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RUMPEL, Gordon Henry

RUMPEL, Gordon Henry

September 9, 1929 – Regina, Saskatchewan

December 9, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

 

Gord Rumpel of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 85 years at the Chinook Hospice with his loving son Glen by his side.

 

Gordon was born in Regina to Emily Augusta and Earnest William Rumpel. He spent a large part of his life in the car business, he started washing cars when he was thirteen and never stopped for the rest of his life. Gordon was the owner of Stampede Pontiac from 1972 to 1988. His other love was the Standardbred horse business and had two world champion horses that were both inducted into the Horseman’s Hall of Fame. Gordon summed up his life saying his success’s came from what he learned in AA and he was very grateful for how the program changed his life.

 

Gordon leaves his son Glen (Erin), grandchildren, Sara (Kyle), Matthew, Lucas (Courtney) and his great-grandson Henry. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Illa, and son Jimmy.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Fresh Start Recovery Centre ( 411 – 41 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2N4). We are very grateful for the love and care Magdalena Domeyeg gave both Illa and Gordon. The family would like to thank the Special Care Unit 3rd Floor at the Foothill’s Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Tim Pollack. We would also like to thank the staff at the Chinook Hospice

 

Family and Friends are invited to Celebrate Gordon’s Life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

 

In living memory of Gordon Rumpel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Al and Goldie Rollingson :

    We are so grateful to have known Gordon for a number of years. We spent many great times with both Gordon and Ila, the highlight being when we accompanied them to New York for the induction of Matt Scooter into the Hall of Fame.

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  2. Charlie & Marie Blum :

    Glen, Erin & Family:
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Father & Grandfather. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    We cherish the fond memories we shared in the past.
    Sincerely: Charlie & Marie

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  3. Tony and Mery de Somma :

    Dear Glen, Erin & Family
    A loved one’s passing is never easy. We know the day will come, but death always leaves us with grief. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and you family.

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  4. David & Wendy Murray :

    Dear Glen & Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I knew your Mom & Dad firstly thru their friendship with my Mom & Dad (Fred & Betty Murray) but also later on in life at the WillowPark G.&C.C where I was on staff. I always looked forward to their visits in the proshop where we would talk about Gibbs and our mutual friends and family. They were such nice people and will be missed dearly. Sincerely, David and Wendy Murray

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  5. Pat/Bob Eacrett :

    Glen and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your father.
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences and best wishes for you and your family,
    Fondest regards.
    Pat/Bob Eacrett

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  6. Stephanie Hatch :

    Glen, Erin and Family
    My thoughts are with you as your mourn the loss of your father/grandfather.

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  7. Debbie and Dennis Johnson :

    Dear Glen, Erin and family – We would like to express our condolences on behalf of all of Jake Rumpel’s family. Our dad had many special memories of Gordon when he was growing up and of the time that he spent at the Rumpel family farm. We very much enjoyed meeting Gordon when he visited the farm in 1999 and again when he and Illa were able to attend the Earl Grey reunion in 2005. Gordon had so many wonderful stories of his (our) grandparents and of our dad that he shared with us. One of his special memories was of he and Gerald K. cutting wood on the old saw that still sits out there. Our thoughts will be with you on Tuesday as you celebrate the long and successful life he lived.

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  8. Linder Armitage :

    Glen:
    Your Dad was a great car dealer who was admired and respected by everybody he came into contact with and was held in high esteem by all the factory team from GM. We all could do well using him as a role model. If. when our time comes, we are as sadly missed as your Dad, we will have done well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Linder Armitage

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  9. Gerry and Anna Maier :

    Dear Glen, Erin and family,
    We extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He had a full and productive life and set a great example with his dedication and perseverance.

    Gerry & Anna Maier

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  10. Glen & Family
    My condolences on the passing of your father.
    Sincerely,
    Richard King

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  11. Glen and family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I have many fond memories of working with your Dad as a GM City Manager and then in Business Management in Calgary Zone. I always remember him as being “factory friendly”, a straight forward, solid business man who contributed to my education and experience that would provide valuable lessons for my future careers in the car business. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate his life.
    Sincerely, Barry Dohms

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  12. Maureen and Jim Baker :

    We’re currently in Arizona and just learned from Sharon of your dad’s passing, Glen. Your dad’s obituary was very moving and also gracious in its acknowledgement of AA. Losing a parent is always a difficult time. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family.
    Take care,
    Maureen and Jim

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  13. Dear Glen & Erin,

    My sincerest condolensces on your loss. Haiving gone through this last year I do understand how difficult this time is. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad but he had to be awesome individual to have a son like you. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

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  14. Byron, Kevin and I send our heart felt sympathy to you Glen and family on the death of Gordon. It was wonderful having Ila, Gordon and sons as neighbours and time spent together at that time will never be forgotten nor will Ila and Gordon ever be forgotten.

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  15. Glen, Erin & Family:
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Father & Grandfather.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Sincerely, Mebs & Shamim

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  16. Glen and Family,
    Thank you to Gord who helped my dad and I when times were tough.
    He gave of himself unselfishly, listened, and always made himself “present” as a friend.
    I vividly remember dog sitting Togi and walking him in the neighborhood and Edworthy Park This made me feel like a King. Thanks again Gord for all the great times and memories.
    Best,
    Ron Foster (Port Coquitlam, BC)

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