Robert Owen NOEL
June 15, 1927 (London, England) to December 1, 2013 (Ponoka, Alberta)
David, beloved husband of Barbara, passed away at the age of 86.
Here I sit in wonderment of you.
All you were to me is hard pressed to put into one sincere poem.
You came into our lives quietly, and with great dignity.
You endeared yourself to us by your gentle, thoughtful ways.
You made my life so much richer with your love, your caring, and your compassion.
You were there through the joys and bumps of child rearing,
With your calmness and understanding.
Your supportive role in our lives has helped us to become who we are,
Achieving our dreams, and success in our chosen fields.
You always encouraged us, were there for us, were proud of us.
Always ready to pick up and go at a moment’s notice,
You enjoyed the excitement of travel, of seeing new places,
Of experiencing new cultures.
Our four years in Jamaica brought new challenges and triumphs –
An idyllic interlude to your career, our lives.
To be in your life has been an honor for me, and I know
We won’t forget the things we have learned from you.
It is with love and sadness that we release you to go on to your next mission.
You will always be a part of us.
And so it is.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara Noel, daughter Suzanne (Troy) Schultz, and her children Victoria and Owen, of Vernon BC, daughter Angela (Garry) Brattly, and children Cole and Brianne, of Calgary and son Simon (Taylor) Noel of Spruce Grove. David was a long time teacher at the Ponoka High School, also teaching 1 year in England and 4 years in Jamaica.