Carl Saarinen

Apr 19, 1931 – Mar 13, 2018
Just a month shy of his 87th birthday, Carl passed away peacefully in palliative care at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital with Rpsemarie at his side.

Carl was predeceased by his son Jeremy in 1978. Left to mourn Carl are his loving wife, Rosemarie Sherban and his adoring step daughter Rosalind Robertson (Vijay Chauhan), his siblings, Ella (Rich) Irwin, Nanaimo, Tom (Caryl) Saarinen, Tucson, Bob (Dolores) Saarinen Cochrane, Elizabeth (Dalmo) Carra, NewYork, 

Rosemarie’s siblings, Sonia (Steve) Shamchuk Edmonton, Orest (Jeri) Sherban Calgary and many nieces and nephews.

As well, Carl leaves a great number of very dear friends he gathered throughout his life.

Carl requested that there be no funeral and in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Athletic program at the University of Calgary; https:// or the VancouverIsland Symphony (250-754-0177) PO BOX. 661. Nanaimo BC V9R 5L7

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