Herman Wray Carlberg

Feb. 24, 1927 – Nov. 6, 2012

Wray was born in Seton Lake B.C. and passed away in Courtenay. He is survived by his wife, Bev Howden; his brother, Dave (Jean) Carlberg; sister, Margaret (Tom) Thompson,; sons Eric (Jo Ann) Carlberg, Clark (Barb) McAlpine; daughters, Elaine (Doug) Morrison, Louise Manson; grandchildren: Shane (Raylene) Manson, Trevor & Lauren Graugaard, Kyle, Donavin, Rebecca, Missy, Richard and Kenny Carlberg, Rachel (Ken) McDougall; great grandchildren: Stephanie & Jonah Manson, Anna, Rosie and Ryan McDougall. Wray was predeceased by his father, Herman and mother, Lucy; his sister, Doris Kobyashi; his first wife, Isabelle and son-in-law, Mike Manson.

Wray grew up in New Westminster B.C. He joined the army at an early age, served in the artillery (was also a paratrooper) and was stationed in many places in Canada including Shilo and Winnipeg Manitoba, Toronto & Petawawa Ontario, Truro Nova Scotia and Victoria B.C. He was discharged in 1963, moved to Nanaimo where he worked for B.C. Ferries first as a deck hand then as an officer and finally as captain. As a B.C. Ferries officer he worked out of Kelsey Bay, Nanaimo and Victoria.

Wray loved his family, loved to fish (for pleasure and commercially), loved to dance and had a beautiful singing voice. He was a staunch hockey fan (Canucks of course!) He was a very good swimmer, golfer, painter and had his pilots licence. He enjoyed travelling – Disneyland and Las Vegas were two of his favourite destinations. He was a long time Mason, Shriner and was part of the Sabres. We will all miss his great sense of humour, his stories and songs and the love which he shared with us all.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. At d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave. Comox.

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