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.
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.
Mrs. Kristal, more commonly known to me as Carmel, David, Linda and Carrie - My condolences to you and the grandchildren. I'm sure it seemed like your dad/husband would be here forever. I mean, how many people are so alive and robust approaching 100. I should be referring to him as Mr. Kristal but I just hear him being called Louis by everyone, including his kids. I had great times in the Kristal family home. It was a great place to hang out, the sharp, witty comments flying and topics of politics abound. You have the best memories, which I hope will make you smile when you're missing him a bunch.
Dr. Kristal practiced medicine in New Waterford between the years 1944 to 1963. He 0perated on my knee in 1958, result of a coal mine accident, job well done, it worked great for years. Thinking of you in sympathy and friendship.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Penney
I have very fond memories of Doctor Kristal at a time when Doctors visited your house in New Waterford. I also extend condolences from my Mom Florence Fraser and Family. So happy he lived a long life and thanks for posting so we could say goodbye. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Goodbye dear friend. I had the good fortune to work for you and your mother when I was young. You brought both of my children into this world and took good care of my family while you were in New Waterford. My condolences to Carmel and your family.
Thank you Dr. Kristal for delivering me 72 years ago in New Waterford and then being our family doctor in Brampton in the late 1970s and early 1980s. You were the caring doctor who came on house calls to our family in New Waterford. My parents were Frank & Mary Petrie. Our deepest condolences to Carmel & family. He was such a kind and special man.
Such a fine man, this revered, dear friend of my father and family. How Dad and the rest of us used to look forward to our time spent together! Kindness, intelligence, integrity, wisdom, courage, and of course, humor, all of which he had in abundance. These were the makings of the good doctor and friend whom we cherished dearly.
Carmel, Carrie, Linda, David, and all of your family, please know that my heart goes out to you at this bittersweet time.
Such a sad loss of a wonderful.man.
He was not only our family doctor while I was growing up but, a wonderful man.
I spent many a day at their home with my childhood friend Carrie. He taught me how to ski, and pierced my ears.
A great loss to all who knew him.
Love and hugs to you all.