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Rose Garden Chapel

5326-48 Street, Barrhead, AB

OBITUARY

Albert Theodore Gratland

June 7, 1926June 4, 2019

Albert (Al) Theodore Gratland, 92, passed peacefully on June 4th, 2019 in the Shepherd’s Care facility in Barrhead, Alberta as Lorie sang him his favorite song “You Are My Sunshine”. Al was born June 7, 1926 in PouceCoupe, British Columbia to Jon Bernard Gratland and Susan Leticha McKeen-Gratland. On September 1, 1946, Albert married Mae Anderson. They lived happily together for 62 years, raising their three children: Brian, Bruce and Cheryl, until Mae’s passing from Alzheimer’s in 2009. Al found his calling when he took a position as a carpenter assistant at a lumberyard. Quickly learning he worked well with his hands and could make quick calculations, he left the position to construct homes in the Edmonton area. He and his family moved to Santa Barbara, California, where they lived until moving to The Woodlands, Texas in 1993. Al and Mae relocated to Barrhead, AB in 2007 where they lived until their deaths. Albert will be remembered for being a skilled craftsman, storyteller, and above all a world-class father and grandfather. Al is survived by his two children, Bruce Gratland and Cheryl Rudolph; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his sister Millie, and extended family and friends.

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Marilyn Wegewitz

June 16, 2019

Albert was one of a kind! I loved his dry humor and wit. Saying "Hello shorty" to Tammy when he was reminded to stand tall. Talking about his childhood I found out he was the youngest child-"that's why I look so young" was his quip. I will miss him as well as that mischievous sparkle in his eye when there were small children or animals in the facility.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY