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Carl Michael McCauley

April 2, 1986 - February 11, 2019


Carl Michael McCauley our beloved son, brother, soldier and his newest role as an Uncle has lost his battle with cancer. Carl was born April 2, 1986 in Mission, B.C. coming into this world a little guy at just over 12 pounds. He never stopped making us proud from the moment he was born until he left us on the morning of February 11, 2019.

Carl grew up mostly in Duncan, Vancouver Island where he was able to explore many different activities as he grew. He played baseball, football, basketball, and bowling, it wasn’t until he found chess that lead to his love of games that he played until the very end. He also joined sea cadets followed by air cadets. He developed a strong work ethic by being put to work early when as a family we bought a video store.

Ever since Carl was a small boy he wanted to be a fighter pilot, but those dreams were dashed because of eyesight issues, but he continued his dream to serve his country and stood up to put his life on the line to become a soldier. On November 10, 2006 became one of his happiest days when he was sworn in with the military. After he finished Basic the pain became too much and that started the road to cancer.

He received his cap badge becoming a member of the PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) in the summer of 2008 while receiving radiation treatments.

Carl continued on as a brave young man in hopes to continue his path in the military, but over time he lost his battle with cancer one day at a time. He always, with his trademark answer, when asked how he was? would reply “cancerrific”.

Carl was preceded by his grandfather “Papa Neat Van” in 2006, his grandmother “Grandma Eleanor” in 2009 and his grandfather “Papa Tom” in 2014 who had spent many days by Carl’s bedside in conversation that sometimes could get a little heated.

He leaves to mourn his death, sister and best friend Jessica with one of the best gifts for all of us is Boone that gave Carl a chance to be an Uncle. His Dad, George and Mom, Linda are left with broken hearts of their beautiful boy. Also to mourn is his Grandma Dolores along with many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

We would like to thank the so many people that have walked this journey with us from family to close friends, the nurses, the doctors, pharmacy’s, pharmacists, his physiotherapists first Aislin then Heidi and to everyone that took the time to reach out to us over the years. A special thank you to Linda Faithful for being there for those moments of need.

“It is said to know one’s impending doom can drive one mad, like a ship in a storm. But lost I am not, for I have dropped an anchor. In the efforts that maybe thy death a new world be forged.”  Carl


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Michelle Nederlof
Relation: Friends

Love you all and love the message that Carl’s story tells.

From: Norma Murray
Relation: Friends

Thinking of you All. May He Rest In Peace. No more pain. He will be missed. Big Hugs to you All. Sincerely Norma and Dave

From: Laurie Hunter
Relation: Friends

Linda, George, Jessica and Boone. Doug and I are sincerely sorry for your loss. Carl’s obituary was truly touching, what a fine young man. Just as the sun will rise each day, the pain of loss will ease, and you will be comforted with all the good memories of Carl. It is better to light even one candle than to curse the darkness.

From: Eryn Schwarz
Relation: Former caregiver & scheduler for home support

F**k cancer! “Our boy” will truly be missed. True Carl form- he never gave up and put up a hell of a fight. He will be sorely missed. Love you “Last Minute McCauley’s!”

From: Sally Villleneuve
Relation: Friend and nurse

Without Carl, I would never have met you all. What an honour it was too meet him and to get to know him, in his good times. My heart goes out to the whole family. What a vibrant member you have lost…..but he’ll always be in our hearts. For that, I am grateful.

From: Margaret Worthington

Our Hearts go out to you Linda and George and all your family. We are suffering a family loss as well. Loves and Hugs.

From: Cheryl and Kelly Maciejewski Allen
Relation: Related to Linda’s cousin, Carrie

Thinking of you all, Linda, George, and Jessica. You’ve done Carl so proud!

From: Roma Nowicki
Relation: Friends

Thinking of you all and hoping you can find peace in knowing that Carl has gone home no longer in pain. His cheerfulness, sense of humor and determination in his fight will stay with you forever.

From: Anne and Warren Woods

Dear Linda, George and Jessica. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you will find moments of peace as you reflect on the great person that Carl was and the love and caring you shared with him.

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