Obituaries & Death Notices


Carl Douglas Stenabaugh

Stenabaugh, Carl

 With our hearts filled with sorrow, we announce the passing of the greatest man we have ever known.

 Carl passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 28th with his beloved wife Brenda and his cherished daughters Jennifer and Julie at his side.

 Carl was born on February 14, 1953 in Huntsville to parents Jack and Edith Stenabaugh.

 Carl owned Acme Planing Mills for 43 years. He had several staff members who were employed at Acme for decades which speaks to Carl's character as a boss and as a leader. Carl's generosity helped so many people with building their homes in the Muskoka area.

 Carl was the adored Grandpa of Caden, Caledon, Everley and Emerson. His Grandchildren were the light of his life. He taught them so much over the last 10 years. This is such a loss for all of us.  Carl will be missed by his mother-in-law Kathleen Harrell and brother-inlaw Brian Harrell and his wife Paula and their sons Jason and Jordan. 

 Carl was an accomplished businessman, pilot, traveller, scuba diver, hunter, fisherman, camper, who loved the outdoors and loved his family so much.

 Visitation for Carl Stenabaugh will be held Thursday August 30th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will take place August 31st at 1pm at Mitchell Funeral Home in Huntsville. Interment to  follow at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232.

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Eric and Jennifer Seely
Posted: 9/7/2018 12:03:00 PM
Dear Brenda and family,
It was with total shack and disbelief that we learned of Carl’s passing. He was sucha wonderful man and a great neighbour. He always waved when he was out doing things in the yard. He was a man of many talents and will be truly missed by all who knew him . Our hearts go out to you Brenda and family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Annemarie Drenth
Posted: 9/2/2018 3:25:00 PM
Just received the shocking news this Sunday PM. Our hearts are saddened and we grieve with you Brenda, Julie, Jennifer and families. You have loss a great husband and family man and for us a true friend. No words can express our sympathy but know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.
Mair French
Posted: 8/30/2018 4:06:00 PM
Such a huge loss for you girls - Brenda, Jennifer, Julie - and your families. I was shocked and sad to hear this. He was a great leader, and a fine example to all. My heart goes out to you.
Kylee Pumo
Posted: 8/30/2018 3:17:00 PM
We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and may our prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones
Pat Williams
Posted: 8/30/2018 12:12:00 PM
Brenda and family
So sorry for the loss of Carl, he was a great friend to many of us. Thanks for sharing him with us!
Nadine & John Birmingham
Posted: 8/30/2018 11:49:00 AM
My Sincere condolences go out to Brenda, Julie & Jennifer and families. Carl was a wonderful man who would help anyone. Several good laughs we had around the bull-shit table. He will truly be missed.
Kay Mark-Train
Posted: 8/30/2018 12:04:00 AM
So sorry Brenda, Jennifer , Julie and families. Carl will be MISSED. Love Aunt Katie and BILL.
Susan Brown
Posted: 8/29/2018 10:46:00 PM
My heart breaks for the loss of such a kind man. For years I have enjoyed our chats over his haircuts. Carl was a wealth of knowledge and always talked so fondly of his family. I will miss his friendly smile. Sending all my love and prayers to Brenda and family.
Tara Hall
Posted: 8/29/2018 8:54:00 PM
So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man who will be missed by so many.
Brenda, Jennifer, Julie and families, please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Doug West
Posted: 8/29/2018 6:44:00 PM
Sad to here the news. Carl was always good to me. Sorry for your loss,very sad.
Bill Payne
Posted: 8/29/2018 4:54:00 PM
Brenda, Jen & Julie.
Couldn't believe the news of Carl's passing . The memories and good times over the years flood back and remind us of what a great friend and family man Carl was. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you. He will be missed.
Orv & Betty Strood
Posted: 8/29/2018 2:01:00 PM
To Brenda & Family
We are shocked to hear of Carl's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Brenda Dunton
Posted: 8/29/2018 1:20:00 PM
Carl was such a gentle soul and will be greatly missed by many. Brenda, Jen and Julie and
family you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Pat Malloy
Posted: 8/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss We have many memories to look back on of all the happy times at Temagami Please share my condolences to the girls as well
Randy Durst
Posted: 8/29/2018 12:35:00 PM
Brenda and Family. My deepest condolences.
Randy Durst
Posted: 8/29/2018 12:33:00 PM
My deepest condolences to Brenda and Family. So sorry for your loss.
Debby Lindsay
Posted: 8/29/2018 7:18:00 AM
Carl was a wonderful fun loving, soft spoken and a gentle man who will be missed by many. My heart goes out to all of you
Chris stenabaugh
Posted: 8/28/2018 7:58:00 PM
We our sorry Jen and Julie for the loss of your father. love to your entire family during this time.

chris, sarah and aria Stenabaugh
Paul & Liz Reid
Posted: 8/28/2018 4:27:00 PM
Our sincere sympathy on hearing of Carl's death, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Vicki Hill
Posted: 8/28/2018 4:11:00 PM
My deepest sympathies to you Brenda and your family.

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