Melvin "Garry" Gabel, beloved husband of Yolanda Gabel passed away March 2, 2021 at Country Meadows Personal Care Home, Neepawa, Manitoba at the age of 83 years.
Garry was born in Ashern, Manitoba on October 27, 1937. He was one of the six children born to John and Lydia Gabel.
Garry moved to Glenella when he was very young and he attended Glenella School.
He worked several places before ending up in Red Lake, Ontario where he helped build Louis Sage’s house. It was there that he met Yolanda. They moved back home to Glenella and got married in 1962. They were married 59 wonderful years.
In 1962 Garry took over the farm quarter from his Dad. It was in the early 60’s that he also built the garage in Glenella with his Uncle Gus.
In 1974 he opened up the Arctic Cat dealership in Glenella where he sold snowmobiles and equipment. He worked at the garage, Cat Shop and the farm with his son until 2005 when they moved to Alberta.
It was in Alberta that Garry was a millwright mechanic working on the drill rigs.
He moved back to Glenella in the fall of 2017 where Garry enjoyed his retirement. He spent his last remaining days at the Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa.
Garry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yolanda (Letourneau), his son Robert (Irene); grandchildren Brooke (Kenny), Randy (Nicole); great grandchildren Chase and Luke. He also leaves his brothers Ted and Kelly and sister Betty.
Garry was predeceased by his parents John and Lydia, his brother Dwight, sister Evelyn, also his great grandson Micha.
White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. www.whitesfh.ca
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