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September 19, 1935 – Springside, Saskatchewan
June 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great heartbreak and sorrow that we announce the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend Alexander (Step’n 1/2) at 82 years old. After a long, fulfilled life he peacefully passed away with family by his side.

Al is survived by his devoted loving wife Dora, son Jason Lachmanetz (Samantha) and daughter Shannon Sorbie (Peter); grandchildren Simon and Cassidy Sorbie, as well as two grandsons expected in July. His brothers Walt Lackmanec (Velma) and Wally Lackmanetz (Marie); his sisters Anne Filgate and Adele Bara; Sister-in-law’s Anne Davis and Edna Lackmantz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be loving remembered by his extended family and close friends.

Al was predeceased by his father and mother Frederick and Maria Lachmanetz; brothers Nicholas Davis and William Lackmantz; and brother-in-law Sid Mills.

Here reads the tale of Step’n 1/2

Beginning his life in Saskatchewan in the fall of 1935. He spent much of his childhood in the hospital, approximately seven years, the first of many such visits. The next few years were spent on his family’s farm and going to school.

He moved to Dryden, Ontario as a young man to start his career in transportation. Driving taxi, then school bus. Thus began his lifelong passion for professional driving.

Al met Dora, then a year and a half later they married on August 19, 1961. Approximately a year later they moved from Dryden back to Saskatchewan were he continued his driving career. They also moved back and forth across the country a few times before planting roots in Calgary where they started their family.

He was employed with Kingsway Transport for many years during which he and Dora built their own trucking company.

Al overcame multiple health issues (many of them serious) to live a good, long, although struggle filled life.

His family extend their warmest gratitude to the Emergency Response Team, Peter Lougheed Hospital Emergency staff, as well as the thoughtful, caring Unit 44 Trauma Team at Foothills Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Alexander Lachmanetz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Tom VanderVeen

    My deepest condolences to Dora and the intire family. He was a good friend to my Late Parents Henry and Corry VanderVeen from Lacombe,AB. My Dad used to work with him at Canadian Auto Carriers as well as my Uncle John VanderVeen. On several occations Al and Dora would come over and visit us. I remember him telling funny jokes to me and always made me laugh. He will be missed.

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