In the early morning hours of Friday, January 18th, 2019, our blonde, blue eyed, 6 ft Viking Papa, Karl Gabrielson, fought his last battle in Welland, Ontario. He is on his way to Valhalla or heaven. We pray.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, April 5th, 1947 to his father Olaf Gabrielson (Olson) of Norway, and mother Mariam Hyde of New Brunswick. Youngest of siblings to Chuck (Sonny) Gabrielson, Margaret Taletta Burgsma, Betty Dilts, (all deceased).
Karl was a real estate entrepreneur, hotel/restaurant manager, in his earlier days. Loved by his three daughters Brenda , Shelley and Kandice.
Karl had many loves. Playing pool, archery, guns, woodworking, wiggly pops, drawing, animals, (NOT SNAKES!), spaghetti westerns, old cars, eggs and hot dogs, and fried bologna sandwiches.
His most noteworthy loves and treasures, MaryEllen Woodland, (to which we are thankful) in sickness and in health for last 11 years. His children, grandchildren; Chloe, Brett, Brandon and Brooklyn, nieces and nephews. Because to be of Gabrielson bloodline, means you are loved forever and a day
A special mention to longtime friend Al. We thank you for bringing our father to see his family throughout the years.
We hope you are at peace, and more than “60/40” now.
Love your Rotten Kids (he would lovingly call us).
JEG ELSKER DEG PAPAXO (I love you Dad)