Albert was the seventh and last child born to Steve and Nellie (Goreski) Ferleyko on January 18, 1932. He grew up on the family farm near Melville Saskatchewan and received his education at Reimer School. He continued to enjoy farming and working alongside his brothers on the farm for many years.
In his early years, Al worked for Martin’s Bakery and Smith Fruit where he met the love of his life. On August 25, 1956 he married Agnes Margaret Zandee at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton, Sask. They were blessed with five children, Deborah, David, Donna, Diane and lastly Darren born in 1973. Always together they built a family, this was their treasure.
Al retired from Western Grocers after 40 years of employment where he worked as a warehouse superintendent. He met many people and made many friends. In his retirement he enjoyed going for coffee every morning with his friends.
Al loved his family, nothing gave him as much pleasure as spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his home and his yard. Many years were spent camping and enjoying a campfire. He loved his pets over the years and always loved petting any dog or cat. Al and Agnes enjoyed playing cards, dancing and visiting with their neighbors and friends. He was a master at bowling and was seen at the Yorkton Bowling Alley a couple times a week. He was involved in every aspect of his children’s sports, ranging from hockey, figure skating, baseball, bowling and could be seen travelling many weekends to support them. Always a smile, always a handshake, Al was loved by all who met him.
Al leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Deborah McFarlane of Calgary, David (Nicole) of Edmonton, Donna (Terry) Best of Regina, Diane (Carey) Gleason of Yorkton, Darren of Calgary. His grandchildren, Abby (Ryan), Anita (John) Alden, Evan, Brittnie (Josh), Jordan (Aaron), Amanda, Chris, Curtis, Hannah, Hayden, Heather. His great grandchildren, Max, Maggie, Emmett, Kyp, Kaiden and Aria. His sister in laws Nellie and Carol, many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends, and his faithful companion Ronnie. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Agnes, his parents, brothers, John, Joe, William, and Rudy, his sisters Lena and Mary, his grandson Adam.
Memorial donations may be made to Westview United Church (355 Bradbrooke Dr, Yorkton, SK S3N 2K7), or to Paws & Claws Animal Rescue (Box 1047, Yorkton, SK S3N 2X3) as gifts of remembrance.