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Born: Feb 11, 1944

Date of Passing: Oct 01, 2020

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February 11, 1944 - October 1, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Don Goebel on October 1, 2020. Don passed away after a long battle of heart and lung disease.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Serena Goebel; sisters, Margaret Rosenthal (Donald), Thelma Steingart and Susan McInnes (Dave); and sister-in-law Lorraine Gabel. He also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews; long-time close friends, Barb and Dan, and their children, Jennelle and Jaret.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Ottilia Goebel; Serena's mother Shannon Goebel; brothers, Clarence, Herbert (Dianne) and Robert (Elsie); and sisters, Jean, Alice and Eunice.
Don was born in Neudorf, Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg in the late 1960s where he worked for Motor Coach Industries until he retired in the late 1990s. He had a great love for old time country music which he would listen to for hours when he wasn't watching his Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Blue Jays or curling.
Don was an adoring father to Serena, they had a strong and loving bond. Over the years they spent much of their time together watching baseball, curling or enjoying a lunch or supper out.
Thank you to the nursing staff at the Grace Hospital for their caring comfort they gave Dad in his final days. Special thank you to Aunty Susan and Uncle Dave; and Barb, Dan and Jennelle for taking time to visit and show him love in his final few months. He always looked forward to your visits or phone calls.
A private family Celebration of Life and interment has taken place.

"Say not in grief he is no more,
but live in thankfulness that he was"


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I met Don working at the Charleswood curling club when I was 18. Over the almost 10 years I worked there, we developed a friendship that was very unique. Unique in the fact that we were very different people from very different walks of life and I got a lot of eye rolls from Don for my outspoken personality and ridiculous stories but Don was always there for me to vent to about all the antics that he clearly found ridiculous. He was a great man and I found great comfort when I would come years after I worked there to see his chair...watching the curlers. He was a sweet man who always doted on his daughter who I never met but felt like I knew. The people in that building seemed like my family for a long time because I was there more than in my home and Don was no exception. He and I had many heart to hearts, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Although I’m sad to hear of his passing, you’ve been suffering for so long. I’m glad you’re not in pain anymore Don, and I will never forget our talks, or the eye rolls as I walked by you for me doing something your chair...watching the curlers...and enjoying life the way you truly did(and one amber rum about twice a year when I’d force you). You were a beauty of a human Don, and I will never forget you. - Posted by: Kathy Downs (Friends) on: Nov 17, 2020

  • Serena, So sorry that you must endure another loss, now your Dad, in such a short time. Lean on your family and friends for support. My sincerest condolences to you. Know that prayers are with you. Diane Schweitzer Regina - Posted by: Diane Schweitzer (Friend) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy for your family. Yvette will be missed. She was a wonderful sister. Love Jeannine - Posted by: Jeannine (Sister) on: Oct 10, 2020

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