Albert Stephen Vert was born in Altario, Alta. on Sept. 14, 1920 to parents Luther and Mary Jane Vert.
He and his twin brother Alex were the youngest of 14 children.
Albert joined the army in 1942, serving until 1946.
When he was discharged from the army, Albert took over the family farm.
He married Mary Evashkevich on June 14, 1948 and together they raised six children: Linda (Harry) Shoemaker, Vivian (Nicholas) Lowther, Stephen (deceased) (Lorinda) Vert, Eric (Lisa) Vert, Delaine (Kevin) Stewart and Robin Vert-Duffin.
They stayed on the homestead until 1963 when they moved about four miles away in order to get power.
He was a very hard worker and loved to tinker with anything to see if he could get it to work.
Albert always had a good sense of humour.
In 1997 he retired and he and Mary moved to Consort. They moved again in Sept. 2007 into a condo in Stettler where they have lived until his passing.
Albert is survived by his wife Mary of 71 years; five children, 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Stephen.
Albert passed away at the Stettler Hospital on June 14, 2019 at the age of 98 years nine months.
A celebration of life will take place on June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home. A private family interment will follow at the Kirriemuir Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Stars Air Ambulance or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, Alta. T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Card of Thanks
Thank you to the family, neighbours and friends, Doctor Lockhat, all the nurses and Stettler Funeral Home.