OBITUARY

Karl August Blum

August 1, 1935November 28, 2018
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On November 28, 2018 Karl “Opa” Blum of Edmonton and Ladenburg (Germany) passed away surrounded by family at the age of 83.

Karl is survived by Ingrid, his loving wife of 58 years and 2 daughters, Shareen Hanke (Holger) and Karen Andrews (Tom) and his sister Ilse Bühler. He was blessed with 4 grandchildren (Dieter, Sabina, Sarah, Parker) and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany.

Karl was predeceased by his parents Karl and Mathilda Blum and his sister Hanna Kühn. Karl was an accomplished musician. He composed music and played his trumpet around the world. He loved traveling and spending time with his family. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2 pm, on Wednesday December 5, at Hainstocks Funeral Home 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton.

Donations in memory of Karl Blum may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of Research at the Cross Cancer Institute. The family would like to thank Dr. M. Sawyer and the amazing staff at the Cross Cancer Institute for their compassion and excellent care of our Opa and our family. Heartfelt thank you to Ingrid’s family for their support: sisters Darlene (Barry), Doris (Doug), Ruth (Dwain) brothers Manfred(Diane) and Melvin (Myrle).

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dieter Hanke , Active Pallbearer
  • Parker Andrews, Active Pallbearer
  • Holger Hanke , Active Pallbearer
  • Tom Andrews , Active Pallbearer
  • Dwain Naundorf , Active Pallbearer
  • Barry Callbeck, Active Pallbearer
  • Manfred Schaffrick, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Melvin Hildebrand, Honourary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Karl August Blum

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Barbara Esdale

December 4, 2018

It was exciting to meet up with Karl and Ingrid in Puerto Vallarta in February 2016. Karl’s band was getting ready to play. And they were good - especially the trumpets 🎺🎺🎺. My first time to hear Karl play. Afterwards we continued to visit and it was obvious how much this city and culture meant to them. Karl’s music 🎶 has touched so many over so many years.

Judy Madden

December 4, 2018

Karen:
I was saddened to hear of the loss of your father. I hope that you and your family hold and share the good memories so that he will live forever in your hearts. I will keep you and your father in my prayers.

Barbara Esdale

December 4, 2018

Barbara Esdale

December 4, 2018

Barbara Esdale

December 4, 2018

Corey Callbeck

November 30, 2018

As kids, over the holidays, we’d spend a day and night over at Uncle Karl’s & Auntie Ingrid’s. Karl was always full of energy and spunk. My brothers and I would always get a evening of laughter from Karl. Having us over to Karl, seemed to have him in second gear, asking us if we needed anything, a drink? More turkey? Making sure we were well fed and comfortable. An amazing host and gentlemen. He will be missed, even though I have not spent a lot of time with him, the memories from a kid will last my lifetime.
Rest easy Uncle, you will not be forgotten by me.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY