Karl Rueben Hiscock turned off the light and closed the door on his woodworking studio on the 17th of December 2014 for the last time. His big heart eased to a stop as he dozed off listening to a Classic Country Music station on his TV. It doesn’t get any better than that, not for Karl Hiscock it doesn’t.
Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, he celebrated his 80th birthday in October of this year. He was apprenticed as a carpenter by Bowaters in Corner Brook, and went to work on the Carol Project in Labrador in 1959, when he stayed for 30 years. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Town of Labrador City from 1961, becoming the Chairman of the Board in 1978, and was elected the first mayor of Labrador City in 1981, and served as deputy mayor from 1985 to 1989. He was instrumental in developing recreational opportunities in Labrador City, notably the Carol Curling Club, minor hockey, and softball. His finest hour was during the aftermath of the Blizzard of 1981 where he coordinated the recovery efforts from the disaster created by a loss of electric power during the storm.
On retirement, he and his wife Fran moved to Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, then followed their children out west to Lloydminster, Alberta, and then finally to Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
He is pre-deceased by his father Jim, his mother Hazel, his brother Gerald, his brother Grant and his brother-in-law Gordon Cartwright. He is survived by his wife Fran, his sister Phyllis Musseau, his brother Ralph, his sister Beverly Cartwright, his sister Debbie Stratton, his son Greg, his daughter Rosalyn Grady, his son Garfield, his son Stephen, his grandson Matthew, his granddaughter Danielle, his grandson Michael Grady, his granddaughter Elizabeth Grady, his grandson Vance, his granddaughter Alana, his granddaughter Kate, his granddaughter Leah, his grandson Karl, his grandson Andrew, his grandson Ronnie, his granddaughter Mia, his grandson Cameron, and his granddaughter Janey.
We will celebrate his life on April 4th in Salmon Arm during our annual family reunion at Easter. In the meantime donations can be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation: Main Hospital Entrance, 601 10 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC. Phone 250.833.3644. firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing Address: Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.
Online condolences may be sent through Karl’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com