Louis Kristal

11/15/1917 - 12/8/2017

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Louis Kristal


Kristal, Dr. Louis
Dr. Louis Kristal peacefully passed away in the early hours of December 8 at the Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa. He was in the company of his loving family. He will be missed by his wife Carmel, son David, daughters Caroline and Linda, their husbands Henry Schroder and Anthony Polci, and his four grand-children, Jack, Kate, Leo and Ines. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Mary-Louise. His family is grateful for the dignity of his final days under the care and observation of the medical staff of both the Ottawa Civic and the Bruyere Hospital. Louis recently celebrated his 100th birthday which, to his delight, was attended by friends and family from across Canada and the United States. Louis retired in Ottawa after over fifty years as a physician. Louis began his medical practice in Cape Breton, before moving to Brampton ON where he both maintained a family practice and served on the medical staff of Peel Memorial Hospital. Friends may visit with Louis’ family on Sunday, December 10, from 7pm to 9pm at the Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean. A funeral service will be held at the Kelly Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, December 11 at 11am. In Memoriam donations to Doctors Without Borders or the Ottawa Humane Society.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home - Barrhaven Chapel

    Event Times

    12/10/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Kelly Funeral Home - Barrhaven Chapel

    Event Times

    12/11/2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Posted by George McQuibban | 12/15/2017

Margaret and l were saddened to learn of the death of Dr Louis Kristal. Our condolences to Carmel and her family. Lou was a dear friend and valued colleague during his long sojourn in Brampton. He was the quintessential doctor doing family medicine as well as being active at the hospital. He was a valued member of the anesthesia department. Lou had a courtly manner and a mischievous sense of humour which endeared him to his patients and to the staff he worked with. I still remember the stories about trading his baloney sandwich for lobster while at school in Cape Breton. Lou had a significant cardiac event while still a young man. He decided to look after himself and with the support of a loving and extended family lived to be 100. We all should be so fortunate.

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Posted by Tom and Marlene Kavanaugh | 12/13/2017

Carmel and Family: Although our words can do little to comfort you, we hope our thoughts and prayers will help support you at this very difficult time. Hopefully the good memories will lighten sad hearts and help you all to look ahead, the way Louis would have wanted. Thankfully, you all had the chance to be together and celebrate his recent 100th birthday. What a tremendous milestone. He surely will be missed.

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