CORBIELL, Damien Henry

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Damien Corbiell who on April 2, 2017 left this world to join his beloved wife, May.  Damien was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 28, 1922 to Jean Baptiste & Yvonne Corbiell, and grew up on the family farm north of Cluny. On April 20, 1950, Damien married his soulmate, May Jeanette Heather and lived on the home place until their retirement into Strathmore in 1987.  It was on the family farm they raised three children Barry, Heather & Alan.  There was never a part of the machinery that dad couldn’t tackle to fix, or make a new part out of old parts. Dad loved his RV’s and spent many summers camping, and wintering in Arizona.  Dad especially loved his sports, and finally at the age of 91, retired from golfing and curling three times a week.  Dad’s other passion was playing crib, especially when it gave him great satisfaction to beat his son-in-law Bruce. Damien leaves behind his son Barry (Lindsay) Corbiell, and their families Melanie & Justin Hardy, Michael Corbiell, Carmen Corbiell, & Justin Corbiell; daughter Heather (Bruce) Johansen and their families Michelle & Murray Gordon, Trevor Johansen, & Bryce Johansen; and daughter-in-law Sharon Corbiell (Don Peters), and their family Reilly Corbiell, & Lauren Corbiell, & Stephanie Peters, Christa Peters & Jenny Peters. With a special place in dad’s heart were his 7 precious great-grandchildren Grayson, Avery, & Denver Hardy, Owen & Trey Corbiell, and Brynlee & Brody Gordon.  Dad was predeceased by his wife, May Corbiell, on January 19, 2016; and son, Alan Corbiell, on December 5, 2005.  The family would especially like to thank Dr. Sader for the exceptional attention and care he provided to dad over the last few years.  Thanks to the staff at Sagewood for their kindness and support that dad received during his stay.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hope Community Covenant Church at 11:00 am.  If family and friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the Wheatland Area Hospice Society (PO Box 2154, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2).  To send condolences, click the link below or email directly to condolences@wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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