1961 – 2014
Daniel Leigh Stingel of Lacombe, Alberta passed away on November 4th, 2014 at the age of 53 at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. Dan (or Dano) was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta in February 1961 to Carl & Marg Stingel. He moved with his family to Alix, Alberta in 1967 and later still to their farm two miles west of Alix. In high school, he met Karen Hanes and they began dating. Deciding they were best buddies, they wed in 1983. In 1987 they welcomed their first son, Darcy, followed happily by Derek in 1989 and ‘those Stingel boys’ were complete. Having started as a bodyman in the auto industry, Dan’s career was as successful as it was varied; body shop owner, insurance adjuster, teacher and firefighter were just a few of the hats he wore. His love for his friends and neighbours was evident in his dedication to his community. He had a heart of gold and was always putting others before himself. A Mason, Kinsmen, husband, father, brother, friend, story-teller, hero and more, he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him. He loved you all. He was pre-deceased by some of his beloved aunts and uncles, his mother, Margaret Stingel, and is lovingly survived by Karen, his wife of 31 years; his sons Darcy Stingel and Derek (Ashley) Stingel; his father Carl (Signe) Stingel; his sisters Cynthia (Brian) Fox and Janine Stingel; his sisters-in-law BettyLou Hanes and Gail (George) Payne; brothers-in-law Lloyd Beamish and Kevin (Jose) Hanes; his nephews Ben (Maren) Fox, Joel Fox, Maxime Durflinger, Matt (Trista) Beamish, Courtney Beamish and Jamie Hanes; his nieces Leah (Chris) Simeniuk, Kara (Jeff) Halvorsen, Lindy Payne and Stephanie (Drew) Bakgaard; and many great- nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends who were, and always will be, near and dear to him and his family. A Celebration of Dan’s life will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Sunday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the Stingels ask that you follow Dan’s lead and pay it forward to those who are in need. A donation in Dan’s name may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation – www.liver.ca . To express condolences to Dan’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To
PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
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