Carl Chiko, son of Harry and Agatha (Siemens) Chiko, was born January 18, 1929, in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth, and two daughters: Karen (Doug) Fitzpatrick and Janice Crombie; three grandchildren: Laura and Jocelyn Fitzpatrick and Steven (Tammy) Crombie; cousins and nephews. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Harry (1985) and Agatha (1996).
Carl was baptized in the Mennonite Brethren Church in Saskatoon. He graduated high school 1946; University of Saskatchewan 1950 with a BEd in Education and the University of Northern
Colorado in 1972 with MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology. He taught at various levels: pre-school, high school, college, university both undergraduate and graduate levels. On November 18, 1977, he married Ruth at Peace Lutheran Church, Blaine, WA. They lived in Blaine briefly until moving to Burnaby and Surrey, BC, Canada, where Carl continued his teaching career at the University of British Columbia, Institute of Technology at BCIT, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Thoughout his educational career, Carl was an active Christian working with young people, especially, with InterVarsity Fellowship, Pioneer Camps, and Gideons. He and Ruth were Charter members of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine, WA, and the team taught 7-9 grade Sunday school for a number of years and were Evangelism Board members; Carl was also President of the congregation for an extended period.
Carl will be remembered by his family and all who knew him as a caring and wise man who knew when to give advice and when to listen. He had a tender heart but know when to be tough too..
He drew on a wealth of experience with people from all walks of life, and, especially, from his mother’s Christian teaching and living – God is good!
Carl loved work…but then came to also enjoy retirement activities: reading, crosswords, walking, birding, golfing.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Carl Chiko January 18 1929 July 19 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Vancouver, Province: Colombie britanique