McAllister, Carey Douglas PhD
May 3, 1931 ~ December 17, 2011
Carey McAllister grew up in Victoria working as a logger and fisherman during his youth and completing his doctorate in Oceanography at University of Washington after graduating from UBC.
Predeceased by his brother, Dr. Donald E. McAllister and sister, Sheila Montgomery. Carey was a Research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada working on projects that included estuary protection, salmon habitat enhancement and oil spill impact assessment. In his Nanaimo community, he was an active citizen serving as the Chair of Board of Directors Nanaimo Credit Union, Chair of Nanaimo Community Estuary Support Coalition and a member of Friends of Plan Nanaimo. He cherished our cliffside home on an acre of old growth overlooking the Strait of Georgia where he and Rosalie raised a family. With a sharp wit, a love of books, respect for science and strong sense of justice, he was a principled man who cared greatly about the future of our planet. Much loved, he will be missed by his wife, Rosalie and children, Angus, Murdoch and Kirsten.
A gathering to remember Carey will take place on January 7th at 1pm, at the Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Carey D. McAllister Ecology Fund.