Albert Stanley Williams

December 10, 2017


It is with great sadness that the family of Albert Stanley Williams announce his passing on December 10, 2017 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital at the age of 73.
He leaves with many fond memories, and numerous stories and tales, his son Michael (Renée), daughter Joni (Mark), their mother Pamela, and grandchildren Autumn, Katherine, Duncan and Thomas. He will also be lovingly remembered by his brother Earl (Myrtle); a wide circle of friends and relatives including nieces Dorothy and Lisa and sister-in-law Grace; as well as many former coworkers from over 40 years of public service with the provincial government of NL. He worked under every NL Premier before his retirement in 2008.
All are invited to pay their respects and celebrate Albert’s life at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday December 15, 2017 from 9 am to 11 am, funeral service to follow at 11 am. In the Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert’s memory can be made to the Salvation Army Kettle by contacting your local Salvation Army office at 579 2022.



9-11 a.m. on December 15, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday December 15th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Joni, Mark and family – my deepest condolences to all of you

I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing.


May the soul of your father rest in peace. May sweet memories light up the entire right path in your life and give your family strength to bear this hard time.

My sincere condolence to you and your family.

Joni and family – I’m so sorry for your loss.

My fondest memories of Uncle Albert are from my early years growing up in Newfoundland. I recall Uncle Albert as the “cool & hip Uncle”. Remember this was the 70’s. He always had fast cars (my favorite was his Olds Cutlass 442) and he also drove them fast!

We spent many weekends at Nanny Williams’ and many a Saturday night watching Hockey Night in Canada with Montreal vs Toronto. Uncle Albert would be cheering on his beloved Habs while Uncle Bob would be pulling for the Leafs. As David also recalled, those were good times with lots of ribbing on both sides of the room.

After moving away, every time I’d be home for a visit Uncle Albert would always be sure to make time to get together for a visit and/or a chat.

Michael and Joni and your families, you can rest assured your Dad will never be forgotten by those that were lucky enough to have known him. Our thoughts are with you now and always.

I was sorry to learn of Albert’s passing. We worked together at Treasury Board for a number of years. Albert worked endless hours ensuring that the provincial budget was meticulously prepared. A gentle quiet person, with a kind word and a smile for all. My condolences to the family

I wish to express my sincere condolences to Albert’s family. I worked with another Government Department and he was our budgetary contact person for many years. He was a fabulous person to deal with and an all-around great guy. Very sorry to hear about his passing.

So sad to hear of Albert’s passing,. He was a great guy to work with always funny and supported and guided many of us with his extensive experience and history. Most of all he will be missed because he was such a great person to call your friend. We will all miss him dearly.

To MIchael and Joni and your families. Uncle Albert will always hold a special place in my heart. He was more than an uncle, more like a big brother to me especially during the period he lived with us while attending university. My heart aches right along with you and his sudden departure makes it even harder to bear. Take strength in knowing he loved you both so much and many times at family gatherings he would proudly show me the most recent pictures of your children. Remember this mortal journey we are on is simply a small part of the journey. His physical presence may be gone but his soul lives on. You will always carry him in your heart. My husband, Larry along with our son, Marc wish you much strength as you move forward in the days and weeks ahead. xo.

Uncle Albert and I shared many laughs and chats during the years he lived in my apartment. These chats always ended with Uncle Albert walking away with a funny comment and a grin.
He spoke of his children so fondly and always looked forward to Micheal and Joni’s Sunday night calls. No event was more important than being available for those phone calls.
Uncle Albert has been a big part of my family as long as I can remember. Todd, Sarah, Luke and I will always treasure the memories of the happy times we shared with our special uncle. He will be dearly missed.

So sorry for your loss,God bless.

Our deepest condolences to Earl and Myrtle and family. He was a dearly loved brother and family member, always so pleasant and kind, a gentle soul.
Our sympathy also to his children and grandchildren.
I have known Albert since my sister Myrtle married his brother Earl many moons ago and always enjoyed his company.
He was a fixture at all the family gatherings and will be sorely missed.
He did “ go gentle into that good night “.
Rest In Peace Albert.

So many good memories of uncle Albert . I had the privilege of spending alot of time with him and his family growing up . The Saturday night hockey games with Albert being a huge Montreal fan and my dad being a Toronto fan was priceless. Uncle Albert took me to see my first movie in a theatre . ROCKY . And my first Big Mac ! I will always have those memories and i will always be a huge Montreal Canadiens fan .

My sincerest condolences on Albert’s passing. I was so saddened to hear this news. I haven’t seen Albert in recent years, but I worked with him in the Budgeting Division several years ago and I remember him fondly. His humour, friendliness, and willingness to help made him a pleasure to work with. Joni & Michael, he spoke of you often & was a very proud dad. May he rest in peace.

Renee and Mike-
So sorry for your loss. Lee and I are sending you our thoughts. Hugs to you all.
Lee and Kim

My deepest condolences to the family on your loss. Albert was one of a kind and I was honoured and proud to have worked with him on the various departmental budgets that I was affiliated with. He indeed was “Mr. Capital Budget “for the Provincial Government and always conducted himself with such class and comittment. I thoroughly enjoyed our hockey discussions about his beloved “ Canadiens “ and my Leafs. R.I.P. my friend

I am so sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. Albert was a great person to work with in Treasury Board/Finance over the many years, you could always count on him. He was a very nice, friendly person and Often Albert would share a little story……i remember him telling me about the time he met Johnny Cash.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Deepest sympathy to the Williams family. I knew Albert as a very quite capable employee with the provincial government during my years as a member of the house of assembly. Roger Fitzgerald

I wish I could be with you all right now. I have fond memories of Albert when he lived with us.. He was always gentle and obliging. Your Dad was a wonderful and caring person, Joni and Michael.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Aunt Grace

To Albert’s family, please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your Father, Grandfather, & Brother.
Albert was a truly great person to work with, a real gentle man at all times. We shared many a laugh & many a lunch with the work group of which he & I were a part of for the last number of years.
We are all shocked to lose our dear friend. Rest In Peace Albert. You will never be forgotten.

