Born on March 12, 1930 in Bielefeld, Germany, he passed away peacefully on August 31, 2021 in Victoria, BC.  Karl was predeceased by his wife Gerda in 2011.

He will be missed by his daughter Monica, grandchildren Amber and Jordan, brothers, sister and family in both Canada and Germany.  The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Brigitte Adam for the care and support given to Karl.  Karl was loved and respected, and touched all those who knew him.

A celebration of Karl’s life will was held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens on Friday, September 10, 2021. Click on the image below to watch the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, PO Box Stn Main, Saint John, NB E2L 9Z9 or online at

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Cathrin und Uwe

    Wir haben Karl sehr geschätzt und gern seinen Erzählungen über sein langes Leben gelauscht.
    Unsere Gedanken sind jetzt bei seiner Familie.

    Cathrin und Uwe

    We appreciated Karl very much and enjoyed listening to his stories about his long life. Our thoughts are now with his family.

  • Gwen Holloway

    My condolences and thoughts are with you, Monica, Jordan and Amber . Take Care

  • Florence Becker

    Dear Monica & Family:

    Karl would come into our store and every time say “I’m still here!”.
    Karl will always be here in our hearts.
    Love from Florence and staff at Artworld.

  • Marv & Jackie

    Dear Monica & family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are here for you whenever you want to get in contact with us. Love you all…Marv & Jackie

  • Hilda Penner

    Dear Monica, Amber and Jordan

    Words can’t always say what the Heart wishes they could.
    We’re so sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Love Hilda, Mark, Glenn, Heather, Katherine and Liam
    And Bailey

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