Karl collected stamps from childhood. In his early teens he belonged to the Nepean Library Club, later joined the R. A. Centre Club and then in the 1990s joined the OPS. He married and moved to Cornwall because of his job. He bought and sold stamps online for many years and when he returned to Ottawa and was well enough, he rejoined the OPS. Although legally blind, he used a magnifying app on his cell phone and as his mother said, “It is quite mind boggling and yet he knew where everything was in the collection”. Karl was an active member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society. Despite his difficulties with mobility and vision, he rarely missed a meeting and was a regular at other stamp events in Ottawa. Karl’s extensive collection has been donated to the OPS and the sale will be handled by Sparks Auctions. Karl is sadly missed by his mother, Irene Lefebvre, brother Eric, niece Danielle and nephew Connor, and by his many friends and acquaintances in the Ottawa philatelic community.