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It is with saddened hearts, the family of Arnold Florian Deibert of Cold Lake, Alberta announces his peaceful passing on Monday, November 21, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
Arnold is lovingly remembered by his three children: Dwayne (Mariann), Bonnie & Butter, Dana (Maricris); two grandchildren: Lance (Cynthia), Eric (Kayla); step-grandson: MC; great-granddaughter: Zoey; sister: Agnes; sister-in-law: Leona; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Arnold was predeceased by his wife: Eileen on Jan. 21, 2022; parents: Joseph & Barbara; three brothers: Emil, Gerald, Mervin; five sisters: Jean, Pauline, Mary, Eileen, Annette.
Arnold was born on August 8, 1935 in Macklin, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Barbara Deibert. He was the 5th oldest of 10 children. Eileen and Arnold met in Wilkie, SK and were married on February 9, 1959 in Rosetown, SK after dating for seven years.
Arnold worked as a carpenter on the Saskatchewan Pioneer Grain Elevators, so they travelled around from town to town in their travel trailer. In 1972, along with their three children, Dwayne, Bonnie & Dana they settled down in Grand Centre where construction work was plentiful. The family of five lived in the trailer park for two years, then bought the house across the street where they resided until their passings.
Arnold went to work for a home builder, Mike Fujack. Together, they built many houses throughout Grand Centre. They were built to perfection and straight as an arrow. This is how Arnold operated. He took great pride in his work and nothing he constructed, whether it was a house, a deck, or a lazy susan was ever done half-way. You could rest assured all the doors closed with ease and a marble never left its spot and scooted to a corner from wherever you placed it on the floor.
After Mike retired, Arnold, along with a colleague, Omar Villecourt started a company, Bertville Construction. They continued to build houses, as well as, ventured out to Esso to perform reno’s and build new structures.
Later on, in 1991, he went to work as maintenance for Lakeland Lodging and Housing where he retired in 2004.
Arnold loved to spend time in his shop making furniture, like coffee tables, TV stands, magazine racks, children’s rocking chairs and beautiful, gorgeous cedar trunks, which are treasured by all who received them.
Arnold liked to fish and go camping. Arnold and Eileen would pack up the motor home and travel to Saskatchewan visiting family and friends along the way. Arnold passed the time watching sports on TV, especially, hockey, baseball and curling. While the Scotts or the Brier were on there was not too much happening around the house, Arnold and Eileen were glued to the TV, cheering on their favorite team.
Arnold was loved by his family and all who came into contact with him. He always asked how the grandkids were doing. Great grandpa had a special place in his heart for his great granddaughter, Zoey and needed to know how she was doing every time we visited. His face would light up and he would chuckle when we showed him pictures or videos of her. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Service of Remembrance, Tuesday, November, 29, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Cold Lake, Alberta. Final Resting Place, to take place at a later date, Grand Centre Memorial Park Columbarium, Cold Lake, Alberta.
The family would like to thank the Associated Ambulance, Cold Lake Home Care, all the Doctors/Nurses in emergency and on 3rd Floor for their special care given to Arnold.
Memorial tributes in memory of Arnold may be sent to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 8602 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 or a charity of one’s choice.