It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Carscadden, our loving husband, dad, uncle, pop pop and friend. After a short stay in Bastion Place, Gary passed away on November 15, due to complications suffered from a stroke on September 16. He was 77. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary, son Todd, daughter Lara (Doug), grandson Nigel and numerous nephews and nieces. Gary was born on March 12, 1937 in Storthoaks, SK. In 1951, his family moved to Brandon, MB. Following his high school education, Gary worked at the Brandon Generating Station. In the summer of 1959, while playing baseball, Gary broke his leg, and while in the hospital he met Mary, when she provided nursing care to him. They married two years later. In 1970, Gary and family moved to High River, AB. In 1972, the family moved to Kamsack, SK, where they lived for 19 years. Gary worked in the insurance business. Later, he worked as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor at the Kamsack Union Hospital, and as a parts man at John Deere Farm Equipment. In 1991, Gary and Mary moved to Salmon Arm, where they had planned to retire. Gary enjoyed golfing, boating, camping, hiking, playing crib, hearts and online poker.
Gary was an avid snowmobiler, serving as president of the Kamsack Snow Drifters Club for many years. Gary’s greatest love was spending time with his family, always volunteering and helping his children in their activities. He was very popular to all his relatives, a favorite uncle to many. One of Gary’s greatest strengths was his will to live, having survived many health challenges over the past ten years, always making amazing recoveries. His infectious smile and friendly outgoing nature will be missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Heunis, and all the health care providers at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place for their wonderful care and support. A celebration of life will take place at a future date.