Baelde, Cornelis (Carl)

It is with great sadness that the family of Cornelis (Carl) Baelde announces that he passed away in the early morning of Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the age of 90 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, with his loving son Paul by his side. Carl is the last of his generation. He was born to Willem and Cornelia Baelde (née Schriek) on December 2, 1931 in Werkendam, Netherlands. He is predeceased by his brothers Isaäc, Hendrik, Jan (John) and his sisters Elisabeth and Jannigje (Jenny).

Carl moved to Canada after WWII at the age of 19 with his brother Jan (John). He worked in the Ottawa Valley to pay off his passage to Canada. He then moved to Sudbury for work, as many immigrants did at the time and was known for spoiling the children of his first landlords by often bringing them out for ice cream before dinner. He became a Millwright and Maintenance Mechanic at INCO, retiring from the Copper Cliff Refinery in 1988.

He met the love of his life at a sleigh ride in the winter of 1967 while on a blind date with her sister. His future parents-in-law became fond of him the day they met for he found Cloe’s mother’s lost wedding band on the beach at camp before anyone noticed it was missing. He granted Cloe her wish of not wanting to be a June bride by marrying her on May 31st, 1969. They built their home together by hand where they raised their three children Julie, Yvonne and Paul. He proudly lived in that home until his passing. Known for his very green thumb, Carl was often found in his vegetable or flower gardens and was always willing to share his bounty. He had a special relationship with all the family pets, past and present; his lap was never empty. Carl has been described as a hard-working, grand, gentle giant who was proud of his family. He was always willing to help and could “MacGyver” anything. He had a wry and witty sense of humour, was always ready to share a good joke, and liked to blame the dog for unexplained odours.

Carl was the devoted and beloved husband of 53 years of Cloe (Clothilde, née Bergeron). He was the loving father of Julie (Richard Séguin), Yvonne (Marc Audette) and Paul (Carrie Ann Caddel) and grandfather of Patrick, Alexandre, Elizabeth and Liam. He was adored by his great grandchildren Aiden, Kane, Octavia, Aria and Blake. He will be missed dearly by his sister-in-law Georgie (Georgette Bergeron) and his many nieces and nephews both in Canada and in the Netherlands. As per his wishes, no service, no funeral nor wake will be held. In lieu of flowers or donations, in the words of Carl: “Keep your money!”


10 Condolences

  1. Dear Aunt Chloe and Julie (Richard), Yvonne (Marc), Paul (Carrie)and families. So very sad to lose your husband and father and my uncle. I will treasure my fond memories of him and our families. He was a really lovely person and will be missed. Rita

    By: Rita Baelde Kilpatrick
    July 10, 2022
  2. Dear Julie, during times of loss we often find ourselves troubled by things we do not understand. There are no answers to comfort you and your family’s grief, only lasting love and precious memories. We are both thinking of you during this sad time.
    Daniel et Dan

    By: Daniel Gordon et Dan Donaldson
    July 10, 2022
  3. Sincere sympathies to the family, he will be greatly missed at Hanmer lake and remembered for his contributions to the garden club, adding beauty to our environment.

    Neighbour Pauline

    By: Pauline Villeneuve
    July 8, 2022
  4. Dear Paul and Yvonne, I want to send out my deepest deepest condolences to you both. I know how difficult this must be for you. Losing a parent is so hard especially when you are very close to them. Whoever wrote his obituary has really captured the greatness and wonderful spirit your father had with people and with his children. Paul, I know you cherished the ground he walked on. Yvonne, I know you loved him with all your heart. May God bless you both.
    Your old friend, Terry.

    By: Terry stpierre
    July 8, 2022
  5. Cher Julie, nos condoléances les plus sincères à toi et ta famille.
    Nos pensées sont avec vous.

    By: Louise Laforest & Mario Poulin
    July 7, 2022
  6. Julie is one of my oldest, dearest friends and she was a lot like her dad! Had the pleasure of meeting him and heard only amazing family stories. My deepest sympathies on the loss of a beautiful human but his legacy shall live on. A good life is not a life wasted. Much love and courage to those he left behind.

    By: Rebecca Forgan
    July 7, 2022
  7. Sincère condoléances ma belle Julie! A toi et toute la famille.
    May your many good memories sustain you.

    Much love

    By: Desanges
    July 7, 2022
  8. Deepest sympathy Julie to you & all your family. A very big loss. Keep all your wonderful memories in your heart. Love, Diane.

    By: Diane Dexter
    July 7, 2022
  9. My deepest condolences to Julie and her family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    By: Suzanne Dubé Trudel
    July 7, 2022
  10. Our deepest condolences

    By: Wade Laferriere
    July 7, 2022

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