October 21, 1932 – February 4, 2021
With great sadness we announce the passing of Louis Charles Hascarl.
He passed away peacefully February 4th with family by his side.
Born and raised in Nakusp, B.C., Lou moved his family to Canal Flats, B.C., in 1969, where they lived until 2004. After retiring Lou and Dawn made their residence in their motor home, summering at Woodbury Resort, Ainsworth, B.C., and wintering at Seal Bay RV Resort in Comox, B.C. Lou always had a congregation at his campfire, which he would have every chance he could, always liking the company and telling of stories. Lou loved to drive, especially the back roads wherever he went, exploring new places. Even though he drove logging truck for a living and worked long hours, his relaxation with the family on the weekend was driving the roads he’d driven all week. So when later in life some of us took up Geocaching, it fit right in with that enjoyment for him exploring new areas. Lou enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, exploring, and finding new places. One of his greatest joys was to spend his days picking huckleberries and mushrooms. He took great pleasure in his alone time, often spending whole days out picking all by himself. He would go to great lengths to keep his special spots secret, telling wild stories of bears to deter others from his favorite spots.
Lou leaves to mourn his 5 children and their spouses, Lucille (Doug) Smith, Kimberley, B.C., Daryl (Barbara) Hascarl, Elkford, B.C., Beverley (Terry) Carleton, Swift Current (Neville) SK, Naomi (Dan) Maisonneuve, Golden, B.C., Melanie (Blake) Kurucz, Coalhurst, AB. Lou leaves 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He also leaves two very special people in his life, Paul and Theresa Butcher of Comox, B.C., who became his adopted family, 11 surviving siblings, brothers, Lloyd, Les, Neil, Allan, Gerry, Ronnie, and Kenny, sisters, Judy, Patsy, June, and Iris, Lou leaves many, many nieces/nephews, grandnieces/nephews, and great-grand nieces/nephews.
Predeceased by his wife Dawn and by one brother, Lawrence.
Lou touched a lot of lives and he will be missed greatly.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lunge and staff at the Kimberley Medical Centre, all of the great staff of Garden View Village, the Health Care Auxiliary Loan Cupboard, and East Kootenay Regional Hospital for their superb care and support of Lou during his time in Kimberley.
Dependent on Covid19 restrictions, A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when we are allowed to gather with all our family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
McPherson Funeral Services
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