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Born: Jan 19, 1934

Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2020

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(nee GABEL)
January 19, 1934 - October 31, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mom, grandma and great-grandma.
Delores will be lovingly remembered by her children: son Wayne (Nancy), daughter Debbie (Don); grandchildren: Shane (Shannon), Kristy, Amber (Eric), Tracy (Michael), Brandon (Jacqui); and great-grandchildren: Jordan, Alyssa, Owen and Gavin; her siblings: brother Don (Brenda), sister Kathleen Gabel, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Delores was predeceased by her loving husband Bert in 2002 and her parents, Peter and Tillie Gabel.
Mom was born in Ashern, Manitoba and was raised in Winnipeg. In 1950 she met Dad and they were married in 1953. Mom and Dad enjoyed fishing, camping, and were actively involved in the Brooklands Community Centre. Later in life, they enjoyed travelling especially Las Vegas.
Mom loved to keep busy and spent a lot of her time gardening and knitting. She was gifted: she won many awards at the Red River Exhibition for her knitted sweaters, and some even went overseas. Mom was an avid bingo player in her younger years and people were amazed at how many cards she could play.
Mom had a heart of gold and was always willing to lend a hand. Mom loved to spend time with her family, and was at her happiest when we were all together. Holiday traditions and cooking her special dishes, are all memories that will not be forgotten.
The family sends their gratitude to all the staff at the Maples Personal Care Home.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • To the family of Delores Kohler. I was saddened to see the obituary in the paper. I will forever remember the celebration for her 80th Birthday. I have photos of the event. Yes, I agree Delores knew how to garden and knit. Everything she knit looked so professional, she had many items happening at the same time and was always eager to show her beautiful workmanship to anyone who visited her. Thanks for the memories Delores. Sadly we are living through a pandemic, Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Carole Christiansen (first cousin) on: Nov 15, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to Delores’ family. We only knew her for a short time while they were living in Saskatoon. Terry and I met, and almost instantly, became friends with Debbie. I (Deb) do remember Delores’ love of gardening and knitting. We were fortunate to receive her beautiful knit sweaters as baby shower gifts for our girls. We still have them and will use them for our grandchildren. - Posted by: Debbie and Terry Schmidt (Friends of Debbie) on: Nov 11, 2020

  • Delores and Bert both, along with their kids are lovingly remembered from the Brooklands Rec Centre days with our parents Helgi and Pearl Erickson (both now deceased also) ... many happy memories were created from their dedication to the community... building parade floats especially... was a wonderful way to grow up ... our heartfelt condolences to all the family The Erickson Family - Posted by: Colleen Erickson (Family friend ) on: Nov 09, 2020

  • Auntie Delores had an incredible gift of kindness and caring for others. When any one had a problem , she was always there to listen and never judge. She will be sadly missed. Our heartfelt sympathies go to Debbie, Don, Wayne, Nancy and the rest of her family. Love Ann and Rick Kishka - Posted by: Ann and Rick Kishka (niece ) on: Nov 08, 2020

  • Delores was a wonderful neighbour and friend. I spend many days gardening with Delores. I still have some of her perennials in my garden. She will be missed! - Posted by: Janice and Derrick Hebb (Neighbours and friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

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