GRAB, Vicktor Richard
December 5, 1966 – October 22, 2016
Our brother, uncle, colleague and friend, Vicktor Richard Grab passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. He was 49.
Born and raised on the family farm near Rimbey, Alberta, Vicktor was the youngest of ten children born to Waldemar and Erika Elise Grab. Vicktor was predeceased by his parents, Waldemar (1992) and Erika (1999). He is survived by his two sisters and seven brothers: Wesley (Reanee) of Van Buren, Arkansas; Gary (Debra) of Calgary, Alberta; Wally (Antje) of Carstairs, Alberta; Johnny (Darlene) of Hoadley, Alberta; Evelyn (Joe) of Edmonton, Alberta; Ingrid (Dave) of Oakville, Ontario; Reiner (Marion) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; Edgar of Edmonton, Alberta; and Rudi (Chris) of Leduc, Alberta. Vicktor is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
Vicktor will fondly be remembered and greatly missed. A lifelong bachelor, Vicktor greatly enjoyed spending time with family. He had a special connection with his nephews and nieces and particularly liked holiday celebrations and watching their various extracurricular sport activities (hockey, basketball, soccer, dance and more). He was passionate about many things: reading, watching movies and science fiction television shows, the Edmonton Oilers, participating in football and hockey pools, curling, bowling, slo-pitch, rec hockey, golf, etc.
For many years, Vicktor was an active member of the Olds Royal Canadian Legion #105 where he developed many lasting friendships.
Vicktor completed the Chemical Technologist program at NAIT (Edmonton, Alberta), and was principally employed by Banner Pharmacaps (Olds, Alberta) and later by Factors Group of Nutritional Companies (Kelowna, BC).
Since about 2008 Vicktor courageously battled ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Despite the ravages of this insidious disease, Vicktor’s radiant smile was a constant. If friends so desire, it was Vicktor’s wish that memorial donations be made in his name to the ALS Society of Alberta: http://www.alsab.ca/take-action/(phone: 403-228-3857 or mail: ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 – 10 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1).
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
Special thanks go to the many caregivers and healthcare providers who contributed to Vicktor’s care over the past several years with special gratitude to the staff of the Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre in Calgary.
Funeral services and a celebration of Vicktor’s were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium located at 4937 – 49th Avenue, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0.
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe
in charge of the arrangements.
Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366
“A Caring Family, Caring For Families”