1930 - 2018
Ernest Karl, beloved husband of Joyce Karl, passed away in Medicine Hat on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
A private burial service was held at the Foremost Cemetery on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Besides his loving wife Joyce, Ernie is survived by his sons Floyd Karl of Foremost and his son Troy Rarick; Carey Karl of Foremost and his children Matthew (LeAnna) Karl (their daughter Kaidence Karl) and Nicholas Karl. He is also survived by his brothers George (Carol) Karl and Reinhold (Isobel) Karl; sisters Irene Lynes, Kate Black, Doris (Ron) Wolfe and Pauline (Marvin) Hougen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Katherine Karl; brother Floyd Karl; brothers-in-law Ted Lynes, Bill Black and Otto Krumes.
Ernie was born in Foremost on October 3, 1930. He married the love of his life, Joyce Garner on March 12, 1954. Together they farmed at Foremost where they raised their family. He was a member of the local Fish and Game Association as well as the golf club. Ernie was a jack of all trades, however his passion was fishing and hunting. Ernie’s favorite quote was that he was “Finer Than Frog’s Hair”.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ernie’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.