Gale Patrick Weinberger, of Edmonton, Alberta, just 54 years old, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on April 19th, 2022. This loss was completely unexpected leaving family and friends shocked and deeply saddened. He was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by so many.
Gale was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan to Karl and Veronica Weinberger on March 05, 1968. He spent most of his childhood days there spending time with his 11 older brothers and sisters, building life long friendships, boxing, and being an adventurous young man. In 1980, Gale won first place in Saskatchewan’s provincial boxing championship. Not long after the passing of his father Gale moved to Edmonton, Alberta to live with his older brothers and attend St. Joseph High School. Gale went on to become the owner and operator of his own contracting company G&C Contractors. Gale was a hard worker, resilient figure in the face of adversity and person who provided exemplary effort.
Gale was a loving and dedicated father to his two beautiful daughters, Calsy (28) and Hallie (16). They were the center of his life and he gave everything a father could give. His family and friends meant more to him than anything else in the world. Gale touched everybody’s lives and made it a point to make all those he encountered feel so important and special. Anyone who knew Gale was touched by his kindness, humour, and smile. He had the biggest heart and a gift of making everyone feel like family. He constantly made it a point to check in on people and was always a source of positivity. Being humbly social was another special gift upon which Gale was bestowed; those around him were drawn to his infectious and high-spirited personality. Gale was so special. He represented the good that we all need every day in our lives.
In his free time, he enjoyed cheering on his favourite hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, being on the golf course hitting 18 holes, listening to live music and spending time with friends and family. He especially enjoyed quality time with his Grandchildren (his Munchkins) Finley, Arielle and Jaxon who were his pride and joy and spoiled every chance he got. Gale was also passionate about his faith and tried to live a life of righteousness.
“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.” Author Unknown.
Gale is survived by his daughters Calsy (Eric) and Hallie, his grandchildren Finley, Arielle and Jaxon, his mother Veronica Weinberger, his six brothers Boniface Weinberger (Hollis), Brian Weinberger, Arnold Weinberger, Kevin Weinberger, Jacob Weinberger and Ivan Weinberger. His five sisters Charlette Opper (Roy), Cora Weinberger, Patricia Stephen (Rick), Ava Silbernagel (Clarence), and Karla Snow and his 18 nieces and nephews.
Gale was preceded in death by his father Karl Weinberger, his nephews Aaron Weinberger and Dale Carter and his cousin Trevor Mettlewsky.
The funeral service will be held at Mount Carmel Spirituality Center, 1225 township road 535, Parkland County, on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at 11 am. If you would like please wear your Oilers jersey to commemorate Gales love for the Oilers. A viewing before the service will begin at 10:30 am. Following the service there will be a reception till 2pm. A burial service will follow immediately after the reception at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Please send memorial flowers to the Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove, Ab., T7X 2Z7.