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Posted: June 22, 2021

Obituary of Carl Charles VanDoorselaere


December 20, 1950 ~ June 12, 2021 (age 70)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, Carl Charles VanDoorselaere. Carl passed peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, June 12th in Fernie, BC, after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years of age.

Carl was born on December 20th, 1950 in Minto, NB to Simon and Kathleen (Kay) VanDoorselaere. The oldest in a family of five children, Carl started working in the coal mines at an early age with his father in Minto, NB. Carl also studied welding and in his teenage years he had the travel bug and moved to BC where he met and married Lori VanDoorselaere (Gagne) in 1971. Carl and Lori went on to share 50 beautiful years of marriage and had two wonderful children, Dustin VanDoorselaere and Chrissie Streker.

Carl was a proud miner, known for his knowledge and skill in drilling and blasting, where he made many friendships and touched many lives, working from coast to coast across Canada.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lori, his children Dustin (Adriana) and Chrissie (Shawn), his grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, and Katelyn Streker and Katherine and Hannah VanDoorselaere, his mother Kay VanDoorselaere, his sisters Caroline (Julian) Albert, Ruthie Caissie and Ann Marie (John) Belliveau, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and close friends.  He was predeceased by his father Simon VanDoorselaere, his brother Allan VanDoorselaere and his brother-in-law John Caissie.

Funeral services will be privately held. Memorial donations may be made in Carl’s name to the Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada or to your local Red Cross.


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