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Lloyd George Gable


Able Seaman, RCNVR


Born: 1924, Harwich Township, Ontario


Died: 12 Aug 1997, Chatham, Ontario


GABLE, Lloyd George - Funeral service was held Thursday, August 14th, 1997, age 73, of Blenheim who died August 12, 1997 at Public General Hospital in Chatham. He was born in Harwich Township, son of the late Charles Gable and Lillian Reynolds. He was a member of the Board of Stewards Blenheim United Church, Past President and Life Member Blenheim Kinsmen Club, Member Branch 185 Royal Canadian Legion, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Blenheim Rotary Club, Kent Elder Abuse Committee, Chair Board of Directors for Family Services Kent, member and avid supporter Blenheim Minor Hockey and Minor Baseball, World War II veteran Royal Canadian Navy, member Royal Canadian Naval Association, Blenheim Seniors Committee, Liaison for Ontario Advisory Board, member Blenheim town council for eight years, member Blenheim Recreation Committee and fundraising committee for the Blenheim Leisure Centre and Blenheim Pool* and Supervisor for the Construction for the Blenheim Aquatic centre due to open in September. He was also an avid bridge player. Surviving in 1997 are his wife of 49 years, the former Verna Butcher, daughter Janice and Lance Fletcher (Chatham), daughter Linda and Bill Karnas (Blenheim), son Garry and Kathy Gable (Saskatoon), son Ron and Louise Colussi (Oakville, ON), 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter; brother Jack Gable (St. Petersburg, Fla), sisters Winnifred McIntosh (Windsor), Ruth Roadhouse and Meda Babis (Blenheim). Pre-deceased by brother Edward (1955). A Royal Canadian Legion memorial service was held at J.L. Ford Funeral Home Wednesday evening. Rev. Bruce Cook officiated, assisted by Rev. Alvin Armstrong at the service at Blenheim United Church. Son Garry Gable sang “Without a Song” and son Ron Gable gave words of tribute concluding with “Home and Love” by Robert Service. Pallbearers were grandchildren Jeff and Brian English, Diane, Todd and Kim Karnas and nephew by marriage Don Gammage. Flower-bearer was granddaughter Devon Gable. Memorials can be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Blenheim Community Pool or the Blenheim United Church Memorial Fund. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. (Footnote 2008: Blenheim Community Pool was formally rededicated the Gable Reese Rotary Pool.)


Ships served in:

HMCS LAURIER - Served in Laurier 04 Apr 1944 - 24 Jun 1945



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