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Vincent Rufus Carl

January 9, 1949 - July 5, 2022


Vince loved family, home, gardens, dogs, music, marijuana, and us.

He was a loving son of Mary, Rufus, and Emma Carl. Brother to Marilyn and Devona. Husband to Cheryl, father to Charlie, Jesse, and Melissa. Grandad to Adrien, Julia, Jacob, and one soon to be born. Great-Grandad to Lincoln. An uncle, great-uncle, and great-great uncle in Canada, England, and Scotland. A much loved cousin and friend to many. He was a worker, a musician, a relentless band leader (and roadie), and teller of stupid jokes and stories. He was a long-haired rebel and we all loved him. He was our patriarch: kind, loving, grumpy, and solid as a rock. He had an iron will. We will all miss him forever.

‘May God bless and keep you always’


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dennis and Edith
Relation: Vince's cousin.

Our condolences to you and the family. Edith and I are going to miss discussing Vince’s “agricultural efforts” when we get the opportunity to visit. He is going to be missed at our first cousins reunions. We are thinking of you.

From: Susan Boutwood
Relation: Cousin (by marriage)

It has been a harrowing few months for poor Vince and Cheryl (the front line). Vince faced his illness with stoicism and courage. He gave it all he had, and it was an inspiration to witness. His indomitable spirit and unique and often contrarian perspectives will be sorely missed. Vince was never a fence-sitter! He added colour to our lives. And we thank you for that. You are remembered fondly, Vince. Go in peace.

From: Geoffrey Toane
Relation: Friend and fellow TM teacher

I met Vince in the early 70’s after we both had become transcendental meditation teachers. We went on a 6 week TM retreat together in Brunnen Switzerland which is on Lake Lucerne. It was a fun time. Vince would pretend he could speak Swiss German adding little bits to the beginning and ends of words. It was hilarious. He was a very funny crazy guy. Although I did not see him often after he moved from Edmonton, I always thought of him as a brother or a kindred spirit. He was an excellent person and I love him.

From: Nicole Royendyk
Relation: Friend of the family

What a wonderful tribute – my condolences to family and friends – RIP Vince

From: Shaleen Marshall
Relation: Normans 1st Cousin

On behalf of Norman Cooper’s Family we are sorry to hear of the passing of Vince. We send all of his family our thoughts and Love.

From: Dave & Kathy Pfeiffer
Relation: Ex Brother-in-Law

Vince was a friend, that we had some really great times with. Life got in the way of our spending time together, but seeing him at Jessie’s wedding made us realize our friendship had never ended and that he will always be a part of our lives.

From: Geoffrey Toane
Relation: Friend

Vince was a carpenter. I remember the first project I saw him make. In the mid seventies he moved into a house with fellow TM teachers, Henry and Frank. He made this raised bed, kind of like the top bunk of bunk beds but there was no bottom bunk. He used that for storage. He continued building things. On my last visit, pre Covid, I stayed over for a couple of nights. We went for Indian food and he showed me his free cedar lumber supply spot. I thought he was very fortunate to get free lumber as I am a DIY guy myself. I wanted to mention the meals and coffee at Vince and Cheryls’ home was always amazing. Even though your physical form is gone, you will always be in my heart.

From: Jack Weatherly
Relation: Went to school and worked with Vince

Rip my dear friend, will always remember our good times and your unique spirit,
gone but not forgotten, a courageous man.

From: Lynn Prior
Relation: First cousin. Our mothers were sisters.

My sincere sympathy to you And your family Cheryl. We always enjoyed Vince’s visits whenever he was back here. There was only one Vince and he will be missed. You take care and remember one day at a time.with my love Lynn.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 9, 2022
Beginning at 10:45am

Kettle Valley Memorial Services
1873 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5H2

1873 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5H2

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
July 9, 2022
Beginning at 12:00pm

Penticton Lakeview Cemetery
775 Lower Bench Road
Penticton, BC Canada

775 Lower Bench Road
Penticton, BC Canada

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