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Greabeiel, Patrick Harold

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Maple Creek

GREABEIEL – Patrick Harold Greabeiel was born to Mary and Marshall Greabeiel on January 22, 1951 at Maple Creek.
His sister, Pamela, was very pleased to have her baby brother, and was responsible for the name, “Pat,” to go along with “Pam.”
He received his elementary education in Piapot, and his high school in Maple Creek.
Pat was creative and talented, and excelled in anything he undertook. He enjoyed curling, baseball, golf and football. His profession was house painting, which he pursued in Edmonton, Calgary and Maple Creek. He was also part of the Graham Construction crew that worked on the construction of Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge.
His funeral service was held from St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Tues., June 30, 2015.
Pat is survived by his sister Pam; his chosen niece and nephew Gina and Edwin Samson, Anne, Justin, and Danielle; his sweet Auntie Marion, several cousins, and his sons Joel and Deven. He was predeceased by his parents, and his grandparents Bertha and Joseph Greabeiel, and Lucy and Wilbur Crandall.
Those who wish, may remember Pat with a donation to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or the Southwest Healthcare Trust Fund c/o Cypress Credit Union.
Those of us who knew Pat best and loved him best knew him to be loving, kind, generous, smart, talented, and creative. We appreciated his wonderful sense of humor, his willingness to help, and to go the extra mile. Some of us even benefited from his cooking skills. We know that the terrible disease of alcoholism from which he suffered often caused him to be the opposite of this, caused his life to be unmanageable, and eventually destroyed his physical life. But we believe that when we meet him again in heaven, we will see Pat and know him as he was truly meant to be.

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