WERNER, Alvin

b. 10 January 1966 –  Steinbach, Manitoba

d. 30 September 2020 – Cochrane, Alberta

Alvin Werner, much loved husband, father, brother and friend, passed away suddenly in the early evening of September 30th, 2020, in Cochrane Alberta at the age of 54.

Alvin’s life was built around his love of family, friendships, outdoor adventure, aviation, and travel. His passion for photography, WWII history and modelling is familiar to everyone who got to know him. He worked hard, played hard and lived each day to the fullest. He had a boundless curiosity and loved to learn, enjoying conversations and sharing new ideas with friends. Alvin was steadfast, loyal and generous; a straight-shooter with a mischievous sense of humour.

He is survived by his wife Lise, his daughters Sonja and Kaysa, his brothers Hans, Willie, Gerhard, and sisters Marie, Alvina, and Sieglinde.

A celebration of Alvin’s life will be live-streamed at 10:30 am  on Friday October 9, 2020, at the following:

https://tv.cochranealliance.com/en/c/celebrating-the-life-of-alvin-werner.2674

In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations can be made in Alvin’s name to Mennonite Central Committee Alberta (403 275 6935; donate.mcccanada.ca), or Cochrane Food Bank. (cochraneactivettes.com)

  1. On 04/10/2020 at 9:34 pm HELEN SHORE Said:

    We grieve with you at the passing of Alvin. We pray that you may in time find comfort knowing he is now whole and healed.

  2. On 06/10/2020 at 11:01 am Katherine Hildebrand Said:

    Now Alvin’s body is at rest, may his soul be at peace and full of joy in God’s heavenly home.

    I send my deepest heart felt sympathy to Alvin’s family and friends.

    Kay Hildebrand

  3. On 06/10/2020 at 11:02 am Katherine Hildebrand Said:

    Now Alvin’s body is at rest, may his soul be at peace and full of joy in God’s heavenly home.

    I send my deepest heart felt sympathy to Alvin’s family and friends.

  4. On 06/10/2020 at 3:29 pm Lorna Driedger Said:

    Lise, I am so sorry for your loss of Alvin. Condolences to you and your family.

  5. On 06/10/2020 at 6:28 pm Marjorie Jantzen Said:

    Lise, Sonja and Kaysa and all your extended family. There are no words to express the sadness I feel for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the next weeks as you navigate the weeks ahead.
    Love and Prayers, Marjorie

  6. On 06/10/2020 at 6:37 pm Merle Hiebert Said:

    Lise, Sonja and Kaysa, I pray that you’ll experience the comfort of Christ in these difficult days.

  7. On 07/10/2020 at 7:22 pm Bev Reimer Said:

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Randy and Sieglinde and Clare and Alvina. We, Al and Caroline Peters and I, bumped into Alvin in July biking at the Nordic Centre in Canmore, and were so happy to connect. We’ll meet again!

  8. On 08/10/2020 at 8:45 am Cheryl Pauls Said:

    Dear Lise, My heart breaks for you in the loss of Alvin. As you walk with raw grief, the story of Alvin’s beautiful life energy is remembered and cherished. May great love surround you.

  9. On 08/10/2020 at 1:29 pm Ian Warnock Said:

    Dear Werner family, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Alvin’s passing. We worked together for several years and I have many fond memories of Alvin. His interest for all things was contagious by his sheer yet humble enthusiasm. Not only did he make me better at my job and introduce me to new things, he made everyone a better person by way of his honest and resolute personality. So with this I give my most sincere heart felt condolences to you, his family. You will me missed my friend.

  10. On 08/10/2020 at 6:45 pm Lolly Newman Said:

    Our hearts go to you Lise, Sonja and Kaysa. Although I know that no words can ease losing Alvin. We are deeply saddened, just you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayer. It is hard seeing Alvin Werner’s Obituary in today’s Cochrane Eagle. We send you our condolences.

  11. On 08/10/2020 at 6:46 pm Lolly Newman Said:

    Our hearts go to you Lise, Sonja and Kaysa. Although I know that no words can ease losing Alvin. We are deeply saddened, just you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayer. It is hard seeing Alvin Werner’s Obituary in today’s Cochrane Eagle.

