LEWIS

Tri-County Vanguard - - OBITUARIES -

LEWIS,

Carl Joseph - It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Carl J. Lewis on Thurs­day, April 26, 2018, at the Lac La Ronge Health Cen­ter with fam­ily by his side. Carl was born on Tues­day, Novem­ber 10, 1936, to Dar­rel and Cather­ine Lewis in Digby, Nova Sco­tia. He had four sib­lings and the fam­ily grew up in a small fish­ing com­mu­nity on the Bay of Fundy. They all worked to­gether, sup­port­ing each other as a tra­di­tional fish­ing fam­ily. Carl wanted more out of life then what Gul­liv­ers Cove could of­fer, so he pur­sued a ca­reer in the Armed Forces. Carl en­listed in 1958 and his first post­ing was in Gage­town, New Brunswick, where he met his fu­ture wife, Joan Tup­pen. Carl’s ca­reer took them over­seas and they started their fam­ily on mil­i­tary bases in Ger­many. The fam­ily moved back to Canada in 1963, and Carl was posted to Petawawa, On­tario. Carl did two more tours of duty over­seas be­tween 1965-1968. Carl’s fi­nal post­ing would move the fam­ily to Saska­toon, Saskatchewan in 1970. Carl re­tired from the Armed Forces in 1980, at which point he started his sec­ond ca­reer with Saskatchewan Min­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (now Cameco). This ca­reer took Carl to Ura­nium City in north­ern Saskatchewan, even­tu­ally set­tling in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. It was in La Ronge where Carl met Glen­nis Folkvord. Carl and Glen­nis were mar­ried in 1986 and built a life to­gether in La Ronge. Carl had many pas­sions in his life, fish­ing, hunt­ing and travel to name a few; he es­pe­cially loved car­pen­try and was very well known for his wood work.

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