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DUBÉ, Gabriel Marc

February 16, 1940 – Calgary, Alberta
July 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Heaven received the most gracious gift on July 18th with the sudden passing of Gabe Dubé. He was the most beloved husband and inspiration to wife Myrna for 50 years. They shared an idyllic love that will never pass. Gabe was the wonderful father to five children, their spouses and 11 cherished grandchildren: Dan Dubé (Pat) and their children Sam and Alicia; Monique Dubé (Todd Pugsley), Emily and Thomas; Craig Dubé (Nancy), Carson and Kennedy; Mirette Dubé (Scott Alcock), Sydnie, Matthew and Chase; Michala Hegi (Colin), Chloe and Sadie.

Gabe was a man of great humility and integrity, grateful for the love and respect given by those closest to him.

He was a highly intelligent, educated man and lived his life with strong core values, high morals and unquestionable beliefs. He was a spiritual man with a profound faith in God. Gabe communicated his love for his precious wife and family each day through his deep caring, encouragement, generosity and compassion. He loved seeing people smile. Gabe’s beautiful creativity as an artist, poet, vocalist, musician, and writer made every environment feel warm and welcoming.

Gabe went from one adventure to the next: from building a cabin in the Shuswap, to his favourite trips to Las Vegas with Myrna.

Papa cared deeply for each one of his 11 grandchildren celebrating each of their talents and finding humour in their mischievous moments.

Gabe was a life-long educator, both as a principal and as a teacher. He will always be respected and remembered for his passion for teaching children how to recognize their innate abilities, build on their strengths and celebrate their successes. In his own oft-spoken words: “there was never a child that lacked potential.”

Gabe had life-long relationships with close friends that stood the test of time. He was the son of Marc and Marguerite Dubé, and the oldest of 11 children. His legacy will live on through all of us until we are together again.

In Gabe’s memoirs, he wrote: “I am a loved man. I am a happy man. My joys in life have been simple yet profound. My family has made all the difference.”

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (East of the James Walker Trail and Highway 22 intersection, Cochrane, Alberta) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass and reception will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (East of the James Walker Trail and Highway 22 intersection, Cochrane, Alberta) on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Cochrane Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gabe Dubé, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Melissa Gauthier :

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Love and prayers,

    Melissa, Patrick, and Beatrice Gauthier xxoo

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  2. Pegi Enders :

    Dear Myrna & Family – may the sun shine on your shoulders as you cope with the death of Gabe. With sincere sympathy, Pegi Enders

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  3. Carolyn Whitburn :

    My deepest condolences.

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  4. Betty (Comper)Hutcheon :

    Dear Myrna & family
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Gabe was a wonderful cousin and dear friend. We always cherished his visits to our home in Toronto and have wonderful memories.
    Betty & family

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  5. Myrna & Family, So sorry to hear of Gabe’s passing . He was one of the nicest people I met & worked with in my 35 years in Calgary . Always a warm welcoming smile , a robost laugh , a wise word of guidance & a gentle caring spirit . My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time . God Bless . Rest in Peace , Gabe .

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  6. Barb Browne :

    Mirette, so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family-

    Barb Browne

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  7. Bobbi and Benysha Johal :

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May all of your cherished memories give you strength through this difficult time.

    Bobbi and Bensyha

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  8. Julianne Whitburn :

    My deepest condolences to the Dube family.

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  9. Taryn, Todd, Bryce and Alyse :

    Our thoughts are with you all during this time of sadness. May you all have wonderful dreams filled with cherished memories of your husband, dad, father in law, and papa.
    The Millway’s

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  10. Allison, Peter, Owen and Simone Real :

    Our prayers to Myrna and all of the Dube family at this time. Gabe’s love of life and all of God’s beauty will live on and not be forgotten.
    Sincerely,
    Al, Pete, Owen and Simone

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  11. Michele Horne :

    Dear Myrna,

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. May the beautiful memories of Gabe help ease your pain and help you heal over time.

    Michele and Fraser Horne

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  12. Craig;

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you, your mom, your siblings and all of your family.

    Tom Charuk

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  13. Frank Jakowski :

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Gabe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Myrna and family on this difficult time. Take solice that Gabe is now in a wonderful place above.

    Frank and Donna Jakowski

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  14. Ron and Alannah Martian :

    Dear Myrna and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Gabe’s passing. He was obviously a dearly loved husband and father who will be missed but he has certainly left a wonderful legacy behind in his children and grandchildren.
    Please accept our prayers and sympathy.
    Alannah and Ron Martian

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  15. Johnny Thorson :

    Dear Myrna:

    Cecile and I are so sorry to learn of Gabe’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

    …Johnny Thorson

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  16. Bob and Candy Jordan :

    We were saddened to read and hear about Gabe”s passing.He was a very gentle, caring and sincere man and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family at this time

    “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” {Lamarine}

    Our condolences Bob and Candy Jordan and Family

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  17. Mark and Jane Palmer :

    Our deepest condolences to the Dube family.

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  18. Betty Janssen :

    Myrna and family,
    Words cannot express how very sorry I am to hear of your sudden loss of your precious Gabe. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying that God’s love and comfort might surround and sustain you. With heartfelt sympathy, Betty

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  19. Susan Dupont :

    Myrna & Family – I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Gabe. Sincere condolences from the Dupont family and God Bless you all.

    Susan Dupont

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  20. andrea hrysko :

    I offer my condolences to the Dube family. Many blessings on your healing journey.

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  21. Ann and Graham Smith :

    Dear Myrna and Family
    We are sorry to hear of your sad loss. We remember Gabe as a principal, and teacher who had a role in several of our childrens’ lives going back to St. Leo School. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Ann and Graham

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  22. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Myrna, Dan & Pat and the rest of the Dube family for the loss of a great Husband, Father & Grandfather. Cherish all the memories to keep him with you always.

    Dan & Shayan Jones & Family

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  23. Donna Cornea :

    Myrna and family
    I am unable to attend Gabe’s funeral this morning. I had planned on it. I just want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely
    Donna Cornea

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  24. Joleen Timko :

    Dear Dubes,

    Easily some of the fondest memories I have from my childhood are of Seymour Arm and your dad pulling out his guitar and homemade songbooks and leading +50 of us in song around the evening campfires. Such a kind and gentle man!

    Joleen

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  25. Jane Palmer :

    Monique,
    Your father sounds like a loving, interesting and kind man who brought out the best in all those he met. I can see his inspiration in you with your sports, music and work that you are so passionate about. You certainly have been blessed to have such a positive person so close to you in your life. Blessings to you and your family in this thoughtful and reflective time.
    Jane Palmer

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  26. Heather MacKenzie :

    Dear Myrna, Dan, Monique, Craig, Mireette and Michala,

    We were so sad to learn today of Gabe’s sudden passing. We have so many fond memories of wonderful family time in Calgary with summer visits spent in your warm and welcoming home. Please know that we hold you all close to our hearts and we send you our love, prayers and deepest condolences.

    Love from Heather (MacKenzie), Terry, Will and little Madelyne

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  27. Madelyne MacKenzie and family :

    Dear Myrna, We were so saddened to hear about your loss of Gabe. He was an amazing person, so full of life and love and so very gracious. We have wonderful memories of visiting with you in Calgary for the Stampede and wonderful memories of Casey and Georgie’s wedding when Gabe just had to have a little fun with Georgie and Casey and he and Peter had a plan or two up their sleeves. It was great fun. He will be so missed by all of you and all of the MacKenzies join in wanting you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Madelyne

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