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KRUSEL, Arthur Joseph

July 21, 1951 – August 17, 2012

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Art Krusel. Art passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 17, 2012 at the Southwood Hospice.

His number one passion was hockey and inspiring the young generation of upcoming hockey players. Art’s coaching presence influenced many students of the game, guiding them into their present careers and life choices. Art is now skating the hockey rinks of gold in heaven. Art had a love for animals and will be greatly missed by his faithful furry friends.

Art will be forever loved and remembered by his loving partner Bobbie. He will be sadly missed by his step sons Matt Gardiner and Jeremy Gardiner and his sister Yvette Krusel of Vancouver.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, a Celebration of Arts Life will be held at the Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, (9615 McLeod Trail S.W.) Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of donations or flowers, please hug someone you love.

In living memory of Art Krusel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Meredith Miller :

    Bobbie, Matt and Jeremy,
    We were sorry to hear of Art’s passing. He was a larger than life guy, and certainly very influential in Lorne’s life. We always enjoyed his stories, enthusiasm and knowledge for hockey, and his laugh. Take care.
    Meredith and Larry Miller

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  2. Ryan Grocholski :

    Art was a good man and touched so many lives in so many different ways, he will be missed alot and gave alot of great memories to myself and alot of others, thanks for those Art! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  3. Ken Wilson & Karen Weeks :

    Bobbie, Matt & Jeremy…Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for Art’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Art certainly was a ‘family and hockey guy’.

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  4. Margo and John :

    Bobby, Matt and Jeremy. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you. Art was such a wonderful person. Many the “hockey talks” did he have with my boys. He lived his life with the same passion that he had for his favorite sport…hockey! He will be missed and remembered fondly by many.

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  5. Jack, Flo, and Dylan Day :

    Bobbie and Boys,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Art not only is skating on Golden Ice he is coaching all those NHLer’s and having a BLAST.

    Dylan(8yr)said Mr Art always talked to him and wished Mr Art could have been his coach.

    Sorry we are unable to attend; but I’m sure we will see you at the rink.

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  6. Margaret Sauchuk :

    Diana phoned me today and told me that Art passed away. My deepest smypathy to you and your family, Bobbie it takes a long time, I still cry to this day for Uncle Bud, but now I can talk about him , it will be 5 years soon since he is gone, remember the good times my dear love to all Love auntie Margaret

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  7. rosemarie schmidt :

    Bobbie, so sorry about Art, thinking of you. Love Rosemarie of Penticton B.C.

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  8. Dear Bobbie, Matt and Jeremy ~ My sincerest condolences to you all. I was just informed of Art’s passing in August. All who know you share the loss of such a fine person. Even meeting Art only once one could tell that Art was a Good Man. Art’s dedication to the hockey community is a great legacy. I know he will be greatly missed. Art’s Spirit will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Ken Williams / West Vancouver, BC

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  9. Very sad to hear the loss of a old friend. Art and I worked together in Ottawa . And became close friends. We shared a house in Calgary and worked and played together. I remember his passion in every thing he tried, race car driving and hockey were always the topic. Well the odd pretty girl was one too. I will and have missed Art. Sad because I’m only a few hours away. Would have like to meet his girl and gone to a few games. Condolences to his family and friends, Bob. Art may have talked about. Cuzinbob, look up an old friend,,

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