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Rae Eyers
May 7
I never knew Al personally, but his artwork has been enriching my worship at Calgary's Anglican Good Shepherd church for years. Thank you, Al!
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Derwyn Costinak
May 7
The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd has a number of furniture and art pieces that Al made specifically for the parish. His style features significantly in the look of our nave and narthex, and the four-panelled design he put on the front of our holy table has become... Continue Reading
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Cheryl Horrey
May 6
I have a number of carvings in my house marked "Al" with the date. All the furnishings in my church were carved by Al. And all my grandchildren have his incredible Christmas creches which, I'm sure, will be passed on to their children and grandchildren. His carvings ... Continue Reading
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TM
May 4
Thank you Al for the beauty your talent brought to our schools. I’m grateful for the times I spent with you creating sacred spaces. Your creativity and generosity will be missed. Peace to your family.
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Karen Gorecki
May 4
My deepest sympathies to all of Al's family. The world has lost a true gem.

Al generously opened his home for me when I needed a pillow to rest my head. I loved spending time there because Al had created a peaceful sanctuary of animals, wonderful people, and beautiful ...
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Tom Jamin
May 4
As a young kid I tagged along on a visit to Br. Al at Mount Saint Frances. I was mesmerized by Al's shop and took an interest in this little buffalo that was on the shelf. Al was not totally consumed by the adult conversation to notice and gave me the carving. It stands ... Continue Reading
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Fr. Greg Coupal
May 3
My sympathy and prayers to all of the Gerritsen Family.
Al was truly a gifted artist who's talents will be remembered by the many people who appreciate and are inspired by his works in schools, churches and our homes. His legacy as an artist and as a quiet, humble man o...
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Paul Gerritsen
May 3
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Albert. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Paul and Julia gerritsen
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James Touw
May 3
Our sincere condolences to Rebecca, Jennifer and Family. We remember Uncle Albert as a kind and gentle soul, who had a good sense of humour and a ready chuckle. The carved wooden nativity scene he made for us decades ago is still displayed in a prominent place every Chri... Continue Reading
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Nancy O’Brien
May 3
Al’s art surrounded me everyday for 27 years as a teacher for Christ the Redeemer. His creations made me feel wrapped in God’s love.