Albert Frederick Surette passed away in Halifax on June 28, 2023, at the young age of 63. He was born and raised in Halifax, and later lived in Cape Breton for many years, where he worked at Plaza Ford, and later the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.
His courageous battle with diabetes in recent years showed his willingness to face life’s challenges with a positive attitude and a smile, particularly when he saw and talked with his two beautiful daughters, Nicole, and Madison. Despite his pain, Albert stayed strong until the very end when he passed peacefully with family and friends at his bedside.
An avid Montreal Canadiens fan and hockey card collector, Albert’s loyalty to his favourite team never waned, regardless of the teasing when the win-column was not particularly stellar.
Albert was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Dorothy, brother Peter, and sister Linda (Clifford Snook) Gale. He will be forever missed by his daughters Nicole (Phil) and Madison (Louis), brother Donnie (Sandra) Surette, and sisters Thelma (Jim) Parker and Dorothy (Jimmy) Painting, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Albert’s family is graciously appreciative for the nurses and doctors at the Halifax Infirmary who cared for him so thoughtfully these past few months. Cremation will take place. A celebration of life will be held on July 11, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. at 338 Amesbury Gate, Bedford.