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Born: Dec 09, 1960

Date of Passing: Jul 27, 2021

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On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Richard (Rick) Reinhold Cabel passed away peacefully at the age of 60.
Rick was born on December 9, 1960, to Reinhold and Anne-Marie Cabel. Rick's parents immigrated to Canada from Germany and settled in the North End to raise Rick, his brother, and two sisters. His family moved to Windsor Park in 1968 where he attended school. He later graduated from Pierre Radisson Collegiate in 1979 and subsequently from Red River College. He worked in purchasing in the private sector for most of his professional career. Later in Rick's life, he proudly completed courses at CDI College hoping to support and champion people living with addictions and mental health concerns.
Rick is survived by his mother Anne-Marie, partner Sandy; son Ethan (Sheila), daughters, Meaghan (Tyler) and Gillian (Ari) and granddaughter Olive, and the mother of his children, Jennifer; his brother Ray (Patty) and niece Tricia (Matthew); his sister Elizabeth (Larry) and nephew Daniel; his sister Margaret (Brian) and nieces, Crystal (Tyler) and Jessie (Ben). He was predeceased by his father Reinhold in 1998.
To know Rick was to know a gentle and kind soul. Rick loved the great outdoors, including fishing, camping, and golfing. Just like his father before him, he would spend countless hours on his many passion projects. He was always busy with his boat refurbishing, tying flies for his fly fishing excursions, thrifting, and fixing the "treasures" he found at many garage sales around the city. Rick had an intense passion for rock music and loved to play his guitar and harmonica. He was also a gifted artist (which he would deny). Above all, he loved being a father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Rick's name to Diabetes Canada.

"If the sun refused to shine,
I would still be loving you."

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was always such an outgoing and friendly person and was liked by all who met him. Lots of good memories of working together at Unisys. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. - Posted by: Noreen Allsopp (Past friend ) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • To Meaghan, Gillian, and Family. I'm sorry to hear about Rick's passing. We shared good memories, especially when the girls visited us in Ottawa in 2010. We would always go to the thrift stores to see what kind of treasures we could find. I'm sure he will be missed. My deepest condolences to your family - Posted by: Diane (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Liz and the Cabel family on the passing of Rick. Although I didn't know him well, I would often see him when spending time with my friend Liz, his older sister. He always struck me as being so warm-hearted and easygoing - a pleasure to be around. I am sure that the wonderful memories that the family has of Rick will comfort them through this difficult time. Love, Patti Melnyk (Friend of the family) - Posted by: Patricia Melnyk (Friend of the family) on: Aug 10, 2021

  • We have known Rick for many years, through friends and family. We are soooo sorry to hear of the passing of Rick. So young, so much lost. - Posted by: Pat and Randy Balaz (Friends) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • Still shocked to hear this news. Rick and I were high school friends and became inseparable when we worked at Unisys Corporation for many years. Everything from fishing to baseball and of course our Mustangs..... he was like a brother. As the years pasted and life got busy we fell out of touch but on occasion connected and always had a great time together. We had plans after Covid to meet again. Rick was always a happy go lucky guy that that followed his big heart. He will be missed by many. Scope out the good fishing holes up there Cabby Baby and hopefully I'll join you for some tight lines and cold beers one day. Deepest condolences to the Cabel family. Ron Drabchuk, lifelong friend. - Posted by: Ron Drabchuk (Friend, co-worker) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • We are very sorry for all of your heartache and sadness at this time. Gather strength from family, friends and your many memories. Love Karen & family - Posted by: Karen Hanushchak-Williamson (Old friend.) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • To Rick's LOVED ONES, Please accept my most sincerest condolences. I will always cherish the times that Rick and I shared whether in Kenora, Winnipeg or Ottawa. Interesting and fun times entrenched in special memories. In thoughts and prayers, Frankie De Marchi - Posted by: Frankie De Marchi (Friend ) on: Jul 31, 2021

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