William A Luff
June 22, 1929 – December 15, 2018
It is with deep regret we announce the death of William Albert Luff on December 15, 2018 at Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 89. He will be sadly missed by his son Glenn (Karen) and his four grandchildren; Brendan, Brad, Shane and Adrienne, and of course all of his family and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen Clara Luff (nee Klug) and son Michael. To our family William Albert (Bert) was a wonderful husband of 60 years, father and of course grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends for being well mannered and having a great sense of humor. William had many employment opportunities including being a constable for the West St. Paul police department. Being a true family man this didn’t work out well so he started and ended a 39 year career with the Canadian National Railway. “Well Done Bert!” His retirement seen him summer at the family cottage at Wedigo (Lac Du Bonnet area) and winter traveling around seeing different parts of North America. He also spent countless hours puttering (very mechanical inclined) and wood carving like a master. He loved life and would help anyone, as he has a great big heart. He was a big believer in charitable donation and recently passed on lots of his life savings to the children hospital foundation of Manitoba. Sweetie, Dad and Grampa you will always be in our hearts as we were in yours. Rest in peace as “We Love you” Forever! A public viewing will be held on December 22, 2018 at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home, 1879 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
- Public Viewing Saturday, December 22, 2018
William A Luff
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December 25, 2018
I have so many warm memories of Uncle Bert. One memory was on New Years Eve Mom, Dad, Auntie Helen and Uncle Bert were at our house and UB convinced Dawn and Me to go outside and bang pots and pans and yell Happy New Year. Only problem was it wasn’t midnight and he locked the door behind us. We had to run around to the backdoor thru deep snow, in our pj’s to get back into the house. We went to Mom crying and she just laughed. Good on him. Love you Uncle Bert you truly were a second Father to me. ♥️ P.S. Don’t play too many jokes up there.
December 22, 2018
Morley and I are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Uncle Bert with much love. He was such a special part of our lives as was your mom. The video was a beautiful tribute to his life and brought back happy memories. God Bless.
December 21, 2018
I remember spending days in the summers when I was young, with my grandparents, Kevin & Janna, and Auntie Helen and Uncle Bert at the cottage.
Doing jigsaw puzzles, feeding chipmunks, swimming til my lips were blue, and taking the boat out.
Uncle Bert taught my brother and I the patience to feed the chipmunks so they would sit on your knee to be fed.
I remember him letting my brother take the wheel of the boat and we landed up going in circles as he was too young to know to turn the wheel in the other direction or keep it straight.
I would also sit and watch him carve wood. I still have one of his carvings sitting on my pop's desk in my office.
Uncle Bert was almost like a 2nd grandfather to me. He will be greatly missed.