I was so sorry to hear the news about Albert. I worked with Albert a number of years ago in Treasury Board and he was always a kind and gentle presence, but he also loved a good time. Please accept my sympathy. Alison Earle

Albert was such a fine man and a great worker. He certainly made his contribution over his many years in government. He was a true professional and held a wealth of knowledge that he was only too happy to share. My sincere condolences to family on your loss .
Joan Marie Aylward

To all of Albert’s family, I wish to express my sincere sympathy. I have known Albert over 20 years working with him in the Public Service and have enjoyed these many years of friendship with him. Albert’s friendliness and helpfulness to all his co-workers was remarkable. His sense of humor was a treat!
He will be missed!
Our thoughts are with you during this time.

RIP Albert. Nice to have known you.

Joni, Michael and to all Albert’s family I offer my sincere condolences on his passing. I worked with Albert for about 15-16 years and truly enjoyed working with him. I know you’ve heard some of his stories about things he said or did at work but he truly was a very kind-hearted and caring man who loved his family and his job. I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts. Rest in Eternal Peace Albert, you will be sadly missed.

Joni and Micheal
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle person who always enjoyed a good laugh.
He will be sady missed by everyone who knew him.

I was so shocked and deeply saddened to learn about Albert’s sudden passing. I first met Albert and the extended Williams family in the late 70s and over the years I was blessed to have enjoyed many wonderful times and warm hospitality in the company of this beautiful family.

It was always a joy to run into Albert in the corridors of Confederation Building and have a chat about the family. We had a few scuffs and laughs over the years as well at the Social Club parties. Albert was a true gentleman, kind and caring and so young at heart, and he could always bring a smile to my face.

I can still see his office and the mountains of files and records that surrounded him. Albert had a wealth of experience and government knowledge and was an invaluable support person to many government employees over the years.

To Albert’s children, Michael and Joni and your families, to Pam, to his brother Earl (Myrtle, Dorothy, Stephen, Lisa and your families) and sister-in-law Grace, and to other relatives, friends and former coworkers, I extend my deepest condolences and hope that the many memories of happier times spent with Albert will comfort you during this sad and difficult time. May he rest in peace!

“Those special people who can touch
our lives are like precious jewels
Amongst life’s treasure, they shine on us and
leave a lasting impression,
a unique mark on our heart, a gift without measure.” (Author Unknown)

Thank you Joni and Michael for sharing your Dad, Albert with us. He was a big part of our extended “Budgeting Family”. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.

Good bye Albert. Til we meet again. All the best!

Donna (Brewer)

So sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. He was such a gentleman with a kind heart and an ever present smile. So knowledgeable and willing to help. He will be fondly remembered

Joni , Micheal , so very sorry about your fathers passing !!!! Uncle Albert being my mother’s youngest brother , they were close !!!!! I have many fond memories of Uncle Albert he was a good man and always had a smile and a good laugh or two !!!!! Uncle Albert you will be missed by many !!!! Thoughts and prayers are with you all !!!!

Family members – Albert Williams

Albert Williams ,a founding member of Treasury Board’s Budget Division in the emergence of the Vic Young era
Solid as a rock and so reliable and committed to his work -His role as Mr. Capital defined him as well as many other things . I was proud and honored to have him work beside me for some 15 years in Treasury Board – He was a truly inspirational and kind person and so knowledgeable of Government operations . The “coffee royale” concoctions kept us alert enough to survive the overnight proofing of the budget speech and the hair dryers to dry the budget book ink on the night before the Budget Speech was to be delivered . Good bye good friend and god bless


Joni and Michael,
I’m very sorry for your loss at such a young age.
I remember Uncle Albert as gentle and pleasant.
He will be missed by many.

I also knew Albert from work…we used to keep asking him when he’d retire! A lovely man, always in good spirits and a fun sense of humor….please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Gentle soul, Great teacher. Compassionate human. You will forever be missed, Albert.

So sad to hear this news today. I worked with Albert at Treasury Board in the early 80’s and always dropped by to see him whenever I had occasion to be at the Confederation Building. What a treat to see him a few times after retirement – I know he will be missed dearly by all who were lucky enough to know this fine gentleman. His stories brought smiles and laughter to so many.

Joni and Michael,
I worked for 14 years with your dad at Treasury Board in Confederation Building. He always had a story to tell. We shared many laughs. One laugh in particular was one day as he walked by our office he stopped by and was teasing myself and my co-worker, Anne. He must have stopped by that day several times and I told him the next time he did, I would throw a golf ball at him. In true Albert fashion, he stopped by and sure enough I stayed true to my word. He got such a kick out of that. On a serious note, he spoke with great pride about both of you. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face. He was truly one of a kind person, and I feel blessed to have known him.

Mike, Renee and family. Melissa and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Mike, it was only Saturday night that we were talking about your dad and to find out Sunday that he passed away was quite a shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.