Ret. (Cst.) Larry I Stubel
August 9, 1949 to December 18, 2021
Surrounded by love, and with strength unmeasurable…we part for now
I was born in Estevan on a blessed August day. The first legacy of love born to Victoria (nee Jesse) and Edward Stubel. I emerged into the world with strength, determination, kindness, loyalty, plus a will to carry forward that which my parents perfected for me…a love of family, of course not to forget a handsome disposition. Ok, let’s not forget gifted singer….yes Elvis…lucky for you…I had other plans.
After completing high school my sights were set on three major courses; professional hockey, divine leadership or career in the forces honouring many Veteran family members. I fulfilled a dedicated 35 years of service with the RCMP. Although dedication to the forces was a life long journey, I enjoyed most especially staying in the ranks and out of the office as much as I possibly could, my personality and guidance was essential to working with the public…my career challenged but never took precedence for the love of my family. The service would see us in many communities making many new adventures and enhancing our extended life long gift of friends we call family. We are forever greatful for those people who enhanced our lives not only in Estevan, but, North Battleford, Carlyle, Leader, Prince Albert, our Candle Lake families where we love to spend relaxing summers, and many surrounding communities. I enjoyed life to its fullest, our children and grandchildren coming to see Papa and Nana, fishing, hunting, camping, the outdoors in all its capacities, my horses and the anytime visits with so many. The Captain with his side kick Dr.P…..
In pursuit of my career and along life’s events, the most precious heart strengthening memories of my world were gifted to me, forever changing my world, giving me the pleasures of being a soulmate to husband, proud father to grandfather. Beyond this a brother, uncle, nephew, and that cousin.
On a delightful day in November, a pink bundle of joy was placed in my arms…and seated deep within my heart…my daughter Gayle. A strong personality, talents and strength to endure a future beyond what many could survive. Honey, you beat the odds and will always as did I come out stronger. She brought to us our loving son in law, Darin, and three grandchildren: Breckin (a future football star), Kellen (hockey great) and Kya (basketball champ in training). It was not long after, admidst a spring May day, our son Ryan, a handsome, hardworking, not to mention my forever names sake lineage, was also placed into my awaiting…loving arms…and heart. It is not surprising he is not only a wonderful son but dedicated, loving father, and delightful daddy sous chef. He blessed us with a very caring daughter in law, Nan, and two precious grandaughters, Camille (dancer and designer extrodinaire) and Tessa (debating scholar in training).
It was in my choosing to expand my family, and I became gratefully gifted with yet two more daughters. Tasha…our daughter who brings a great driven compassion, persuasive laughter, and dedicated nature. Living close by she came to my assistance that would not be afforded to my other family do to distance of time and travel. Many times, she arranged her life around my needs and helped my wife with a long, strong battle of my very existence. She never faltered with bringing me meals and treats, caringly sitting with me, my regular pedicures, and tending to my unending needs especially when my wife needed a moment or help. Along with a crafty son in law Tom, she blessed us with two grandchildren, Stevie (my heroic advocate & partner in crime), and Casey (assistant/ future strategist).
Completing my closest and dearest inner circle of my world is our daughter Erica. She is extremely skilled, has a true passionate and giving nature, with abilities that never cease to amaze us, always coming with an organized abundance of munchies/new flavour treats. My camping cohort that challenged me at making the best fishing hooks, building, fixing anything that needed a special touch and of course with the precise dimentions. Erica gives to us a strong support in hubby, our son in law Trevor, along with our grandsons, Edwin (athletic/entrepreneur), Tyson (noble athlete) and Hudson (my facetime buddy, youngest superhero).
My wife and soulmate, Lorna….the strength of my structure, my rock, and who never stopped loving me always. The person who organized and cared for me in every breath of my days…and whose heart will be there caring long after I take my next journey. Until we meet again…as in my video and as I told you, I waited for you…I love you and once again will wait for you! Don’t be sad, be strong….some people wait their entire lives to meet their inspiration mine came as my living guardian angel…I will always be in your heart. My favorite fur buddy Bailey, you knew me so well, your keen sences when I needed those around to know I was in need…your never ending loyalty & companionship…make sure you get your well deserved treats! Snuggle with mom, I know she will miss my daily hugs and kisses.
My family…know my heart is full of love and proud memories of who you are and how unique you all are going into this world. It is my eternal wish that those who shared in my life long adventures remember my gifts…my wife, my children and my grandchildren….my family. Don’t live saying “I should” take that time to be together….continue making memories together, I’ll be there in your hearts. What makes us strong is the love of family. Along with this keep in touch with all those extended family/friends from my lifes journeys….I put them there for a reason. Time is precious…take the time.
Predeceased by my parents, Edward & Victoria, In-laws Doug Brady & Beverley (Krawchuk) Brady. I shall be met by aunts, uncles, cousins, many family and friends who have awaited the day I go in eternal peace.
I leave for you to cherish in my memory, my wife Lorna, my children Gayle(Darin), Ryan(Nan), Tasha(Tom) and Erica(Trevor); treasured grandchildren; Stevie, Edwin, Breckin, Casey, Kellen, Tyson, Camille, Kya, Tessa, and Hudson. My siblings and their families, brother Doug (lee), sister Heather(Bill), sister Valerie(Tim), brother/sister in laws, Lyle, Lynn-Don(Noreen), Lonnie(Gaylene), Chrissy(Peter), Kelly (Judy), Matthew, Janice, S/Mil Gail…numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, extended family/friends…you shall never be forgotten, you are all very important to us. Remember that which I was to you and the times you shared with us.
Those so wishing can make memorial donations in my memory to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #60, 1317 4th Street, Estevan, SK., S4A 0X1.
Celebration of My Life arrangements (prepare for early August in PA) will be made available once finalized. The interment will be done at a later date in Estevan.
We gratefully wish to thank: Dr. B. Hafeez, Dr. R. Ilie-Haynes, Dr. A. Zhai, Dr. S. Wardell, Dr. E. Van Der Merwe, Dr. C. Dumaine, RUH Cardiac Device Clinic staff, Home Care Palliative Team Darcie with the RN’s/CCA’s, Dr. J. Samson, Paul Joy, Sr. Renee, Father Maurice, Gord Hein, Marianne and staff at Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, and all those who gave their time and talents to allow me the respect and dignity in my days I needed of you and for those I love. The numerous family and friends who endlessly gave their gifts, food, acts of kindness, visits, calls, messages, snow clearing…we bless you all.
Friends and family wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Prince Albert, SK- Marianne Turcotte- Funeral Director 306-763-3322.