EARL ROBERT CARLSONPosted: December 13th, 2013
February 13, 1937 ~ December 11, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Earl Robert Carlson beloved husband of Joyce Ann Carlson at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on December 11, 2013 at the age of 76 years. He was a loving father to his daughter, Mina Nancy Carlson (Rory Sehn) and their children, Brady, Kallen, Aidan; son, Clinton Andrew Carlson of Red Deer, AB., and his children, Torston and Ellia; son Lance E. Carlson of New Westminster, B.C. Earl also leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Irene Cartier and Carol (Olivo) Albrino; brothers-in-law, Victor (Liz) Petersen, John (Rayleen) Petersen, Jim (Linda) Petersen; sister-in-law, Peggy Jean (Floyd) Flemmer as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Einer Perreleus Carlson of Oslo, Norway in 1972 and Ruth Watn (Carlson) of Troneheim, Norway in 1968. Earl was born on February, 13, 1937 in New Westminster, B.C. There he worked as a tugboat operator and in the lumber industry. Earl moved to Calgary in 1963 where he met and married Joyce Petersen in 1964. They moved to Medicine Hat in 1975 to raise their family. Earls working career included Western Co-op Fertilizers and Canadian Fertilizers for 18 years. Together, Earl and Joyce owned and operated Carlsons Art Room between 1979 to 1984 where Earl enjoyed the custom framing portion of the business while Joyce ran the store and balanced the books. Earl loved his home life, football (BC Lions) and took pride in his yard especially after his retirement. Earl will be missed by all who knew him. The funeral service will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Helen Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The War Amps, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON., K1V 0C4. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.
Dear Joyce, Jim and I were so sad to hear of Earl’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family. It’s so difficult to get through these days but know that you have our prayers and friendship. We leave with you a saying I once heard that says ‘ I believe that when you lose a person you love you gain an angel you know’.
Love Jim and Renee Herman
Please accept our most sincere condolences. May God’s promise of everlasting life comfort you through this difficult time, a time when loved ones will never have to part ( John 3:16)
our thoughts and prayer are with you.