Carscadden, Gary Grant

CARSCADDEN wMarch 12, 1937 – November 15, 2014
at the age of 77 years

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.

24 Comments

  1. Very sorry to hear about Gary. Many fond memories of when we worked together. you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Art & Marj Wilson

  2. Mr. C left us with many great memories of a bright beaming smile, and a goodness that was profound.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary, Lara and Todd.

    Russell Thomas and Family

  3. Our deepest condolences Mary, to you and your family. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.
    Linda and Ferris Scobie from Kamsack.

  4. Sorry to here this Mary thoughts are with you

  5. Condolences to the Carscadden families on Gary’s passing.

  6. My sincerest condolences go out to Mary, Todd and Lara. I have such fond memories spending time with Lara and Todd growing up and always being greeted by Mr C, with ‘how is Miss C?’. You are all in my thoughts. May Gary’s light continue to shine as he watches over his family.

    Janne Cash

  7. my condolances to you and your family I have many fond memories of Gary he helped me get sober many years ago and I have never forgot him over the years I thought of him and the family many times he is resting in peace now.

  8. I was blessed to have grown up with Mr.C around. He was a great man, this sad news has brought back so many memories of my youth, Hockey with Todd and his great love of snowmobiling, i to remember the pantara 5000 as my dad had one as well, i remember back to the old merc. The deepest condolences to Mrs.C and todd and Lara and her family.

  9. To the Carscadden family–please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Gary. He was a wonderful man who made a great difference in the life of my late husband Clarence Pfeifer ( died Aug. 10/14 ). He was instrumental in Clarence’s alcohol rehabilitation. Clarence and myself were forever grateful to him. It gave Clarence a whole new life. May Gary rest in peace in God’s loving arms until you meet again.

  10. sorry to hear about your loss of Gary. Our thought and prayers are with you Mary and your family at this time.

  11. Sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. My memory of him was how much pepper he used to put on his food at lunch at the Kamsack Hospital. Hugs to you, Mary, and to the kids.

  12. Our sincere sympathy on the death of Gary, we’ll keep the memories of your time in kamsack. Al and Bernice

  13. Mary and all….Our sincere sympathy for your recent loss of Gary, you our are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. To the Carscadden family- Sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. Our sincerest condolences.

  15. Many fond memories of my brother-in-law who
    considered me his big sister. Rest in peace my son.Thoughts, prays and love to Mary, Todd, Lara
    and family.

  16. Sending sincere condolences to Mary, Lara and Todd for your loss. Take comfort in each other at this difficult time.

  17. We were saddened to hear of Gary’s passing.He was a very happy go lucky fella and will be missed by many people.

  18. I am so sorry you have lost such a sweet man, husband, father, friend.He always had a smile, even if he could not remember who he was talking to.

  19. So sorry to hear that Gary has passed on. I fondly remember our days at the Kamsack Hospital. All the best to you and your family. Ed and I live in Penticton nowl

  20. Sorry to hear of Garys passing. Our thought are with you Mary and your family. You were the sweetest couple !!

  21. May he rest in peace and my deepest

    sympathy to your family

  22. Sorry to learn of your dads passing, Todd. Thoughts are with you and your family.

  23. I will always remember Gary’s smile and joyful personality. Blessings to you Mary, to you Todd and to the rest of the family.

  24. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Great memories! May the memories sustain you during this difficult time.
    Don & Llynn Carcary

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