July 26, 1966 – December 2, 2019
Born in New Westminster, Carey moved with his family to Salmon Arm in 1970.
Growing up, Carey was active in Salmon Arm minor hockey, golf, water skiing and spending time at the cabin on Shuswap Lake.
Graduating high school in 1984, he moved on to UBC and graduated in May of 1989 as a pharmacist. Working first in Nelson, Carey had the opportunity to come back to Salmon
Arm for work, first for Ready Rexall, then Safeway and finally Shoppers Drug Mart. Given an opportunity to become a store manager, Carey moved to Prince Rupert and then Quesnel to manage Shoppers Drug Marts.
At his point, Carey had the chance to buy his own drug store in Pender Harbour, BC which he affiliated with “Guardian” Drugs. He was eventually able to expand to three stores on the Sunshine Coast. Carey continued to enjoy sports with golf; hockey and most of all water skiing. Carey was the happiest at his family’s cabin on Horne Lake, near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
In January 2016, Carey was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, Spinal Ependymoma. Deciding to retire to focus on himself and his family, the businesses were sold and they moved to Parksville, BC to be near family and their cabin.
After a four year battle with the disease, Carey passed away peacefully at Trillium Hospice in Parksville, BC.
Carey leaves behind his wife Cherie, daughter Clara, son Connor, his parents Graham and Bonnie, and his brother Craig.
Should anyone like to donate in Carey’s memory, we would make the following suggestions:
Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research The Terry Fox Foundation
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