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GOBEL, Rita Florence

October 16, 1923 – June 10, 2012

In sorrow, we announce the passing of Rita Gobel on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the age of 88.

Rita was born in Saskatchewan to Flora and Frank Woods, she was one of eight children. During WWII, she travelled east (Ajax, Ontario) to work for Defence Industries and returned west (1949) where she met and married Lewis Gobel, who has predeceased her. She was blessed with 3 daughters and remembered by them and their families; Tracy, Gina (Colin); grandsons, Brett & Tyson, Trudy (Don). Rita is also survived by her sister Gladys (Joe) L’Heureux of Moose Jaw, SK, brother Gary (Rosemary) Woods of Hamilton, ON, and nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.

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  1. Donna Tarka (Allen) :

    Dear Gina, Tracy, Trudy and family,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely person, with a massive personality. I always enjoyed my visits with her during those years you and I lived together Gina. She always made me laugh and I looked forward to seeing her. I have such wonderful memories and I hope the endless memories you have, can comfort you at this difficult time. She loved being a mom and grandmother more than anything. I am currently living in the Netherlands, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  2. Christine Lang (nee Christie Beatty/Garrett) :

    My deepest condolences – Mrs. Gobel took care of my sister (Lisa) and I when we were children living in Sunnyside in the early to mid 1970’s. Mrs. Gobel was so wonderful to us and we truly felt she cared for us at a time when weren’t well cared for. She made us feel like we was part of her family. I still remember Tracy & Gina babysitting us and being in awe of them – hero-worship as a 7 year old. I have very fond memories of that time with her. I am deeply saddened and offer my deepest gratitude for the having her in my life.

    Respectfully
    Christine

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  3. Joan Tapuska :

    Dear Trudy,
    My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear Mother, Rita. May happy memories of her life bring you some comfort at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely, Joan Tapuska

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  4. Steve Shannon :

    Tracy, sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Losing a parent is difficult. Trusting you are getting all the love and support you need from family and friends. Steve Shannon

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  5. Margaret Culford (McCoy) :

    Gina, Tracy and Trudy my deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. It has been many years since I have seen your mom and yourself. This has made me think of so many fond memories of your mom and how she would show her beautiful personality to all of us. She was a wonderful and loving lady and will be sadly missed by all. Margaret Culford

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  6. Dear Trudy, Gina and Tracy,
    When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May the memories held deep within your hearts help to soothe your spirit at this time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Ivy

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