JACK, Cale Edward
22 December 1986 – 23 February 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cale on Feb. 23rd in Nelson. He is survived by his loving parents, Linda & Keith; brother, Tyler (Cassandra); niece, Arya; love of his life, Morgan, and adored daughter, Nova; loyal dog Kai; grandparents, Ed & Helen Taylor, and many family and dear friends.
Cale was born in Nanaimo and raised in Cedar, with big brother Tyler. After graduating, Cale worked at a ski hill before pursuing his journeyman millwright ticket. He loved working with his hands, whether at work, on trucks with Tyler, or renovating the nursery for his baby girl. He was in his element outdoors: skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing and trail running. It was his millwright training and love of the outdoors that brought him to Nelson in early 2011, where he fell in love with the Kootenays and his fiance Morgan. Their beautiful daughter Nova was born in Dec. 2013. He was so happy and proud to be a dad, and such a devoted partner and father. His joy for life was immense and his sense of humour contagious. Cale was taken far too soon, while out in the mountains doing what he loved.
We will miss your big grin and bigger heart forever. Your kind and adventurous spirit will live on in your daughter and in all our hearts. We love you Cale.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Nanaimo on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Boulevard, and in Nelson at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following: In trust for Nova Jack (at any Coastal Community Credit Union branch on Vancouver Island, membership number 758085, cheques payable to “Nova Jack In Trust For”), Nelson Search and Rescue, Kootenay Climbing Association.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.