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Gaberdiel, Edwin Hans

Edwin Hans Gaberdiel, born June 10, 1939, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at the Fort Macleod Health Centre at the age of 69 years, after bravely battling cancer since February.
He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Caroline of Fort Macleod; his three daughters Cheryl (Ed), Linda and Tiela (Scott); his grandchildren Paige and Zane; step grandchildren Cody and Brady; and his three sisters Irene Belenczuk, Penny Nagy and Margarette (Steve) Karasz. Edwin is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who will dearly miss their Uncle Edwin.
He was predeceased by his father Hans; Angelina, the mother of his three daughters; and two brothers-in-law, Mike Belenczuk and Alex Nagy. Edwin was born in Heidelberg, Germany and immigrated with his family to Canada in May of 1951. He was very independent and lived life the way he saw it at the moment.
Two of his favorite passions were touring British Columbia during his holidays and riding his motorbike. He was employed at Bouvry Exports and cared a lot for his co-workers.
A celebration of Edwin’s life was held at Eden’s Funeral Home, on Saturday Dec. 13 with Rev. Eras Van Zyl officiating.Interment followed at Union Cemetery.

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