Allan “Al” Leinweber was born March 29, 1932 in Calgary, Alta. to Henry and Florence Leinweber.
He is the middle child among his older brother Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ and younger sister Lois.
The Henry-Leinweber family moved to Victoria, B.C. where Al grew up riding his bike, delivering newspapers and attended the University of British Columbia where he received his degree in business.
After graduation, he moved back to Calgary to work as an accountant for British American Oil.
During that time, he met the love of his life, Verna Louise Rose, at a community dance where he admittedly went in hopes of “meeting someone”.
Al and Verna were married Nov. 9, 1956. Trevor and Sandi came along shortly after.
Al decided his chosen profession was no longer fulfilling and decided to make a career change which had him attending the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He wanted to be a teacher.
After completion there, he took a “temporary position” at William E. Hay High school in Stettler, Alta. where he retired 30 years later.
He always was someone to finish what he started.
Following retirement, he got involved in keeping the books for the East Central Alberta Heritage Society.
He was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church from day one and happily watched it grow over the years.
Al and Verna built a community of life-long friends (aka “Family”) whose children referred to them as “Uncle Al” and “Auntie Verna”.
In 2007 Al was recognized as “Male Citizen of the Year” by the Stettler Board of Trade in recognition of his dedication, support and contribution to the whole community, which Al was extremely honoured to receive.
Since then, he carried on actively affecting the community in the most kind and loving ways, always willing to lend a hand or help to whomever might need it.
“If he could, he would and he did.”
The latter years found Al reluctantly moving into Paragon Place, which quickly became “home.”
There he stayed, quite happily, for three years before landing in Stettler Hospital and finally a beautiful private room at Heritage House.
For the final year of his life all of the staff who worked there got to know and love him.
Right to the very last minute, Al concerned himself with the well-being and happiness of those around him.
Year after year, day after day, Al showed up in all ways possible, presenting nothing less than the utmost kindness and respect to everyone whom he met.
He will be greatly missed by all who met him whether they knew him as “Al,” “Dad,” “Uncle Al,” “Grandpa,” “Great Grandpa,” or “Mr. Leinweber.”
His legacy will live on forever in fond memories of time spent with him and by treating others as he treated ‘You’.
Survived by son Trevor (Chris); son-in-law Scot (Delamae); grandchildren: Christopher (CJ), Cameron (Jill), Sydney (Corey), TJ (Nicole) and Michael; great-grandchildren: Madison (Sydney) and Kayden (Christopher); as well as his many, many friends.
Al was predeceased by wife Verna and daughter Sandi Brown.
The family wants to be sure to mention that the greatest way to celebrate Al is to go out in the world and celebrate life with people you love.
Should friends desire, memorial donations in memory of Al are gratefully accepted to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and arrangements.
For further information please contact 403-742-3422.