Robert KABEL
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KABEL, Robert Gerald
November 11, 1934 - November 12, 2016
In loving memory of Robert Gerald Kabel. Words meant to express how much Bob Kabel was loved by family and friends would fill volumes of books rather than this short note.
When Bob set a goal, he succeeded at it. He was a talented executive for Labatt Breweries, a professional hockey player and was a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. But - to Bob - what really mattered to him was his family.
He is survived by his wife Joann, his daughters Kathy and Charlene, daughter-like sister Eve; sons-in-law Ronald, Gary and Kevin and his brothers Dunc, Neil and Ron. Bob adored his grandchildren Angie, Bobby, Erinn, Bailey, Brittany, Kit and Cassie. And he grew to love their spouses Roy, Trevor and Tiffany. In his last years, what gave him the most joy was his great-grandchildren: Connor, Liam, Colton, Kenley, Hadley and Maeve.
Bob was a dynamic, caring, big-hearted man. His personality filled the room. Grandpa Bob will be missed on Earth, but he will be eagerly embraced in Heaven by his daughter Colleen, as well as, his parents, brothers, sister and several family members and friends. There's little doubt that Bob will be surrounded by a large crowd of caring loved ones, and we are equally certain that he'll find himself in the middle of a large circle of dogs happily awaiting the treats they'll know will be doled out to them from underneath the table.
In lieu of flowers, your donations to the Brain Injury Institute of Canada would be appreciated.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park.
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Published in Edmonton Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2016.
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