1921 - 2018
Mr. Charles Edward Harold Dezall was born December 5th, 1921 at Raven, Alberta to Edward John and Amanda Mae Dezall. He passed peacefully on May 27th, 2018 at his home in Caroline, Alberta. Charlie was the fourth of five children. He was predeceased by his parents: Edward and Mae, two brothers: Ken and Ernie and two sisters: Marie and Irene. He was also predeceased by his wife Wilma of sixty seven years, son: Edward Kenneth (Kenny) and grandson: Justin. Charlie is survived by four sons and their families: Roger (Jeanette) of Spruceview , Ed (Cheryl) of Rocky Mountain House, Tom (Cindy) of Caroline, Mike (Gail) of Olds; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Krista (Curt), & Kendra; Connie, (Trevor), Jordan & Paige; Chad (Lori), & Dawson; Raina (Kris), Breeghan & Xander; Brayden & (Jessica); Nicole (Brodie), Katie, Maxwell & Finnley; Tyson (Kristina), Justin & Jesse; Chris (Eryn), Eden & Sage; Kayla (Ryan), & Brynlee; Shelby & (Rob), Brittany & (Paz).
Dad/Grandpa was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Even though Dad worked in the bush in the lumber industry most of his career, it was where we spent a lot of family leisure time as well. He was drawn to the West Country and there wasn’t much of it he hadn’t explored either on foot or on horseback over the years. If there was a stream with fish in it, or a good berry patch then you can be assured that he had been there at one time or another. In his later years his winters were filled with many days on any lake, with friends and family staring down a hole, sipping black berry brandy and gathering memories to share with all who would listen. His door was always open for friends and family. He enjoyed the company of all and couldn’t wait to pull out some smoked fish, sausage and crackers or a spirit or two. He kept his cupboard stocked with treats for the grandchildren and the peppermint bowl was always full. Jick Jack was a favourite card game of his and he threatened to throw away the deck whenever he was on a losing streak. He loved watching the grandkids and the big kids playing hockey and ball. His garden was a source of pride and he shared it with all! His pals were important to Dad; he had many over the years who all became a part of the family. Dad was a proud and independent man, with no need for frills. He had a strong belief in working for what you have and treasuring it.
So long, pal. We love you and will miss you, Dad, Grandpa, and Friend.
A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held at the Kurt Browning Complex on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers friends can kindly make a donation to the Caroline Hub or S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com