Albert passed away quietly on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, at the age of 91, surrounded by his family. Cherished husband of Joanne for 62 years. Loved father of Bill Vandenheuvel and Jackie Hooks, Miriam and Pat Carmody, Liz and Dean Edwardson, Cindy and Mark Krajewski, Roger and Kathi Vandenheuvel, Jeff and Michelle Vandenheuvel and Gary and Tammy Vandenheuvel, and his special niece Liz McLachlan. Treasured grandfather of Stephen, Christopher, Gregory, Sarah, Matthew, Erika, Carly, Marcy, Jason, Lindsey, Megan, Vanessa, Jessica, Paula, Ryan, Collin, and Kirsten. Loving great-grandfather of Baya, Harper, Mackenzie, Taylor, Leyla, Skyla, Jackson, Logan, Ellie, Neyla, Kinley and Lilly. Survived by his two brothers and seven sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert and Joanne enjoyed 62 years together as they raised their family. Their love and devotion to one another was evident to all who encountered them. Their love for one another sustained them through every moment of their lives. Joanne lovingly and tenderly cared for Albert through their lives together. Dad will always be known for his great sense of humour, his kindness and his care for others. Albert was a proud member of the Carpenters Union. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Bluewater Health Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Units. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Albert loved children and always referred to them as “little ones”. In lieu of flowers, donations to Noelle’s Gift would be appreciated by the family (cheques only at the funeral home please).