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Born: May 17, 1943
Date of Passing: Apr 03, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
He leaves to mourn his wife, Janice, of 32 years, son Jason, daughter Marcella (Joel Lemoine), his grandchildren, nephews, nieces, numerous brothers and sisters-in-laws, his cousins, and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, and sisters.
Karl was born on May 17, 1943 in Vertbirgen, Poland. After surviving the Second World War, he moved to Canada with his Mom and two brothers in June 1949 at the age of six. His mom married and the family moved to Ridgeville, Manitoba where they farmed.
In 1962, at the age of 19, he moved to the big city of Winnipeg. He lived briefly in Edmonton, but came back home to Winnipeg. He had many different jobs but finally settled at Unisource Papers in 1979. He retired in 2007 after 28 years of service.
Since Mom retired, Mom and Dad were always together. They spent their days at the Reh-Fit Centre, the Grant Park Mall with their coffee group, their church, and they spent as much time with their grandkids as possible, following them to whichever sport they were doing to watch them and cheer them on. To Dad his family was his world, and he loved them very much, always there to give them a hug and to tell them how much he loved them.
Last fall, Dad got sick, and we found out he had colon cancer. He fought his way back from the cancer and was fully recovered, back to his healthy, happy self. We were very blessed to have had the last seven months with Dad, to see him smile, tell a corny joke, to have him hug us and tell us one more time how much he loved us.
The funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1311 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, or to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 06, 2019
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
We go back as far as the Reh fit Centre and now the courses that I teach at Sobeys. Janice and Karl are great people and I am very saddened by the loss. Stay strong Janice ...my thoughts and prayers are with you, Sincerely, Sharon - Posted by: Sharon Swanson (Friend...Supporter) on: Apr 15, 2019
Janice, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Thinking back to the last time you and Karl came into the store, it made my day and lifted my spirits, as he so easily did with his kind heart and sense of humour. - Posted by: Jessica (Family Friend) on: Apr 15, 2019
It will be different at church without Karl bugging us as we sat in front of him and Janice during a service. Such an upbeat guy who will be missed. Our sympathies to the family. - Posted by: Jeff & Michele Goossen (Friend) on: Apr 12, 2019
We were two baseball and hockey Grampas who became good buds ,always looking forward to each others company and of course solving the world's problems together.There was never a boring moment .The more we conversed the more we had in common. We even managed to watch our grandsons play baseball and hockey between our conversations.I will miss Karol dearly.Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Paul de Moissac (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2019
Janice, our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Karl was always so friendly & greeted everyone with a smile. He was so very proud of you and Marcella. I know you have many memories to keep him near you in the days to come. Rick & Monie Smith - Posted by: Monica Smith (friends) on: Apr 10, 2019
Sympathy to the whole family . Prayers with you ! - Posted by: Betty Girardin (Friend ) on: Apr 07, 2019
Marcella and family, we send our deepest condolences and sympathies during this difficult time to you and your family. We had the privilege to meet your Dad and he was always smiling and telling funny stories! Lorry, David and girls - Posted by: Lorraine Milan (Friends) on: Apr 07, 2019
Janice, our prayers go out to you in your hour of need. I enjoyed Karl’s cheery greetings at the Re-Fit, and will miss him. - Posted by: John Evans (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2019
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