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September 13, 1929 - October 30, 2023

In loving memory ~

Karl passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30 in Salmon Arm.

He was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Hans Trabold and Margaret (Egenolf), the eldest of six children. His parents, his sisters Marianne and Hildegard and his brother Hermann, predeceased Karl. He is survived by his sisters Magdalena Demuth (Hermann) and Sister Ulrike as well as nephews and nieces in Germany.

Karl was educated in Germany and came to Canada in 1957. He pursued his career in the helping professions in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and in Williams Lake and Revelstoke, BC. He retired to Salmon Arm where he was involved in many volunteer roles as a Seniors Counsellor and Advocate. He enjoyed being an active paddler with the Grey Grebes Dragon Boaters and participated in the Shuswap Writers Group. Karl was also an active and esteemed member of Schlaraffia an international club dedicated to friendship and tolerance.

As a valuable and trusted friend to many in Salmon Arm, Karl will be dearly missed for his empathy, listening ear and his thoughtful and sought after wise words. He brightened our days with his sense of humour and heartfelt laughter. Karl was a keen observer of the human condition and referred to himself as "A Philosopher of Life".

Karl helped countless friends and at least two families through difficult times becoming an honorary member of the Bahle (Lumby) and Klein (Salmon Arm) families. He will be missed by his many friends but especially by Marilyn, Brian, Catherine, Claudette, Rene, Elke, Eberhard and Gabi. His friend Brian once said, 'The world needs more people like Karl." True words indeed.

One of Karl's poems was published in the 1995 edition of 'Kaleidoscope III' by the Shuswap Writers' Guild. It illustrates his deep thinking.

Constant Irritation (Karl Trabold)

Knowledge is surrounded by ignorance.

Logic is frustrated by myth.

Creation is terminated by destruction.

Light is imprisoned in darkness.

Health falters into sickness, life ends in death.

Law and order is human, chaos is Divine.

Karl expressed gratitude for his care by Dr. Bell, the staff at Landers Lodge and in the last eight months, the staff at Mt. Ida Mews.

Karl requested no service, but rather that friends remember him over a cup of coffee and with a kind deed.

Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Services where messages to family and friends may be sent.

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