WESTERLUND – Carl Ronald Westerlund a long time resident of Ashcroft passed away on Monday March 27, 2006 in the Ponderosa Lodge Kamloops at the age of 84 years.
Carl is predeceased by brother Bill and twin sisters Lillian Hollis and Helen Pickard and is survived by his loving family his wife of 26 years Willa, children Trudy (Bob) Hicks, Ron (Irene) Westerlund, Russell (Penny) Westerlund, Roberta (Charlie) Marshall, Debbie Rauhanen, Dwayne Ewert, Evan (Minna) Westerlund, Barry Westerlund, Billy (Michelle) Campbell, stepsons Brad (Kathy) Stevenson, Rick (Linda) Stevenson, Kent Stevenson and Scott Stevenson.
Carl is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.
Carl was an Engineer with CP Rail for 41 years from Golden to Port Coquitlam starting with steam Locomotives and on to diesel. Carl retired in 1981 then fulfilled his dream of going back to the old homestead and was there for 12 years until his health forced him to retire to Ashcroft. While in Ashcroft he enjoyed working in his shop for another 12 years.
Carl was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #113 Ashcroft and also a member of the Ashcroft & District Lions Club.
Special thank you to Dr’s Raymond McConville, Dr. James Howie and the caregivers at Ashcroft & District Hospital and the Ponderosa Lodge.
Should friends so desire donations in Memory of Carl may be made to the Family Friends Society Box 773 Ashcroft, B.C. V0K 1A0.
A Celebration of Life Service for Carl was held on Saturday April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Ashcroft Community Hall, Ashcroft with Rev. Lois Petty Officiating.
Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements. 453-9802 ?