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Obituary - Brenda Gabel

Brenda Gabel

1959 - 2022

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Gabel(2022)

Brenda Louise Gabel (nee Charette) peacefully passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022, at the age of 63, with her loving husband and daughter by her side. Along with her husband Allan, Brenda is survived by her daughter, Nikita Gabel; sister, Pam and brother, Michael. She was predeceased by her mother, Jackie MacIntyre and brother, Stephen Charette.

Brenda was born on October 25, 1959, in London, Ontario and raised in Windsor, Ontario. As a teen she loved to dance and skate at the roller rink. Being raised across the river from Detroit, she loved listening to Motown and would often be caught singing her favorite songs around the house.

Brenda moved to Medicine Hat in the 80’s, where she worked at local bars for years. This is where, she showed everyone how fierce and charismatic she was. She was the life of the party and had no problem telling it like it was; a trait that she was well known for.

In the 90’s, Brenda met Allan Gabel and the two fell madly in love. Allan was drawn to her beauty, her confidence and her ability to keep him in check. In 1997, they had their only child, daughter, Nikita. They married on February 2, 2005. Brenda and Nikita were attached at the hip, where one went, the other would follow. Brenda’s family meant the world to her. She was an incredible wife and mother, always putting her family first.

She was passionate, kind, quick-witted and always knew how to put a smile on someone’s face. She will be immensely missed by all who knew her.

Brenda’s life will be silently remembered by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people donate to APARC, 1002 South Railway Street, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 2W2. Allan and Nikita would like to thank the staff at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre and the nurses on 4 West.


  1. Melissa Cotten-Young:
    Dec 20, 2022 at 08:23 PM

    Al and Nikita, I send my deepest sympathies. Brenda was such a wonderful woman and I enjoyed talking to her every time I saw her. I will miss her.

  2. Braiden & Kari Godlonton:
    Dec 20, 2022 at 08:37 PM

    Al & Nikita,
    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Brenda will truly be missed. We hope you find comfort in your memories and all the special time you had together. Please know we are here for you if you need anything!
    Braiden & Kari

  3. Rob Gale:
    Dec 20, 2022 at 08:42 PM

    Our deepest condolences 🙏. May ourprayers be with you in this time of loss

  4. Art & Ronalea Lynn:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 04:02 AM

    Al & Nikita. Our thoughts & prayers are with you both at this time. Brenda will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her.

  5. Trevor Manary:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 09:41 AM

    My deepest condolences to the family

  6. Evelyn KASSA:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 09:50 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss Alan and Nikita ‼️ Brenda was taken way too soon! Remember all the good memories and remember she is Always close to you and safe in your heart ❤️ ❤️xoxo

  7. Catherine Sivasankar:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 02:09 PM

    Al and Nikita,
    Andrew, Carly and myself send you our most heartfelt condolences. Brenda was one of a kind and one of the strongest, kindest people I have ever met. We lost touch after the kids left elementary school but I have always valued the many hours we sat having coffee at the school gate.

    Catherine Sivasankar

  8. Helen:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 02:38 PM

    It is with great sadness to hear of your passing, and my heart is heavy for Allen and Nikita I am so sorry for your loss.I didn't know Brenda for very long but the short time I knew her she made a great impact on me, she was a very strong and couragageous women, we called ourselves soul sisters as we shared the same birthday. I will always think of you Brenda on October 25th. Fly free soul sister.

  9. Linda Craigen:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 03:43 PM

    Extremely sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Brenda very well, but when I’d see her, & you both at Kuntz family reunion’s, you all looked so very happy!

  10. James Ensz:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 09:44 AM

    So sorry for your loss Allen,she will be missed.

  11. Willie and Linda Langille:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Sorry to hear about your wife. Condolences to you all and your daughter

  12. Arlene Sauer:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 06:11 PM

    Sincere Condolences Allen, Nakita & Family. I had met Brenda years ago. I enjoyed her company, her smile and her humour. She Will Be Missed. Fly with the Angels Brenda 🕊 🙏

  13. Bruce Smith:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    Al & Nikita
    I am truly sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of Brenda ,
    Working with Brenda for several years she became one of my favourites.
    I will miss running in to her in the grocery store or other places in town.
    R.I.P Brenda


  14. Sam Bishop:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 10:55 PM

    Al & Nikita,
    We are saddened of the news to see Brenda has passed. Thinking about you all through this year and hoping Brenda would get through this. Will miss her a lot, this year already I miss talking to her over the fence.
    Will be in touch, hugs to you both.
    Sam & Wayne

  15. Richard and Charlene Oster:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 11:23 PM

    So sorry for your loss.
    Sending our deepest condolences.

  16. Robert Linda Kittelson:
    Dec 23, 2022 at 04:36 AM

    So sorry Al about your loss of Brenda. I hope you and Nikita find peace. God bless you and other family members. Have peace with these bad days to come. We are thinking of you and yours. Take care, Allen

  17. Michele Stremel:
    Dec 23, 2022 at 07:58 PM

    My deepest condolences to you, Al and Nikita, on the loss of your beautiful wife and mom! Blessings.

    Dec 24, 2022 at 08:46 AM

    Dear Allan and Niki,
    So very sorry to hear about Brenda. Keeping you both in my prayers.
    Your cousin Diane and family (Ontario)

  19. Joanne Taylor:
    Dec 25, 2022 at 10:56 PM

    I am sending my heartfelt condolences. I have so many great memories of Brenda. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Al & Nikita.

  20. Val and Tom Davidson:
    Dec 31, 2022 at 05:19 PM

    Dear Al and Nikita
    Our hearts are with you.
    Brenda was like a soul sister.. like we were friends instantly. I cant explain it.. but i think it really was her honest heart that drew me to her. You have suffered a great loss.. we are truly sorry.

  21. Dean Horn:
    Apr 22, 2023 at 12:25 PM

    To all the Gable family I am so sorry to hear of Brenda‘s passing my condolences to you and the family. She was a wonderful woman and always had a really great sense of humor.

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