March 2, 1920 – Oct. 4, 2005
With great dignity, on Oct. 4, 2005 Carl Albert Fagerlid departed from us and journeyed down a new path. For over 85 years Carl entertained those who knew and loved him by telling humourous stories and reciting wonderful poems. His stories were so vivid and full of life that when he told them, the places he lived at and the people he knew came alive to his listeners; Smithers (1920s), Fraser Mills (1930s), England, Rivers Inlet, Johnson’s Strait and Salt Spring Island (1940s-1950s), Langley, Loon Lake, Vanderhoof and finally Watch Lake. Getting to know a warm and intelligent gentleman was rewarded to the people who opened their hearts to Carl. While Carl has travelled on to join his son Chuck (1999) and daughter Jean (2001), his loving wife Joan, daughter Gayle (Robert) Fremlin, grandchildren Jo-Anne, Shana, Nicholas, Kristi and Brian, sister Agnes Ross and many nieces and nephews will carry on his stories with love and respect.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow