Carl Sidney Fleck 1920 - 2004 Carl Sidney
Fleck, formerly of Robinson Street, Moncton, NB, died
peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at
the Veterans' Health Center Moncton, following a lengthy
illness. Born January 13, 1920 in Middle Stewiacke,
Colchester County, NS, he was the son of the late Sidney
Fleck and the late Jane McCulloch.
Carl was a Veteran of The
Second World War, having served as an Air Gunner with the
RCAF. He received the US Air Medal for meritorious service
for his participation in the North African campaign.
Following the war, he lived and worked in the Annapolis
Valley, employed with Transport Canada as a Radio Operator.
He was stationed in the Arctic on Resolute Bay in the early
1950s and then transferred to Moncton working the remainder
of his career at the Moncton Airport. He retired in
November, 1980 after 32 years of dedicated service.
He was a
long standing member and past President of the 253 Wing RCAF
Association, and the Royal Canadian Legion Moncton Branch
#6. Prior to Carl's failing health, he was an avid fly
fisherman and bird watcher. He had special fishing holes he
would go to, but the best ones he would always say were in
his beloved Stewiacke Valley. He enjoyed gardening, making
his special "Bean" suppers on Saturday nights and his home
brew. He also loved fiddle music, his favorite being Don
Messer and often times he would entertain us with his
version of the Middle Stewiacke "stomp". He was a quiet man
with a great sense of humour, who loved and was loved by his
family. He will remain forever in our hearts until we meet
Carl will be deeply missed by his wife of 47 years,
Geneva (Malenfant); his son, Carl Jr. (Rozalie Martin) of
Cambridge, ON; six daughters, Elizabeth Jane Fleck-Lawrence
(Percy), Geor-Jan Andrews (Ross), Eva Fleck of Riverview and
Kathyrn-Ann Leger of Moncton, Carol Brennan (Jim) of St.
Catherines, ON, Sandra Bondy of Windsor, ON; 14
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley
Geddes of Middle Stewiacke, NS; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first
wife, Irene (Benvie) Fleck of Brookfield, NS; two sisters,
Greta and Vera; two brothers, Ronald and Gordon and his
beloved dog, Mickey.
At Carl's request, there will be no
visitation prior to the Legion Memorial Service at 1:45 in
the Chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 2,
2004 the funeral service will follow immediately at 2:00 pm.
A reception for Carl's family and friends will follow in the
Garden View Reception Room of the Funeral Home. Donations
may be made to the Stewiacke Valley Historical Society, c/o
Mary Tyler, 218 Carter Road, Brookfield, NS, BON IC0 or to
the charity of the donor's choice. Interment at Fairhaven