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Karl Cook

Karl Cook

October 7, 2017

Karl Cook
Karl Alexander Cook of Mount Forest, passed away peacefully at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Cook (nee Schwindt). Dear father of Roger Cook and his wife Nancy of Normanby Township, Rodney Cook and his wife Lesa McDougall of Southgate Township, Roxanne Beale and her husband Shawn of Damascus and Rhonda Hopkins and her husband Thomas of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Ford and his wife Jessica, Noah, Eli, Nadine, Alex and Danielle. Fondly remembered by his step-granddaughters Jennifer, Joanne, Erin and their families. Brother of Lenore Cook of Owen Sound, Alyce Small and her husband Arnold of Mount Forest, Carolyn Doherty and her husband Michael of Goderich and Eric Cook and his wife Janice of Fergus. Brother-in-law of Wilson Schwindt and his wife Bonnie of Mount Forest, Marilyn Goldie and her husband Ian of Leith and Steven Schwindt of Oliphant. Karl is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Gwen Small and her husband Sam. Karl was the long-time owner of Cook School Bus Lines and Cook’s Garage. He had a love for cars and service station memorabilia. He was a member of many clubs and organizations including the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada – Bluewater Region, Niagara Packards, Sunset Cruisers – Sauble Beach and the Arthur Historical Society to name a few. He was also a long time member and past president of the Wellington County and Grey County School Bus Operators Associations. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Karl’s life will be held at the Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Mount Forest Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


Dorthy and family, we were so sorry to hear of Karl's passing. Hope all your good memories help at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

— Lucille and Randy Horsburgh, October 14, 2017

Dorothy and family - our sincerest sympathies are with you and your family. I know at times like this it is hard to see past the sorrow, but I hope that reflecting on the wonderful memories that you and Karl shared will help you through this very difficult time, again our deepest sympathies for your loss. Norm & Cora Lee

— Norm & Cora Lee, October 13, 2017

Dear Dorothy and Family, We were very sorry to hear about Karl’s death. We have been thinking about all of you this week with fond memories of our early years in Mount Forest. It is hard to believe that more than fifty years have gone by since we chatted over the back fence in the Main Street neighbourhood, too busy with small children to stop and pull the weeds! We are happy to hear that you and Karl have enjoyed the company of your adult children and grandchildren. Grandparenthood is, without doubt, one of the best things in life! We have now lived in Guelph longer than we lived in Mount Forest but we try to keep in touch with news from the little town. Take care. We would love to see you again ... Hugs, Jean and Doug

— Jean McKenzie Leiper, October 13, 2017

Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your husband Carl. Treasure the memories that no one can take away.

— LINDA SINCLAIR, October 13, 2017

Dear Dorothy and Family, Caring thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. May the happiness you all shared be warmly remembered and may these memories help ease the pain of your loss. We send our sincere condolences.

— Cathy & Alan Snyder, October 12, 2017

Thinking of you, sending Our Heartfelt Sympathy To you, and Family. We are sorry for your loss. Take care, Jim and Sandi From Sauble Beach

— Jim and Sandi McCrae, October 12, 2017

Dorothy and family. We were so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry & Sharlene Irish

— Terry & Sharlene Irish, October 11, 2017

Dorothy and all your family: Marion and I wish to convey our sincere sadness with Karl's passing. We really enjoyed your company as a couple and always treasured the good fortune to socialize with you. Always a pleasant experience. We will always hold on to the memory of sitting with you for dinner at our Club's AGM in Markdale recently. We go there often and fond memories will surely come with each visit. Marion and I had definitely planned to attend at the Funeral Home, however we send our regrets we cannot be there. We will be thinking of you. May God Bless you all at this difficult time. Bev. and Marion Genoe

— Bev. and Marion Genoe, October 11, 2017

Dorothy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you at this difficult time in your life.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, October 11, 2017

So sorry to hear of Karl\\\\\\' s passing. Our thoughts are with you, Dorothy, and your family.

— Brenda and Dwight smith, October 11, 2017

Dorothy and family....our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time....memories live forever.

— Norm & Jackie Playter, October 11, 2017

Dorothy & family: We are sorry to hear of Karl's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

— Verne & Pauline Mills, October 10, 2017

To Karl's family, My sincere sympathy in the loss of Karl a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Thinking of you at this difficult time, Pat Singleton (Forward Church)

— Pat Singleton, October 10, 2017

Dorothy , families and extended families please accept our sympathy in the passing of your husband,father, uncle and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

— Karen Switzer and Jim Seifried, October 10, 2017

Dorothy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts.

— Kathy Calder, October 10, 2017

Dorothy and Family: We were so saddened to read of Karl's passing. That is such a nice picture of Karl--just as we remember him from our wonderful memories of times together with The Antique Car Club. He sure gave many contributions to his community and beyond. Hold tight to the memories of happy times together. May the love of family and friends sustain you now and in the months ahead. June and Frank Benedict and Family Abbotsford, B.C.

— June and Frank Benedict and family, October 10, 2017

Dorothy, Roger, Rodney, Roxanne & families, Alyce & Arnold, Bonnie & Wilson, We were saddened to hear of Karl's passing and our condolences and thoughts go out to you at this time, as you mourn a husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. We had the pleasure of having Karl come into our lives many years ago and we have many wonderful memories of not only his mechanical service on our vehicles (Rodney too) and his love of old cars, but his sincere, courteous, personality which shone out when he and you Dorothy were going on a walk hand in hand around town. Our prayers go out to you all. Bruce, Paula, Justin & Amanda Ghent, Belleville, Ontario.

— Bruce & Paula Ghent, October 10, 2017

Dear Dorothy, God Bless Karl. We are so sorry to hear about Karl's passing. We only got to know you and Karl through the car club in recent years. We admired your dedication to the club and the example you set and encouragement you gave to the newer members. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we know the memories of the good times will help you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Jim and Sharon Norton.

— Jim Norton, October 10, 2017

our sincere condolences to your Dorothy and your family. we will miss seeing karl at the cottage and the flag in Southampton. hugs barb & doug

— Doug & Barb Shular, October 10, 2017

Dear Dorothy & family, Rod, Lesa & family: Thinking of you with sincere condolences at Karl's passing. May you find a measure of comfort in your memories of special times spent together... with our caring & prayers, Gary & Gwynne

— Gary and Gwynne Smith, October 9, 2017

So sorry to hear of Cousin Karl\\'s passing. My condolence to all the family. Lillian Bowdery

— Lillian Bowdery, October 9, 2017

Dorothy and your family, we were so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Our deepest condolences.

— Gerry and Sheila Verwey, October 9, 2017

Dorothy and family. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of you.

— Mike & Jeannie Boylan, October 9, 2017

Rod, Lesa and family, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May God be with you during this difficult time, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sonny and Sam Smart

— Samantha, October 9, 2017

We were saddened to hear of Uncle Karl's passing. Our sincere sympathy to Aunt Dorothy and cousins Roger, Rodney, Roxanne and Rhonda and family. All our love at this difficult time.

— Tammy, Hugh, Andrew and Abby Ball, October 8, 2017

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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