June 24, 1925 – August 31, 2015
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Carl Albin Carlson, a long time resident of Duncan B.C.
Carl is survived by his wife Lorna, daughters, Sandra Barton, Carole Carlson, Debra (Vern/Jim) Dillabough & Carla Carlson, sons, Wayne (Wendy) Carlson, and Warner. Carl/Dad will be fondly remembered by grandchildren, great grand children and great, great grand children, nieces and nephews.
He gained many lifetime friends in his 50 years or more in the logging industry and could perform any of the necessary jobs needed doing as he began logging at age 14. His career led him and family to many isolated, bays, inlets and sheltered areas up and down the West Coast of B.C.
Carl was a R.C.N World War 2 Veteran and lifelong member and volunteer of the Duncan Elks Lodge # 69.
He will be forever remembered by all who knew him as a man with a wonderful sense of humor and his great love of nature. He was an avid reader and never stopped learning about life and the world.
The family is very grateful for the care provided by the doctors and nurses of the second floor Cowichan District General Hospital, home care provided by Helen, and more recently to the staff of the Lodge on 4th Ladysmith. BC. Thank you.
Dad always said he had a great life with few regrets, and not long ago he commented that he didn’t buy green bananas anymore!
No service by request.
A gathering of family will be held to celebrate his life. You may consider a donation to a Charity of your choice, or a donation may be made to the Cowichan and District Hospital women’s auxiliary.