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May 1, 1939 - January 8, 2021


On January 8, 2021 Maurice “Moe” Gamblin of St. Paul passed away at the age of 81 years. Moe was born in 1939 to Annie & Gus Gamblin and raised on a farm near St. Lina, Alberta. He had many good memories of farm life and helping his father in the fields. At the age of 18, Moe enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was at Falcon Bridge base where he met his future wife who he described as, “a very pretty, like-minded lady, who was also a serving member in the RCAF. Genevieve (Genny) Magnin and Moe were married at the Cold Lake base in 1963.

During his service, Moe was stationed at Clinton, ON, Sept Îles, QC, Falconbridge, ON, Holberg, BC and Duluth, MN. While in Duluth, Moe was an accomplished scuba diver whose talents were put to use on a project to raise the shipwreck “SS America” from the depths of Lake Superior. He also managed a skidoo sales & repair shop at the renowned Goldfines by the Bridge. He and Genny enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and archery while they lived on the shores of Pike Lake.

In 1975, Moe returned with his own family to his Alberta roots and began farming close to where he grew up. He also worked the oil rigs during the winter and returned with tales of polar bears and hair-raising arctic flights. When Moe and Genny retired, winters were enjoyed in Texas where they relished walking along the coast of South Padre Island, experiencing day trips to Mexico or just visiting with new-found friends from all over the country.

Moe was also an avid fisherman, skilled photographer and highly adept computer geek. He will be sorrowfully missed by his wife of 57 years, Genevieve; 4 children, Barb (James) Clover, Morris, Ann (Kevin) Christensen & Anthony (Sherri); 11 grandchildren; & 1 great-granddaughter.

Due to COVID-19, no service will be held at this time. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Omer & Marie-Anne Ouellette
Relation: friend

Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time and may the loving memories bring you strength and comfort. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Gennie and family.

From: Odette Misiewich
Relation: went to same high school

Went to high school with Maurice. He always had a cheerful smile and attitude is what I remember from those old days. My sincere condolence to his wife and family. Odette Misiewich {nee Chorney}

From: Roger Magnin
Relation: Uncle

My condolences. I always remember the summers spent at the farm. Wonderful memories.

From: Terry & Otto Siemers
Relation: Friends

So sorry to hear. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their time of sorrow. May God bless you and keep you safe in these trying days of COVID. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Denise Brault
Relation: Old friend of his daughter

My sincere condolences to you Barb and your family. So sad to hear.

From: Rick and Joanne Svanda

My condolences to the Gamblin family

From: Daniel Zarowny
Relation: Friends

On behalf of Jim Blackburn and myself, our heartfelt condolences to Genny and family on the passing of “Moe”. For many years, Moe and Genny have lived next to Jim and throughout, were his friends and caring neighbors. Their role in helping him can not be overstated.
Rest in peace, Moe, and know how much you were appreciated.

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