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KAREL FIDRMUS – June 7th, 1946 to February 10, 2018 (photo Tim Horton’s May 5, 2017)
It is with great sadness to announce the loss of our brother and friend Karel Fidrmus who passed away at his home in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday, February 11th 2018. Karel had been ill for several years. Karel was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, which is now the Czech Republic on June 7th, 1946. Karel was a kind, authentic, fun guy and had a great sense of humor. He loved his soccer and watched all the world matches. In his home city of Prague, Czechoslovakia he was known to be a great soccer player himself. He called his business PINSTAR and sold soccer pins.
Karel worked as a millwright up North at Granduc, Canex Placer, Cassiar Asbestos Mine, Cyprus Anvil Mines and worked on the Revelstoke Dam. A special note: Karel put his life in danger to save two fellow workers on two separate occasions while working up North. He was very popular with his fellow employees. He also worked as a millwright at Crown Paper in Richmond but due to illness retired early but he often met his work buddies for coffee from Crown Paper.
Karel was known to be an excellent chess player. He loved to play cribbage with his buddies at work and played cards with many of his friends. He often met up with his coffee buddies from work and his group of friends from Czechoslovakia. He is survived by his two sisters, Elisabeth Ruppenthal and Jitka Miskovska, their children and families in Munich and Prague. We will miss him. He is now free of illness and playing chess and soccer in heaven. Karel’ s CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be announced or you can contact Karen at 604-544-1660 or famouscanvas@hotmail.com.

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