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Gerald Niebel

January 2, 2021

Obituary

      GERALD WILLIAM NIEBEL
 

It is with sadness, that we announce the passing of Gerald Niebel on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the age of 89.

He was predeceased by his wife Emily and his brother Russell. He is survived by his children, Juliette, Douglas (Liz), Larry (Stacey), Ronald; grandchildren and great grandchildren and  many nieces and nephews.

Gerald was born July 21, 1931 in Melville Sk. The family moved to Manitoba when he was 15. Upon finishing school, he started working at the Manitoba Rolling Mills in Selkirk. Shortly thereafter Gerald and Emily started a dairy farm in Clandeboye. After retiring, they spent time travelling and eventually moved to Selkirk.

Gerald was a hardworking, resourceful man building his own home, barn and other buildings.  He liked to spend time in his shop tinkering with different projects. Gerald also loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

Due to the current health restrictions a private family funeral will take place.  

As per Gerald's request:

Footprints

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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