HOEL, Dwight Leslie


January 9, 1943 – August 21, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dwight Hoel, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.
After a courageous fight with cancer, Dwight went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Aug. 21, 2017 at the age of 74.
He is survived by his wife Myrna, his son Dallas (Molly), daughter Carla, his beloved granddaughter Madeleine; siblings Garland (Clarice), Harriette, Arden (Pat), Amber (Warren), Uncle Leslie Hoel (Jackie), as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Dwight was predeceased by his parents Oliver and Dezza Hoel, sister Karen, sister-in-law Mavis, brothers-in-law Roger Malonik and Tom Ruggles and several aunts and uncles.
The family is very grateful for the wonderful care from the team at South Health Campus.
Dwight will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dwight was born in 1943 at Coronation, Ab. His father was the pastor of the Evangelical Free Church for 16 years.
During that time Dwight’s mother had some health issues and the children were cared for by friends.
Dwight spent a goodly amount of time at the McComish ranch, 12 miles south of Coronation. He was introduced to farm life and learned much about using horses to feed cattle, milking cows and tractors.
He enjoyed the freedom of country living.
In 1957 his father took a pastorate at Champion, Ab. which was a great adjustment. He worked for various farmers on week-ends and holidays but it was not the same “ranch” environment returning to Coronation as often as possible.
He worked there and attended Veteran Gospel Camp where the Lord spoke to him about his priorities.
In 1962 he enrolled in Full Gospel Bible Institute, Eston, Sk. studying the Bible.
Dwight met Myrna while attending Bible School at Eston. They were married on April 17, 1965 in Pangman, Sk.
Dwight’s career with Cedar Log Buildings spanned 37 years doing construction and then sales.
After retirement in 2005, he went selling cars for two years, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. If talking about an event in the past. he would relate the time to what the year of someone’s car was. We found that quite hilarious.
He also liked John Deere tractors – green and yellow was the best.
Throughout the years, Dwight’s desire was to learn about the Lord more intimately, the Bible, and share the gospel with those he encountered. He is now in his heavenly home.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 25 at Falconridge Family Church (155 Falconridge Crescent NE, Calgary).
Internment was at Burdett, Ab. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dwight’s memory to Southern Alberta Bible Camp (www.sabc.ca) or Hockey Ministries International (www.hockeyministries.org).
Condolences can be made at www.myalternatives.ca.

 

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