Albert Kovlaske Obituary
In Loving Memory
May 2, 1940 – March 16, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Albert Kovlaske, on Monday March 16th at the age of 79 years in Delta, B.C. after a battle with cancer. Albert was born in Humboldt, SK the youngest of 6 children and resided in Tsawwassen, B.C. for 42 years.
Albert will be respectfully and lovingly remembered by his 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Kevan and his son Ryan; Shellie (Brian) Potskin and their children Shalan (Nathan), Vincent (Kirbie) and their children, Elodie and Silas, and Torry; Ed and his son Sheldon; and Richard.
He is also survived by sister-in-law Bonnie (née Marshall), MaryAnn Kovlaske and numerous nieces and nephews, his friend John Jaehrlich.
He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Cecilia (née Oberpeilsteiner); siblings, Heinrich Oberpeilsteiner, Cecilia (Schaeffer), Andrew, George and Leonard; brother-in-law, John Schaeffer; sister-in-law, Wilhemina (née Ruckemesser) and his niece, Freda Howard.
Albert spent his life working in the forest industry and was widely loved and respected by his family, friends, employers and coworkers. His last employer, Asa Johal called him a genius for his ingenuity when it came to developing new equipment and you could see him standing over blue prints in the wee hours in the morning. Albert has been referred to extensively in the newly published book – “Asa Johal and Terminal Forest Products”.
He loved his roses, gardening, and especially his green, velvety, well-kept lawn.
On behalf of Albert, we would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff at Irene Thomas Hospice for all their support and care in his final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospice Society or BC Cancer Foundation.
-- A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. --