It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Carl Michael Szaefer announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side, after his battle with pancreatic cancer on March 21, 2018. Beloved husband of Kim Szaefer (nee MacPhee), father of Barry Szaefer (Jessica Alexander), Danielle Szaefer (Darryn Boudreau), step-father of Sarah Lennox (Mark Spiers), and Andrew Lennox. Youngest brother of George and Judy Szaefer and Chris Szaefer. Cherished son-in-law to Jerry and Shirley MacPhee. Grandpa to Makaila, Janessa, Chelsie, and Caiden Szaefer. Carl was also looking forward to being Papa C to baby Blake Boudreau (July 2018) and Baby Spires (March 2018 – any day!) Uncle and great-uncle to many loved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Suzanna Szaefer. Carl was enjoying retirement from Imperial Oil where he was a Process Operator for 33 years. He loved travelling, golfing, hockey, and was a social butterfly at many events. You always knew he was in the room by his contagious laugh, smile, and fedora hat! At Carl’s request, we will be having a Celebration of Life with some traditional Polish fare on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., Sarnia from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A heartfelt thank you to all of the special people who cared for Carl during his illness. Especially Dr. Kim and Dr. J. O’Mahony and the palliative community care team. We are forever grateful to our family and friends unending support throughout this journey. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia & District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.