Magalang “Al” Luna
Magalang “Al” Luna, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, after several months of battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 59 years old. Magalang died peacefully with his beloved wife and family by his side. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Magalang managed his illness with strength and grace, and he wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. To Magalang, being a kind and dependable husband and father was of the utmost importance to him, and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family.
Magalang is survived by his wife of 33 years, Leilani, daughter Samantha Delos Reyes, son-in-law Edward Delos Reyes, grandson Ethan Delos Reyes, mother Amparo Luna, mother-in-law Josefina Ordoñez, sisters (Minarda, Melanie, Masinag), sisters-in-law (Nory, Linda and Ruby) and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by his father Porfirio Luna, brother Magsikap, and sister Mina Nimfa. Magalang was a loving father, husband, brother, grandfather, cousin, godfather and friend to all. He will be lovingly missed by the Ordoñez, Mercado, Senaris, Monton, Ramos, Guinto, Mendoza, Pineda, Mancilla, and Alvarez families.
Magalang lived his life to the fullest and could always be counted on to help his family and friends. He was a kind man with a playful and comedic sense of humour. He loved to cook and always worked hard to provide for his family. He spent many years as a painter with S.R. Alvarez in the Philippines and even worked for Agemar Co as a cook on one of their ships. After immigrating to Canada in 2004 with his family, Magalang worked as a Lead Hand Painter at Carte International, a Painter at Southside Painting, and at MacDon Industries. He later switched careers to become a health care aide at Home Instead Senior Care and The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. Regardless of where he worked, his main goal was always to provide the best possible life for his wife and daughter.
His family would like to thank his medical team (Riverview Health Centre, PANSU Concordia, Oncology and Palliative team (Nurses: Tamara and Natalie), WRHA (Health Care Aide: Manuel), and JTRC Services (Health Care Aide: Allan Carandang) for all their support and who made such difficult times a little easier through their kindness, compassion, and excellent care of Magalang.
The viewings (lamay) will take place at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 477 Main St, West St. Paul on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, and Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. each night. His family will be present to welcome loved ones. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 748 Keewatin St., on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Private crematory services will follow in the afternoon.