Carl Ernest Luckow

Carl Ernest Luckow

Passed away peacefully at Bastion Place on August 3, 2013 after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer.

He was born in Hettinger, North Dakota on March 29, 1928 to Ernest and Myrtle Luckow.

The family moved to Swan River, Montana when he was 4. He attended school at Swan River and Ferndale and graduated from Bigfork High School in 1946. Carl married Della Fenby on October 29, 1949. In 1952, he was drafted into the military and spent 18 months in Germany as a field wireman. After he was discharged from the military in 1954, he returned to Montana he and Della moved to their cabin on Swan River where they ranched. He was a sawyer in a mill and eventually went into logging.

Carl often said one of the best times in their lives was when they adopted 2 girls from Browning, Montana, Rita (1958) and Marla (1961). Soon after, the family moved to Tappen, BC in 1964 and later settled in White Lake.

He formed his own logging company and worked as a contractor with Holdings Lumber Co. for many years. He also owned a woodlot and worked until health issues forced him to retire.

He enjoyed spending time in the garden, loved flowers, fishing and jigsaw puzzles. Some of Carl’s happiest moments were during family get togethers. He especially loved children.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother. Carl is survived by Della, his wife of 63 years; daughters Rita (Bryon) Every, Marla (Warren) Drader, both of White Lake; grandchildren, Owen (Andria) Every, Randy Every (Crystal Millwater), Andrea Drader (Garth Turner) and Janine Drader. He is also survived by eight great grandchildren and numerous relatives in the U.S.A.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held on August 17, 2013 at the White Lake Hall at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium

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