The owner of a famous White Rock restaurateur died after a long battle with him COVID-19.
John Carroll, owner of the waterfront restaurant Charlie Don’t Surf, died Thursday.
The restaurant posted on Facebook that it “has lost its mentor, and the world has lost its White Rock legend.”
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Carroll began building the famous restaurant, located at 15011 Marine Dr. , in 1985.
“We all knew he was a rude and hardworking man who was always eager to provide feedback and make his vision of the world a reality,” reads the Facebook post.
“His strong presence and willingness to go the extra mile for his friends and family has enabled him to set up many businesses in all walks of life – all members of our extended family.”
No one from the restaurant was prepared to speak to Global News on Friday about Carol’s death.
In a Facebook post, employees said they know Carol looks to his legacy with wheatgrass juice and a skewer of grass-fed beef.
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