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Karl Frederick Warner

Karl Frederick Warner

Karl F. Warner, KC and “just a little old muskrat trapper from Matlock, Manitoba” was 81 when he passed peacefully at home in North Saanich on Friday, November 18, 2022 surrounded by Marie, his lovey of 64 years, and his children and their spouses, Deanna (Dave) and Clay (Bridget). He was a loving husband, dearest dad and devoted grandpa to Bryce and Gwen. He was a thoughtful man with humble beginnings who became a Life Bencher and President of the Law Society of British Columbia. One of his proudest moments was in 2000 when he was honoured to speak at Beverley McLachlin’s appointment to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Karl was an adventurer and lifelong learner who could fix anything. His passions were reading and discussing ancient history and current affairs, playing his 12-string guitar and tinkering with anything mechanical. In his lifetime, he was a musician, pilot, sailor, polo player, scuba diver (true!), beekeeper and in recent years, an avid traveller. He was intelligent, kind and compassionate, with a fantastic sense of humour and a laugh that filled the room. He enjoyed lively conversation with anyone on almost any topic. You could always hear his whistle in the distance, long before you saw his face and broad endearing smile. He will be missed by so many but true to his quiet, understated nature, he did not want a funeral or memorial service. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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  • Mariko Sakamoto -

    Condolences to Deanna, Dave, Gwen and Bryce. I always enjoyed chatting with him at the girls’ basketball games. Sending love – the Drazic family

  • Ellen Warner -

    I will miss my lovely big brother. He was a rock for me in my life, always helping when needed, and I loved him deeply. He will forever stay in my heart.

  • Danita Sepp -

    I can still hear his laugh… Karl brightened the room with interesting facts and conversation, and together with Marie, showed us and our kids many Easter celebrations that could only be scripted in ones dreams. No matter what topic came up, he seemed to have already delved into the finer points of it, and would bring up points of intrigue. He will be missed.

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