It is with profound sadness that the family of Herbert Dippel announces his sudden passing on April 26, 2007. His light has gone out but will forever shine in our hearts. We will always remember and be forever grateful for knowing such a kind and gentle man. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed.
Herb was born in Calgary and lived here most of his life. He was a long time employee of CP Rail and spent 11 years in Vancouver with VIA Rail. Herb loved all sports but golf was his true passion. He was a gifted sculptor and crafted many beautiful pieces that reflected his love of the Old West. Herb will be best remembered as the “thinker”, a no-nonsense man whose few words were riveting and delivered with a wry punch.
Herb is survived by his loving wife Diane, his sister Janet (Gary) Weisner, his brother Norm (Olga) Dippel and their families, his sister in-law Linda Corbeil, bothers-in-law Frank Corbeil (Mary Beth) and Mike (Cindy) Corbeil and their families. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, and many close friends, especially Rick Binczak.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Amy and Peter Dippel.
A Celebration of Herbert’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.
The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for the care and kindness shown by the staff of the Kinesiology Rehab Program, at the University of Calgary, as well as Foothills Hospital staff, particularly the ICU.
In living memory of Herbert Dippel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences