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Daniel "Danny" Riopel


1979 ~ 2018


Mr. Daniel “Danny” Riopel of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Louise Riopel and loving father to Carter and Taya, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 39 years.

Danny was born on  to Cherie and Dave Riopel (deceased) in Edmonton and lived his early life at the family acreage near Vimy, Alberta.  Danny excelled in athletics and was best known for pitching “no-hitter” baseball games and achieving a black belt in karate.          

Danny graduated high school from Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK and furthered his formal education at SAIT in Calgary, ultimately obtaining his Red Seal as a professional welder.

He was first introduced to his “Mama”, Louise Fairhurst, in the summer of 1997 but they didn’t begin dating until years later. Danny moved to Lethbridge from Calgary where Louise was attending post-secondary school and they were married in September 2005. Danny worked as a Senior Project Coordinator at Charlton & Hill Ltd. but also pursued his own entrepreneurial interests in his spare time. Together with their children, they enjoyed many “ultimate” family adventures including hiking, camping, and overseas travel. 

In addition to his “unit”, he is survived, loved, and will always be remembered by his mother Cherie Musselwhite (John), brother Bob (Mardell), and many friends and family members.

Danny will be forever remembered for his dedication to his family and friends, “go get ‘em” spirit, and keen sense of adventure. He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Danny’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend James Grunden, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

For those who wish, donations to Danny’s children will be accepted during the service.



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