It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our devoted husband and father. Carl passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the age of 70, following a courageous battle with cancer. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marianne; two daughters, Melinda and Gloria, as well as three beautiful grandchildren: Samantha, 13, Alexander, 10, and Rachael, 8. Carl is also survived by many family members in Germany. Carl was born on October 11, 1935 in Duisburg, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1957. Not long after, Carl met and married Marianne on December 15, 1962. A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Funeral Service, 1070 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 1:00 pm. At the request of the family, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – Comox Valley Chapter, Unit 102, 1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6.