2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Bill Albers November 8, 1937 - August 16, 2013

After a courageous battle with cancer, Bernard Henry William (Bill) Albers of Brinston passed away peacefully on August 16, 2013 in the Kemptville District Hospital. He was in his 76th year.

He was born on November 8, 1937 at Emmen, The Netherlands to the late Bernard Hienrick Albers and Maria Helena Valke. When Bill was a teenager his family emigrated from Klazeinaveen in the Netherlands to Canada where they settled in Alberta. He later moved to the Brinston area, where he owned and operated Bill’s Refrigeration and Repairs for over 25 years.

Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Alberta (Steele -Richards), son Joe (Irene) of Iroquois and daughters Louise of Cornwall, Sharon Van Bridger (Greg) of Morrisburg and Linda of Cornwall. Bill will also be missed by his brother Ben of Iroquois.

He will be dearly missed by stepdaughters Betty-Ann Jeffery (Allen) of Stittsville, Brenda DeJong (Ed) of Winchester Springs and stepsons David Richards (Kathy) of Chesterville, Ron Richards (Myra) of Calgary, Don Richards (Elle) of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Scott Richards (Tammy) of Landsdowne. Grandpa/Poppa will be missed by 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, as well as 2 expected great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by brothers: Bernard of Holland, John of Nova Scotia, Henry of Brockville, Martin of Brinston, George of Cornwall, and sisters Alaida of Holland, Catherine (Kitty) of Holland, Ann Westover of Barwick and Mary Palmer of Brockville. .

Uncle Bill will be missed by many nieces and nephews.


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Funeral Arrangements:

Bill will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836). A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday August 19, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Mountain Township Agriculture Hall, 2967 Lough Road, on Tuesday August 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

By family request, donations may be made to the Dundas County Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

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    Kevin & Darlene Markell says
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    Pam (Albers) Penner says

    To the family, my thoughts are with you.


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    Cindy & Kelly Peters says

    Our condolences to Alberta, Sharon, Joe, Louise, Linda and families. Many great memories of spending time at your house growing up, Bill was always a practical joker with all the kids. I hope you find some consolation that he is finally at peace, and no longer in pain. Thinking of all of you this week…

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    Carole Warren says

    Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time. Sorry to hear about Bill.

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    Tracey St. Louis says

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. Brenda please remember I am here for you whatever you need. Take care of your self. T

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    Jenny Albers says

    Uncle Bill was a great man and will be missed by all !

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    Kim Paquette says

    Bill would always bring smiles wherever he went. It never took too long to see the gruff, hard, grumpy personna was simply an act and there was a big teddy bear underneath. Always one to tell his latest joke and had to share a mint, he always had a handful in his pocket. It was warming to see the love he expressed whenever he spoke about Alberta. To Alberta and his family, my sincere condolences. Bill will surely be missed.

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    Darlene Marion says

    Dear Sharon,

    On behalf of my family, please accept our condolences and prayers for you and your family at this time.

    God Bless and may your father rest in eternal peace.


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    Valerie Albers says

    I love you Grandpa and I miss you every day. You were the strongest man I ever had the honor of knowing. I’m glad your in a better place now and no longer hurting. You will forever be in our hearts <3 I'm just sorry my baby did not get to meet such an amazing person. Love always your grand baby

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