In loving memory of Dennis Dale Rabel
1943 – 2011. After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Dennis
passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2011. The family is comforted in the knowledge that Dennis is now residing with his Lord and Saviour in the mansion prepared for him. Dennis was born in Edmonton on April 23, 1943 and grew up in various locations in Western Canada, spending the last 47 years in Abbotsford. Dennis accepted the Lord as his personal saviour in his youth, at which time he was also baptized. In the last few years Dennis’ walk with God became closer and more meaningful to him. His love of southern gospel music was a great comfort to him as he battled his illness. Dennis married his sweetheart, Evie Mehrer on May 19, 1962. They were blessed with two sons, Maury (Neva) and their son, Greg and Randy (Doreen) and their daughters, Natascha, Cambria and Sezja. Besides his immediate family, he is survived by three sisters, Marjorie, Wilma (Don) & Lynda (Gerry) and 4 brothers, Garry (Diane), Lyle (Grayce), Arvid (Esther) and Norman (Judy). He was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Will Rabel. Dennis was involved in numerous businesses, all of which he took great pride in. Since his retirement, mom and dad traveled extensively, including a trip across Canada, 48 states, including Alaska and Europe. Dad enjoyed playing games, enjoyed sports and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Although Dennis will be dearly missed, we know we will see him again when we all meet in heaven. A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the BC Cancer Society or BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.