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Arnold Anthony Heindel

May 28, 1931 ~ May 1, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

 Heindel: Arnold “Arnie” Anthony, was called to Rest - May 01, 2022 - Age 90 - Whispering Pines Seniors Lodge in Grande Cache, AB. 

Arnold was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1931. He was the oldest son of Roselia and Stanley Heindel from the old country.

Predeceased by his parents, two older half-sisters: Mildred and Violet, his sisters Sylvia, Arnella, (Herbert), Liberta, two infant siblings and his beloved wife Kari. Left to keep his memory alive and mourn his passing are his younger brother, Libert Heindel with nephew Jeff Heindel and family. His two daughters, Pamela Heindel (Steven Krieger), Shelda Saunders (Robin) and mother of his girls, Mrs. Geraldine Mitchell. Grandchildren Meighan Rose, Harlee Patrick, Riley Robin Ward (Erica) and great grandchildren Lily Enid and Patrick Matthew. Brother-in-law Herbert (Butch) Scholz and all the cousins are also saddened by this loss. He will be lovingly and sadly missed by his stepdaughters Sandy (John) Halvorsen and Miki (Jeff) Delwiche and their extended families in America.

Being the oldest son of an immigrant family, he didn’t speak English until he started school, he was finished his formal education by the age of 15 and working full time at the newspaper office on the big machines by 16. He was a printer for the rest of his working life, and it took him to Estevan, Sk. where he met his first wife, Gerry Stewart. Married in 1954 with 2 daughters by 1959, they moved frequently to improve his position and master his trade. Arnie was prairie born but was a mountain man at heart and lived in a few mountain towns, a few prairie towns but spent many years in the City of Calgary which was a mixture of both. He worked at the Calgary Herald and after a few years on his own, he wed his darling, Chartia (Kari) in 1973 and they lived happily together until Kari’s passing in January 2017. Prairie boys learned to curl, and Arnie loved the sport. Through his 90 years he played with friends and family and taught his daughters the game. Another sport he learned to love in his mid forties, was downhill skiing. Any outdoor activity was his pleasure. Canoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, planting trees and “servicing” his Chrysler cars.

Arnold found the Lord in his midlife when his son-in-law John took him to a Promisekeepers rally in the USA. This was to be a turning point and he enjoyed his church involvement to his last days. He and Kari studied, found strength and answers in the Scriptures. The Lord has taken Arnie home and he is reunited with his parents, sisters and his Charita.

Rest now, oh good and faithful servant.

A small, quiet Funeral Service (Open to All): May 28, 2022 – 4:00pm Cornerstone Mountain Assembly, 11001 Leonard St, Grande Cache, AB.

Interment to follow in Grande Cache Cemetery at the Columbarium.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

4:00 PM
Corner Stone Mountain Assembly
11001 Leonard St.
Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0

Interment
Saturday
May 28, 2022

5:00 PM
Grande Cache Cemetery

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