Albert ApostleJuly 19, 2017
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Albert Apostle, aged 75 years of Lockport, MB, surrounded by his many friends and the love of his wife Morag, of 49 years. Albert was a gentle giant amongst true friends, kind, loyal and decent till the end of time. He passed away peacefully at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Albert was predeceased by his parents Walter and Helen Apostle. He will remain forever in our hearts and be greatly missed by Morag, and his beloved Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Toby, Lexy, Sophie, Dani and Elsie. He was born and raised in Dauphin, MB. His first career was with Manitoba Hydro but in September of 1962 he joined the Winnipeg Police Department where he worked for 37 years retiring as Patrol Sergeant #398 in August 0f 2000. For the majority of his police career Albert’s love was working in the Traffic Division. He was founding member of the Winnipeg Police Museum where he served as a director and Vice President. He was actively involved in the restoration of the old REO Police Patrol Wagon and many other museum projects.
When he was 52 Albert attended the U of M where he received a degree in Slavic Studies. He could also speak several languages. In 2000 Albert and Morag established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg, these scholarships are in honor of the Rhodesian Ridgebacks of Stalkmoor Kennels recognizing the accomplishments of U of M and U of W students who go on to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He also created numerous scholarships through the Canadian Scholarship Trust Fund to various children with their education over the years. Albert also loved sports and was active in playing Hockey, Baseball and Curling.
Prayers will be said on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. also in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB. A Mass will follow in the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church 6594 Henderson Hwy, Gonor, MB, followed by interment in the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Churchyard Cemetery, with Rt. Rev. Protopresbyter Dr. Oleg Krawchenko officiating. Mr. Allan Pawluk cantor. His pallbearers will be Marshall Chiborak, Joe Gallagher, John King, Peter Kazina, Paul Lamotte, Craig Logan, Garth McCombe and Walter Ruta.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Albert may be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Box 175 Grp 327 RR3 Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8.
Rest in Peace and love
Condolences may be left at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.