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Karl Wintersberger

December 28, 1927 - May 20, 2013


Karl Wintersberger, of Balfour, BC died Monday, May 20th, 2013, at age 85,  in Mountain Lake Seniors Community, Nelson, BC.
Born in Schwarzenberg, Austria, December 28, 1927 Karl emigrated from Austria to Canada after the 2nd World War, arriving in Newfoundland.  He worked his way across Canada in logging and mining camps ending up in British Columbia where he spent most of his working years as a miner.  He worked the Bluebell Mine in Kootenay Bay until it closed in 1972, then spent some time working in the Sullivan Mine at Kimberly, BC from which he retired in 1983.
Karl loved Canada and was in love with life and all people.  He trusted and was a friend to everyone.  You could always find Karl with a smile on face, a laugh in his belly, and ready to hoist a beer in celebration.
Karl enjoyed spending time in his boat touring Kootenay Lake, pruning his roses, and taking his daily walks, later along with his dog Babs, then stopping by the local coffee shop for breakfast and chat with the neighbors, and later in the day enjoying a pint with friends at the local pub.
Karl is survived by two brothers, Ludwig and Ernst, both of Austria, and two sisters, Anna of Switzerland, and Hildegard of Austria.
Karl will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who were blessed to know him.  We love you Karl!









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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Mollie Hufty's Family
Relation: Friend

We would like to send our condolences to all who knew Karl. We are grateful for having him in our family at Mountain Lakes. We will always remember him.

From: Shannon
Relation: Acquaintance

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Karl. He was one of the happiest, nicest guys living in Balfour. He always had a smile, a funny and unmistakeable chuckle, was generous, was fun to golf with, and would give anyone the shirt of his back who needed help. I will always see Karl walking the streets of Balfour with his dog Babs. Rest in peace Karl

From: John & Elisabeth Soriat
Relation: Austian friends

We extend our sympathy to Ludwig , Ernst,Anna,and Hildegard.We are sharing in your sorrow and hope you will find comfort in the memories your loved one left behind.Karl was a gentle man and loved by every one.With our love and prayers
Elisabeth and John (Hans)

From: Visti family
Relation: friend

The Visti family had known Karl for 45 years and are saddened to hear of his passing. He will always be remembered by his kindness, smile and his laughter. Rest in peace Karl

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