September 15, 1962 — July 18, 2011
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Wade Carson on Monday, July 18, 2011.
Wade was born in Lynn Lake, MB, to Joan (Hockin) and Marvin Carson.
His schooling began in Lynn Lake as did his love of cooking. At the age of four he could whip up a hot breakfast with his own frying pan and flipper.
His schooling then continued in Saskatoon, SA, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, then Kamloops. He ended up taking his elementary and junior high in North Kamloops.
Wade loved all sports and any outdoor camping trips. He learned to fish in Lynn Lake and was known to take his daddy’s fishing rod and walk to a stream that was nearby. The fish would be proudly brought home but the rod was always left behind. (Too much for a five year old to carry.)
Wade was a free spirit. He knew what he wanted. He was happiest with nature and animals. He was famous for bringing home sick animals. He figured his mom could heal anything. As he got older he showed the same love towards people.
Wade played hockey and soccer but found sports where he was in control was more to his satisfaction. He conned his mother into letting him go into Motor Cross. He represented the Kawasaki team. He was eleven and stayed with the team till he was sixteen. He loved speed swimming and did some scuba diving. Water skiing and down-hill skiing were squeezed in between fishing trips.
High School was taken in Coquitlam. This followed with getting his journeyman electrician certificate.
This began a 20 year career working on some of the largest construction projects in western Canada. This gave him ample time to enjoy snowmobiling and riding his motorbike. He also discovered that extreme sports was right up his alley.
Wade was diagnosed with Viral Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 38. It became apparent that he would have to find a different line of work.
In 2006 he settled in Kelowna where he most recently worked as a supervisor at a local Manufactured Home plant.
Wades life was truly defined by his love of the outdoors. He also loved to meet people and in turn feed them. It was many a time he would whip up a hearty bean soup for some hungry fellows he would meet and drag to his home. He filleted his own catch and could present a meal that deserved to be presented in FOOD & WINE magazines. Anyone who visited Wade would not leave hungry.
He will be forever in the hearts of all of us that survive him. His two wonderful children, son Bryan an daughter Ashley that he loved so deeply with all his heart. His mother Joan Hill and stepfather Colin. His father Marvin Carson and stepmother Nancy and brothers Greg, Richard and Steven.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association: 1589 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
The service for Wade Carson is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.