It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Garth Ebel, late of Weyburn, SK on September 29, 2021 at the age of 74 years. Garth was embraced with love from his entire family and a lifetime of friends, near and far.
He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Irene Ebel; his father-in-law Donald Murray; son-in-law Trevor Roesslein; daughter-in-law Nicole Sanguin; and his sister Sharon Pitre.
Garth is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; children: Jody (Jamie), Stacey (Korey), Kurtis and Dane; grandchildren: Cody (Gen), Levi (Heather), Meaghan (Zach), Wyatt, Cole, Austin, Trey, Cameron, Reis, Ashton, Kohen, Kip, Ekko, Oakley, and Olivia; great grandchildren, Owen and Sam; sister Shannon (Trevor) Bell; sister-in-law Connie Whitrow (Pat); brother-in-law Barry (Carla) Murray; mother-in-law Meta Murray; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Garth was a warrior, who fought a never ending, continuously more aggressive, tireless and unforgiving disease. ALS. His strength, selflessness, determination, patience, and love for his children and grandchildren displayed itself in how he hid his discomforts and challenges, often leaving everyone questioning just how much of a struggle he was enduring. It did not matter his lack of sleep, inability to speak, and extreme difficulty to breathe, he still always had time for a visit with a friend on a "walk," or a surprise pop in from a grandchild during happy hour. Not once did his warrior spirit let anyone see him struggle.
Despite his loss of words and no voice Garth's first concern was always, "How are you doing? How is your family?" His curiosity and love for his own caused us to sometimes forget what he was going through. In this Garth truly beat ALS. ALS may have ended his life, but it never stopped Garth from living it fully. Garth has left many legacies to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. What it means to be proud and honorable. How to love, cherish and respect your wife. The importance of hard work and a firm handshake. To always have time for and value your friends and family. Dad, Grandpa, Garth, we will forever honor you.
A Private Family Graveside Service was held at RD Hillcrest Columbarium, Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK with funeral celebrant Judy Beck. All were welcomed to a Come & Go Celebration and Reception held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at #7 – Hartney Bay (backyard) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Garth may be made to the ALS Society of Saskatchewan, 90 C Cavendish Street, Regina, SK, S4N 5G7.
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