Mark, and Katelin Henri, Amber and Alyssa Seneviratne; siblings, Cecil and Doug Sias, Rene and Gladys Henri, Denise and Brian Pedersen, Lisette and Paul Smith, Mariette and Rick Lemieux, and Lorraine Charbonneau.
Albert was predeceased by his parents, Edmund and Adrienne Henri.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church hall.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, c/o Covenant Foundation, Rm 3C60, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4 Telephone: 1-866-342-8126, www.covenantfoundation.ca.
In living memory of Deacon Albert Henri, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences