Obituary of Albert Armand Primeau
Albert Armand Primeau was born January 2nd, 1936, in the D’Amour district and passed away peacefully on November 15th, 2022, at Saskatoon RUH with his family by his side. He married Naomi Klassen on November 13th, 1959, and together they had four children: Julie, Bonnie, Jesse, & Denise. While there were lots of good times, there was also no shortage of challenges & setbacks but he & Naomi persevered…..and as a result they had a very tight knit family.
Albert worked at the PFRA for many years and in 1976 took over as Pasture Manager at Meeting Lake, retiring in 1997. He loved working with horses from the time he was a child all throughout his life, horse trading, breaking saddle & harness horses, rodeos, horse pulls, building wagons & sleighs, and while not a veterinarian, he was also known for his medicinal horse therapies & cures. In fact, after barely surviving an aortic aneurysm almost 5 years ago, with dogged determination, he still cut and baled hay every year since to feed his horses. To top it all off he could fix almost anything…he was the family electrician, plumber, welder, carpenter, mechanic, and much more.
He LOVED family gatherings, visiting with his children and teasing the grandkids & great grandkids, telling them stories which were sometimes slightly enhanced. He is a legend to them just as a grandpa should be. There are many pictures and fond memories of these gatherings, and he will long be remembered and cherished.
Albert is survived by Naomi, his loving wife of 63 years; his children Julie (Ken), Bonnie, Jesse, & Denise (Ken); grandchildren Amy (Jim), Carla (Christian), Krista (Shaun), Cole (Madison), Michelle (Bobby), & Harley; his sisters-in-law Martha, Betty, Carol (Harvey), Dianne, & Gertie; his brothers-in-law Arthur (Lynn) & Ron (Jennifer); 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Fred & Marguerite Primeau; brothers: Wilfrid, Johnny, Alfred, Elzear, Alcide, Rene, & Leon; sisters: Rose Alma, Leona, Irene, & Helen; his parents-in-law George & Anne Klassen; brothers-in-law Reuben, Allan, Victor, & Marvin.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm from the Lions Community Hall, Shell Lake, SK with Delores Beaulac officiating. Honorary pallbearers are considered “All those who shared in Albert’s life”. The pallbearers were Bobby Kwiatkowski, Christian Lobb, Jim Wingert, Shaun Nelson, Kyle Lobb, & Xzavier Lobb. Albert’s final resting place is in the Shell Lake Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.
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