Our hearts and prayers

… go out to the Ugrin family on the passing of Albino. Edith, his wife, was our school librarian and archivist for over a decade. Several of his children are SCCS alumni.


Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albino on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Left to mourn Albino are his loving wife, Edith, of 57 years of marriage; sons, Edward (Cathie) and Brian (Sandy); daughter, Patricia (Scott) Smith; six grandchildren, Heidi (Paul) Ouellette, Bryan (Meghan), Teo and Elio Ugrin, Thomas and Kasey Smith; great-grandson Henry Ouellette; as well as his sister-in-law Ines of Muggia, Italy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Italy and Slovenia. He was predeceased by his parents; his five brothers; five sisters, and grandson Lucas Ugrin. On April 1, 1931 Albino was born in San Querico di Pinguente, Italy, now Socerga, Slovenia. He was the youngest of 11 children born to Josef and Ana (nee Palcic) Ugrin. On July 11, 1954, Albino left Trieste, Italy and arrived in Canada on July 22. He met Edith in January 1957 while attending a dance and they were married in July 1959. While learning English, he worked at various jobs and at Canada Iron from 1958 to 1962. Albino attended trade school and became a Journeyman Bricklayer until 1967 at which time he changed jobs and worked as a custodian at Tuxedo Shaftesbury High School until retirement in 1991. Albino loved and enjoyed life. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his passion, only ahead of his keen interest in politics and world affairs. He cooked and danced very well and enjoyed both tremendously. Albino and Edith also travelled, sharing several journeys to various points in Europe and North America. He will always be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and gentle person. Albino lived a very full and long life. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 255 Stafford Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Joe Newman, S.J. presiding. The family wishes to thank Dr. K. Burkett and his team at St. Boniface Hospital for the care provided to Albino. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, C1026-409 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 2A6, or a charity of your choice. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2016