It is with great sadness and much love we say goodbye to our beloved son and brother, Karsten Frans Huth, who battled cancer with courage until the end of his life.
He will forever be remembered by his parents, Carmen and Joerg Huth; brother, Jakob; Oma and Opa, Sylvia and Frans van Der Woning; uncle, Ramon (Pamela) van der Woning; cousins, Kyla, baby Hayden and Koehl; grandmother, Barbara Semrau; and aunt Mickie (Mike) Huth-Aldrich. There are many cherished friends who will also miss Karsten’s bright and warm smile.
He lived with kindness and a concern for others. He went to elementary school at St Ann’s, where he made some friends for life. Karsten had three high schools to call his. In Edmonton he attended FX, in Fort Mac he was at Fr. Merc and in Kamloops at Sahali. He seemed to find life long friends in each. Karsten was always part of a team. He played school and club sports, everything from volleyball to hockey, soccer to basketball. He chose lacrosse to love. He was a rattler, sun devil, apex, warrior and was so proud to sign his contract with the NLL Roughnecks. He loved being on the field or floor, he tried out for team Alberta and was proud to be a part of this team. We spent countless hours driving to and from practices, games and tournaments cheering him on.
He loved the being by the water. He would swim, body surf, hang out for hours, collecting rocks and shells. Even through the tough times he still went to the games to support his teams. He loved playing cards with friends and family; he always was doing something. He was a fighter even with the stuff he didn’t like (school) and was proud of receiving his high school diploma and driver’s license. His greatest gift was seeing and making everybody happy around him. He did everything with a smile and a thought for others. He wrote this when he relapsed: “This is the last game, the last quarter, 30 seconds left, down by two and I am not going to stop running.” It is the way he lived.
A Funeral Mass and a Celebration of Karsten’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola St, Kamloops, BC. A casual Celebration of Karsten’s Life will also be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at The Church at South Edmonton, 9908 – 67 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may be made in Karsten Huth’s name to Ronald McDonald House Northern or Southern Alberta, or Kids with Cancer Edmonton, Alberta.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Children’s Hospital who cared so much for Karsten during his time there.