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GIMBER, Volker Rudolf “Wally”

July 1, 1947 – Mannheim, Germany
January 14, 2019 – Cochrane, Alberta

Wally Gimber of Cochrane, AB, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the age of 71 years.

Wally was born in 1947 in Mannheim, Germany. In 1957, at the age of ten, Wally moved with his family to Quebec where he lived for nine years. At the age of 19, he headed west and made Calgary, AB, and later Cochrane, AB his home. He truly loved the Rocky Mountains and was very proud to be a Canadian.

Family was always the love in his life and he leaves behind a legacy of a loving family, his wife Isabel who was blessed to have thirty-eight years of love and friendship; two sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Carla, and Rob and Amanda; two daughters and a son-in-law, Laurie, Tanya and Kent. He will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren, Tatym, Ethan, Kayla, Cache, Alexander, Chantz, and Camya; his sister Brigitte; as well as his many relatives residing in Alberta, Quebec, and Germany.

He was predeceased by his father Rudi; and his mother Rosa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB) on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Wally Gimber, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Isabel, my heart breaks for you and your family. Wally was one of the good fellows; both Don and I enjoyed his company whenever we met. Sincere Condolences.

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  2. Dear Isabel and families,
    We are so terribly sorry and saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. It has been a long time since we visited with, you but know you were never forgotten. May your cherished memories and family sustain and give you joy in the days and years to come.
    All our love
    Johanna and Ron Cussigh

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  3. Shawna Sapergia

    Isabel and family
    Our deepest condolences to you all for your lost. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Shawna Sapergia and Mike Scott

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  4. Isabel
    So sorry to learn of Wally’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Love
    Nancy and Gill

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  5. Dear Isabel and family.
    My deepest sympathy for passing of Wally .
    Take care
    Kate Fink

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  6. I am sorry to hear of Wally’s passing, I am sure he will be greatly missed. Yet his large and loving family will carry on his legacy of kind gentleness. All our best to you Isabel, and the whole family, from us on the other side of the world: Claire, Saadi, Aref, Qayem and Tasnim

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  7. Ernest, Vivian & Sheldon

    Dear Laurie,
    Our family extends our deepest condolences to you and your family at the loss of your father. May you find strength and comfort in remembering all your cherished memories and good times. May His Memory Be Forever Eternal. Ernest, Vivian & Sheldon

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  8. Vivian, Ernest & Sheldon Skakun

    Dear Isabel & family,
    Our family extends our deepest sympathy and condolences at the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and other family members. May His Memory Be Forever Eternal! Vivian, Ernest & Sheldon Skakun

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  9. Doreen Templeton

    Dear Isabel, I am so sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. Of course, as well as ski-club days , I remember you and Wally in our smaller group of newlyweds and about to be married couples. You would remember me as Doreen Pelletier. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Larry & Gayle Want

    Wally was a volunteer in Cochrane & touched many lives in his journey. Sincere condolences to your family.

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  11. Elisabeth Gimber

    Thinking of your family and sending our condolences. Bruno, Linda, Elisabeth and Guy (The Montreal Gimbers)

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  12. Dearest Isabel, beloved cousins, extended Gimber family:
    My heart felt condolences to you all on Wally’s passing. Isabel, the memories of your wedding are vivid, when Wally joined our family tree — and what the two of you accomplished together. What a love story! Wally was an exemplar of hard work, tenacity, integrity and trust. I will remember with fondness our conversation on the balcony at Redwood Meadows at Rob and Amanda’s wedding, that summer evening heat and the thrum thrum of the music, surrounded by family, friends and the best of good times. May we cherish and build upon all of our memories.

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  13. Shannon and Ed Want

    Dear Isabel and Family,

    Ed and I are so sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. We often think of the 4H years and how much time we spent together. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Ed and Shannon

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  14. Anne and Harry Range

    Dear Isabel, Rob and Laurie
    We were very sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. Our condolences to all of you.
    Sincerely,
    Anne, Harry, Lisa and family, and Peter

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  15. Dear Isabel, We are so very saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our sincerest condolences.

    Laurie & Travis

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  16. Helma and Jim Davis

    We wish the family of Wally our sincerest condolences .
    I knew Wally in his younger years .
    May he rest in peace .

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