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Albert Ernest Hlaca


November 15, 1936 - April 25, 2023
In loving memory ~
Albert passed away suddenly on April 25th, 2023, at the age of 86 years old. He leaves behind his loving family - wife, Muriel Hlaca; 3 daughters, Vesna, Susan (Mark) and Donna (Glenn); only grandson, Zack; sisters, Mira and Maria; a supportive extended family of the Dillabough circle; his life-time friend, Wes White of Prince Rupert, BC.
Albert was predeceased by his parents, Miroslav and Ernesta; brothers-in-law, Tony and Stefan; and nephews, Bojan and Zon.
Albert was born in Placé, Yugoslavia where he graduated from high school and began chasing his dream of becoming a Journeyman Painter and received his final certification.
Upon fleeing Yugoslavia, Albert resided in Prince George, B.C. (20 years) where he continued his beloved career until his retirement in Prince Rupert in the year 2000.
Everyone who knew Albert knew that he absolutely cherished his time out on the ocean in his prized possession, The Swede Bay. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and all things outdoors. Albert also had a phenomenal soft spot for animals and was rarely seen out of the house without some form of treat in his pocket.
Albert was a very kind and generous person and will be forever missed. He leaves behind a hole that can never be filled.
A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Memorial - 1924 10th Ave NW. Condolences may be made at
Arrangements are made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5 403-905-0440