1941 ~ 2016
Surrounded by his loving family, Karel “Carl” passed away on October 11, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with heart and Parkinson’s diseases and cancer. He was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada (Chilliwack) with his parents and two brothers in 1952. In 1954, they moved to Abbotsford. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for BC Tel (now Telus) for 34 years in various Engineering, Marketing and Operations management positions. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Valerie, and his children and grandchildren; Steven (Anita) – Georgia and Audrey; Karen (Rob) – Carter, Martin and Makena; Michael (Helen) – Luke and Nicholas. He is also survived by his two brothers, John and Bert and their families. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the BC Cancer Foundation, the Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.