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DONALD KENNETH HOEL Peacefully in his sleep, on June 17, 2012, Donald Kenneth Hoel passed away at the age of 71. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 16 years, Ella Thomson, his brother and sister, and his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his youngest grandson Nathaniel. Donald spent his working years as a crane operator with CNR and as a military reservist. Don and Ella enjoyed many years of travel together where they met many wonderful friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Memorial service will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #215, 3600 de Vries Ave., East St. Paul this Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. Arrangements in care of: Monkman Family Funeral Home 447 Selkirk Ave., Winnipeg 226-7581 or 866-661-7555
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 20, 2012
Guest Book(3 entries)
- The Hoel family was my first family, and the best i've known, in nearly 53 years.
I spent many many weekends at Winnipeg Beach, with my Grandparents, my Grandmother, (Olga) was a Hoel, Don's Aunt, my Mother, (Lorraine), was his eldest cousin. When someone mentioned beach, I had my suitcase packed and ready. Separate cottages within a hundred feet of each other.
My family moved to Vancouver, when I had completed the 1st Grade. Although we went back many times, I finally lost touch with everyone in Winnipeg.
I have nothing but good memories of this man, Donald Kenneth Hoel, and his extensive family, I was sad to hear of his passing.
I do know, if I could pick my family, this is the one I would chose to be related to.
- Posted by: Erik Orla Andersen (Second Cousin) on: Jun 22, 2012
- My mane is Lorraine. I am the oldest of the Cousins in the Hoel clan. I was 7 when I learned there would be a new baby in the family, of course I was excited. Don's dad, Uncle Carsten even took me to the hospital to bring Auntie Edie and Baby Donnie home. Moving forward about 3 years, I had received a small brown suitcase for my doll clothes. Donnie decided he wanted that suitcase. i was not going to give it up. Our Grandmother told me to give it to him because he would not hurt it. Not So. The first thing he did was put it on the floor and stomp on it. then he sat on it and caved in the top. Needless to say there were many teats from both of us...All was forgiven and it was so great to have a little cousin. I've many good memories of Donnie. I was sad to hear that Don had passed but happy to know that he had a wonderful Fathers Day with Ella and the family was with him. With all our love to all of you. Our thought are with you and also with Karen, Bob and their families. Thinking of you with much love Lorraine & Family in Vernon BC
- Posted by: Lorraine Andersen (nee Hoel) (Cousin) on: Jun 21, 2012
- I have had the pleasure of knowing Don & Ella for the past 9 years as my neighbor and friends. His stories were endless and enjoyed and brought me many smiles and giggles, his sense of humour & presence will be greatly missed. Till we meet again neighbor, with love & Respect,
- Posted by: Lynn Harris (neighbor) on: Jun 20, 2012
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