Carl Kettleson

Carl Kettleson

In Loving Memory of

Carl Kettleson

November 7, 1928 – March 1, 2014

Carl Gilbert Kettleson passed away at Dr Helmcken Memorial Hospital on March 1, 2014 after having a stroke in December 2013.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; son Gilbert (Erleen); daughters Eva and Mona (Steve); grandchildren Tim, Quentin (Nicole), Justin (Robyn) and Jamie. Carl is also survived by his brother Olaf (Joanelle); nephew Daine and nieces Laara and Bronwen. He was predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Karen.

Carl was born in Kamloops. He lived on the family farm in McMurphy until he finished Grade 10 and then went to stay with his Auntie Nelsie in Victoria to attend high school.

Carl returned to the Clearwater valley in 1952 to begin his career as a truck driver. He worked for John Foster, Fred Madden and Clearwater Timber Products until he started his own trucking business, contracting for Archibald Sawmills, Clearwater Timber Products and Slocan Forest Products until he retired in 1994. After his retirement Carl then had more time to talk to his friends and family on a regular basis by phone.

A Celebration of Life for Carl Kettleson will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Banquet Room at the Wells Gray Inn, Clearwater, BC. The service may be seen later in the day online, and condolences sent to the family at

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