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Al Steiner

February 11, 1953 ~ July 11, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Al Steiner Obituary

In the early evening of July 11, 2023, Al Steiner, 70 passed away suddenly at his home in Dauphin, MB.

Al was born in Whitemouth, MB to George and Eva (Kantola) Steiner.  The family moved to Grandview, MB where Al spent his formative years and got into plenty of mischief!  After completing grade 11, Al entered the workforce deciding to pursue a career as a plumber.  He worked in The Pas, remote mines in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Edmonton and finally to Dauphin where he was employed by his brother Jim.  In 1985, Al started his own plumbing and heating business (AMS Plumbing & Heating) operating it until ill health caused his early retirement.  Al  enjoyed interacting with his customers and made so many friends along the way.  In 2014, he was offered an opportunity that was life changing and he really found his passion - teaching.  Al was employed with University College of the North travelling to remote areas to pass on his plumbing knowledge to students.  Not only did Al find this job fulfilling, he made many friends and mentored students who he kept in touch with.  Oxford House was his favorite posting and he was proud of helping to make a difference in the residents lives.  After a life altering accident in 2017, Al retired from teaching.  In his retirement he discovered the wonderful, frustrating, heartbreaking work of dog rescue.  Al worked tirelessly for Collie Rescue Network, transporting, fostering, and delivering Rough Collies to their new homes.  Al once remarked "I don't know why anyone would want any other breed of dog, Collies are perfect!".  In his heart he was always a cat guy, especially the orange crazy ones.  Al loved sports, especially hockey and the Montreal Canadiens.   He played minor hockey to commercial hockey as an adult.  His favorite memory is scoring the winning goal for the Colonels team to win the commercial league championship.  Al was a big supporter of the Dauphin Kings Hockey Club, billeting players, employing some of them, and he was always there for the games.  He remained in contact with many of the former players until just before he passed.  Al was very well known for his pranks and his sense of humor.  Many of you were his victims! 

Al is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dawn, furkids, Marvin, Max and Maggie.  He is survived by brothers Garry (Lynne) Oakbank, MB, Jim (Trudy); Wayne (Carla) Dauphin, Bob (NWT), Bruce (Janice) Cormorant, MB, brother in law Raymond McQuarrie, brother in law Cliff Rerick, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are his mother in law Marion Chapin, brother in law Myles (Linda) Sorrento, BC, and sister in law Tami (Bruce) of Dauphin.

Al was predeceased by his parents, infant sister Sharon, infant brother Gerald, sisters Arlene, Laura and Irene. 

Thank you to the paramedics and RCMP for your quick response and professionalism.  Thank you to Luke of Pathways Funeral Services for your kind compassion.  Special thank you to Tami, Bruce and Inny for your strength and caring. 

In accordance with Al's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.  Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Dauphin Fire Department.  Thank you for saving his life in 2017.

When you remember Al:  gather some loved ones, light a bonfire, raise a glass, have a wiener roast and make someone laugh! (His favorite things!)

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