  12. On 09/10/2020 at 6:17 am Lisa hupkes Said:

    I am Lisa Hupkes My daughter Stacy we are praying for you

  13. On 09/10/2020 at 6:42 am Cheryl Nickurak Said:

    Dear Lise, Sonja and Kaysa and all family. This is so very shocking. I am so sorry. My heart is out for you. Much love and prayers.

  14. On 09/10/2020 at 8:54 am Roy G. Dahl Said:

    Lise. I am so shocked and sad about Alvin. I am thinking of you, your daughters, and the Werner and Guenter families.

  15. On 09/10/2020 at 8:57 am Vic Goossen Said:

    My sincere condolences to your family. I got to know Alvin at CBI in Clearbrook BC. I enjoyed his friendship, laughter and genuine love of life. Praying for God’s peace to rest over your family.

  16. On 09/10/2020 at 10:37 am Garry Koop Said:

    My sincere and heart-felt condolences. This is so tragic. I am so sorry. Alvin was a neighbor and friend of mine growing up. We had a lot of wonderful times and fun together in our early years. I remember him fondly as a super guy. I pray you will know and experience the presence of our Heavenly Father of mercy and grace, and the God of all comfort.

  17. On 09/10/2020 at 12:58 pm Ted Hildebrandt Said:

    My heartfelt sympathies to Lise, Sonja and Kaysa and the entire extended family. Truly tragic. Alvin was a friend that I got to know many years ago at CBI and then later spent nearly 4 months travelling with him in Nepal and Indonesia. What great memories of adventure, laughter and deep discussions. Although I had not seen Alvin for many years, I have never forgotten his friendship. May you all find peace in the coming days.

  18. On 09/10/2020 at 1:02 pm Sylvia Hui Said:

    Dear Lise, I was so sad to hear this. Praying you and the girls feel God’s presence and comfort during this time.

  19. On 09/10/2020 at 1:58 pm Jim and Gretchen Guenter Said:

    Our thougts and prayers are with you all today. We are so thankful we could join in memory of Alvin, and the celebration of such an amazing life.

  20. On 09/10/2020 at 2:57 pm Pete & Shirley Christiansen Said:

    lise, our heartfelt sympathy to you & your girls. Our prayers are for strength & peace now & in the days to come.
    God’s blessings

  21. On 09/10/2020 at 6:50 pm Wilbert Wohlgemuth Said:

    Our condolence to the Alvin’s family and extended Werner Cousins at this difficult time. Wilbert & Lydia Wohlgemuth

  22. On 12/10/2020 at 2:50 pm Lynette MacCulloch Said:

    I am so sad and shocked to hear about Alvin and so sorry for you and your family. I did not know Alvin well but he always seemed to be a happy and gentle soul. In my minds eye I can see him skiing around at the Nordic center under the night lights trying to hit those targets along with the rest of us. I do pray that your memories will bring you some comfort. God Bless you and your family.

  23. On 12/10/2020 at 4:39 pm Scott Peters Said:

    I was saddened to hear of Alvin’s passing and would like to extend my condolences to the Werner family. Alvin and I were friends growing up and I still have fond memories of building models in his parents basement, and blowing some of them up in my parents backyard:) God Bless you and your family.

  24. On 12/10/2020 at 8:27 pm Bonnie Bend Said:

    Lise, we are so sad to hear the news of Alvin’s passing. Our hearts break for you and the girls. We will always have fond memories of the fun times and interesting book club conversations we had with you both. He was a good man, and we are so sorry for your loss as well as the loss to all who knew and loved him.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.
    Bonnie & Edgar

  25. On 13/10/2020 at 3:35 pm Marcella Said:

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Alvin. I remember him when we were small children, playing at Ash Park in Steinbach. He had blonde hair and was permanently tanned from playing outside. Always friendly. An adorable little boy. He would spend hours at the park playing with his model plane…trying to get the motor to actually work so he could fly his plane. Everybody liked him.

  26. On 13/10/2020 at 6:46 pm April Matsuno Said:

    Lise – my sincerest condolences to you and your family on this tragic loss. My thoughts are with you.

  27. On 14/10/2020 at 11:58 am Nicole Yarema Said:

    Dear Lise, I am so saddened by the loss of Alvin. You, Sonja and Kaysa are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

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