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Lucien "Lu" Gobeil

July 8, 1950 - May 24, 2012


It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lucien Gobeil. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Cheryl; his children, Nicole (Earl Bear) & Marc (Shera-Lynn Jones); former daughter-in-law, Tara Pohl; his beloved grandsons, Kaymen Bear, Luke Bear & Aidan Gobeil; Cheryl’s son, Mathew Balfour; his siblings, Cecile (Brian Stumborg), Florence (Vince Dwyer), Remi (Lillianne Comeau), Marguerite (Karl Trommeshauser), Valerie (Chris Harder) & Gerry (Rebecca Crosby); and his many nieces & nephews. Lu was predeceased by his parents, Maurice & Fernande. Memories of Lu will certainly include the enjoyable times spent at Sun-Forged-Acres. On his cherished land Lu, with the help of Cheryl, designed and constructed a beautiful straw-bale home, surrounded it with orchards, gardens & flowers; added the sounds of chickens, cats & his faithful dog Sheba. It is here that we family and friends enjoyed his great generosity with numerous meals of fresh home-grown vegetables and free-range chickens. We listened as Lu entertained us with his adventures of encountering coyotes, deer, elk, moose and occasionally a bear or a cougar as he cut timber or simply walked his land appreciating nature – its silence and beauty. Private inurnment has taken place. A celebration of Lu’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the neighbors, friends and staff at the Bonnyville and Elk Point hospitals, especially to Dr. Irma Kritzinger, for their love and support over the past two years. If desired, donations may be made to Bonnyville Community Cancer Centre or Elk Point Palliative Care c/o Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Le Anne and Milt Fulgham
Relation: friend

Cheryl, our Sincere Sympathy in the loss of your dear Lu. Remembering all the happy times will help you at this sad time.

Le Anne and Milt Fulgham
Chase, BC

From: Randy Rayson
Relation: Friend


I’m so sad to hear of Lu’s passing and remember fondly our many meetings in 1998 getting Habitat for Humanity “On the Border” Lloydminster started and organizing our first build in September 1999. Although I’m no longer on the Habitat board I’m sure I can speak on their behalf in thanking Lu for bringing Habitat for Humanity to Lloydminster. If Lu hadn’t seen the need for this group’s presence we’d have been denied the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the current 7 homeowner families in Lloydminster, 1 family in Vermilion, and 1 family in Wainwright. I’m also so happy that those initial years provided the opportunity for you and Lu to meet and fall in love. God bless you both.

Randy Rayson
Former President
Habitat for Humanity “On the Border” Lloydminster

From: Marlene & Jerry Schonheiter
Relation: Friend

Dear Cheryl, We were very sad to learn of Lu’s passing. Working with you at the credit union for so many years and knowing the happiness Lu bought to your life is such a blessing. I do remember Lu when he had his business in Lloydminster and he was always so kind, down to earth, and just a great guy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May all the wonderful memories stay with you forever. Sending this with much love and big hugs. Take care. Marlene & Jerry

From: Terry Kuehn
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear of Lou’s passing.

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