Albert James SCHUMAN

Albert James SCHUMAN

On June 2, 2011, Albert Schuman passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital.

Albert was born at Dungre, Saskatchewan in 1922. He was the youngest in the family of Mary and Michael Schuman; a family of eight boys and two girls.

The family moved to Archer­ville, SK in 1934 where Albert attended school and worked in the area until 1942 when he joined the Canadian Army. He was stationed in Regina, where he met his wife to be, Rachel. They were married December 25, 1943 at Rhien, SK. They then returned to Regina where Albert worked for Ashdown’s Wholesale Hardware for a short while. He then worked as a fireman for the Regina Fire Department.

In 1945, Albert and Rachel moved back to the Archerville district where they farmed until 1947. They then moved to Flin Flon, MB where Albert worked with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting until he took early retirement in 1981. Albert and Rachel then ­began their retirement years in Chilliwack, BC.

Albert enjoyed curling, Golfing and working with Rachel on their retirement home. They resided there until their passing, Rachel in 2002. They both enjoyed Chilliwack very much. Albert has been a resident of the Lynnwood Retirement Residence since 2004. There he made many good friends and enjoyed the friendly, social atmosphere.

He will be sadly missed by his sons, Dale (Val) and Brian (Joanne); his grandchildren, Holly (Jeff), Kelly (Kevin), Tyler (Lindsey) and Kyle ­(Alesha); great-grandchildren, Dominic, Clinton, Tanyka, Tyson and Claire. He also leaves to mourn his brother George (Lil) of Flin Flon, MB and his close friend Hanni Holtel of Qualicum Beach, BC.

In addition to Rachel, Albert was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary, brothers Henry, Raymond, Arthur, Walter Fred and Bernard as well as his sisters, Rose and Alice.

A family funeral service was held from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45685 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack. Interment took place in Chilliwack Cemetery with his sons and grandchildren as casket bearers.

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