Karl Heidel SCHULLER
It is with broken hearts that we share Karl’s passing. Karl was pure light, love and laughter. His life was so beautifully lived and deserves to be beautifully remembered.
Please join us in celebrating the life of our Karl on March 23 at 12:00pm at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club 3500 119 Street. Karl was a lover of clothes and fashion. In his honour, please wear bright colours, one of his shirts or something he would get a kick out of.
Karl had such a wide group of dear friends and we would love it if you could share any pix of you and Karl here.
Parking is limited so carpool or allow yourself plenty of time. Be sure to check out the parking at the back of the building and/or allow time to park in the neighbourhood and walk over.
To livestream Karl’s celebration of life, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/live/0LseWR_Z2mM?feature=share.
After the service we invite you to continue celebrating Karl’s life and share Karl stories with a cup of cheer at his old watering hole, Vinny’s Bar at 807 Saddleback Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Cancer Foundation of Canada.
Everyone who knows Karl knows that he was raised in Edmonton and never stopped cheering for his Oilers (just ask Laura what happens if you interrupt the game!). What you may not know is that Karl also spent summers at the family cottage in Ontario, a year in California when he was 5, and a year in Portugal when he was 12; all of which are where he developed his love of travel and adventure.
Karl’s love of sports started from the minute he could walk, spending any time outdoors that he could. Playing hockey on the backyard rink, kicking a soccer ball, riding his BMX bike, and hot dogging on the slopes whether at Snow Valley or the mountains. He competed in swimming and wrestling and was an avid soccer and tennis player. He even competed in downhill ski racing last winter while wearing his Optune device and going through chemo! His love of sports and enjoying the great outdoors is most definitely a torch that he has passed on to his sons, Kai and Jax. And he was never happier than when he was watching his boys play soccer or racing each other down the hill and competing to see who caught more air.
But it was never Karl to stay in one lane. He had a passion for all things creative. He would see what others see and think about it in a way no one ever thought about. Poetry, theatre arts, radio productions, comedy, t-shirts, ads, commercials, music – life was his muse.
And yet more than all of that, Karl had a special place in his heart for people. He loved hearing everyone’s story, enjoyed a good banter and would always find ways to keep everyone laughing. If you were talking to Karl, there was never any doubt that you were talking to the real, genuine Karl. No matter who you are or what you are about, Karl was always the real McCoy.
Dad, husband, son, brother, friend – these are all hats he wore even better than his many, many hats (if you know you know) and each of these people is better for having had Karl in their lives.
It’s such a rare human who can embody compassion, kindness, selflessness, creativity and wild, face-splitting humour but that was our Karl. And while the hole he leaves is unfillable, the way he lived his purpose-driven life of love will stay with all of us and forever be his legacy.