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July 13, 2019
Mr Abel's was a wonderful man and a great principal. He was kind to all the students and supported his teachers. He had a great sense of humor and wonderful smile. It was a pleasure to work with him. My best to the family. Merrilee Rankin
July 12, 2019
Condolences to Scott Janet Diane Gary, extended families and best of friends. Mr Abels is leaving a lasting legacy, a darn good one! Much love to a brave soul, tender heart, mighty spirit.
July 12, 2019
Duane Abels was such a fine human being, friend and principal. He came to work at Peter S Ogden Elementary School with a smile and a kind word each day. He loved his job and it showed. He was also a master carpenter...those handrails he built for our house will last forever! Thanks for all that you did for the students, families and staff...RIP Duane.
July 12, 2019
Words do not do justice to the impact Mr Ables had on so many of our lives. Like Major commented above, I always counted myself lucky when we first moved to Vancouver and he was my principal at Lieser. He so nicely escorted me through the school and introduced me to Mrs. Adams 2nd grade class. I met Scott and he became one of my closest friends, The Abel's home was always open to me and to the cadre of Scott's other friends. The memories of those years will burn eternal for me as a great friendship with the Abels was forged. You never really know the impact of your life can be on others. For me, Mr Abels was an inspiration to dream a little higher, and an example to be always be the gentleman that he first showed to that young second grader so many years ago. Rest in Peace, Mr Abels, you played a great round!
July 11, 2019
Mr. Abels was my Principal when I went to Lieser Elementary School. I fancied myself as a budding artist back then. Mr. Abels gave and brought a drafting table to our house so I could have my own place for drawing and painting. Very nice Man and an inclusive thinking compassionate Man. He will always be thought of Fondly and with Love.
July 10, 2019
Mr. Abels,
You will always be remembered for your great smile and laugh. And you wore that casual, cool Arnold Palmer look so very well. Peace in your final play through to the great course.
Stan Bentley
July 09, 2019
Mr. Ables was such a nice guy, always had a smile on his face.
So sorry for your loss,
Diane Gatter
July 08, 2019
Sending prayers and blessings ! I worked with Duane at Peter S Ogden Elementary and he was a good honest trusting person I've ever had as a principal! May he rest with the angels! Peace and comfort to his family!

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Duane was such a treasured member of our family. With fond memories and love to all - the Rasmussen's

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