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Condolence From: Piet en Pauline Ypma from Holland
Condolence: dear relatives of Albert, since 2013 Al is our special guest in our farm during May. We remember the end of World War II. it is so special that he just passed away in this time.of the year. We had the honour to have Al as a veteran in our family and our village. Such a good man. He was in our house sometimes, he will be in our hearts for ever. May God bless him.
Wednesday May 06, 2020
Condolence From: Doris Akitt
Condolence: So sorry for the loss of your father. Met him many years ago when I went to school with Jill starting in public school all the way through university. I'm sure
he will be missed alot. My prayers are with the family.

Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Rob van den Bijllaardt
Condolence: Dear relatives Albert Goebel,
Albert was one of us here in Lettele, and we wish to express our condolences here. As a member of the men’ s club we will miss him as symbol of our freedom.
Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Deb & Paul Greenwood
Condolence: Our heartfelt thoughts and much love to Al's family.

We will miss our travel friend Al. It was an honour for us along with my Dad, fellow WW 2 veteran, to visit the Netherlands with Al on many trips.
Jill, Dane & Linda, We will hold dear the wonderful memories of our last Netherlands tour together with your Dad in the Spring of 2018.
Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Chris Ram
Condolence: And if it fall unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll raise a glass and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

I too had the pleasure - and the honour - of making Al's acquaintance at Arnhem. We commemorate history. He made it.

The Dutch are grateful for what he did.
We should all be grateful for what he and his comrades showed us that we can do.
Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Liberation Tours Canada
Condolence: Love from all of us at Liberation Tours. We will miss Albert's smile at Holten.
Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Sabine Nolke
Condolence: My deepest condolences on the passing of Albert Goebel, one of Canada's finest - taken at nearly 99 years yet far too soon. My heart breaks for his family and friends.

I had the privilege of meeting Al in my former capacity as Canada's Ambassador to the Netherlands, when he attended the annual commemorations in Arnhem. Kind and humble, but still possessed of the fire that allowed him to play his role in history.

The world is a lesser place for the passing of men like Al, ordinary men who did the extraordinary when their country and the world needed them. We will not see their like again.

Sabine Nölke
Chargée d'Affaires
Canadian Embassy in Ireland
Monday May 04, 2020
Condolence From: Gini & Bruce Nolan
Condolence: Our sincere sympathy to you Jill and to Keith, Dane and Faye. What a full long life your father had. He will be missed by all who knew him. You can all be proud of such an upstanding gentleman your father was and he will be remembered for that.
God Bless.
Bruce and Gini
Sunday May 03, 2020
Condolence From: Welcome Again Veterans comite Deventer (Netherlands)
Condolence: A last salute to a Veteran who was partly responsible for the WWII liberation of the Netherlands, Albert Goebel. Many times we have met this Hero and very sorry that he has not experienced the 75th anniversary of this anniversary. He liked to be seen in the municipality of Deventer and he had closed the village of Lettele to his heart. He does not deserve to have to say goodbye to life in this way. We are grateful that we got to know him. Jill, Dane and Linda, children and grandchildren, be proud of your father, grandfather and grandfather. He was a beautiful and amiable man.
On behalf of Welcome Again Veterans committee Deventer our last salute!
Bas van Swigchem, chairman.
Sunday May 03, 2020
Condolence From: Kathy Shaw (Moser)
Condolence: All my condolences to Al's family. Al was married to my Aunt Lorraine. Aunt Lorraine cherished Al. Not only did I get to know Al through family events and get-togethers but I also saw him at the annual Sunday Remembrance Day celebration at St. Michael Parish in Waterloo. Al was such a kind, gentle man. May he rest in peace.
Saturday May 02, 2020
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