Obituaries — 09 November 2010
Carl passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, BC after battling cholangiocarcinoma cancer for one year.
Carl will be missed dearly by his wife of fifty-one years, Margaret (Palmer). He will also be deeply missed by sons, Bill, Rob and David; daughters-in-law, Gigi, Kelly and Nidae, and grandchildren, Juliana, Sophie, Alex and Kira. Carl’s passing will also be mourned by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Barry Ivison and Bill and Linda Palmer, as well as his cousins in Ontario, BC and Sweden.
Born in Dryden, ON and a graduate in Commerce from the University of Manitoba, Carl enjoyed a diverse business career. Post graduation, Carl was hired as a management trainee at Ford Motor Company in Windsor. He would move his young family to Toronto several years later to join Massey Ferguson as a marketing executive, where he would spend over twenty years with positions in Toronto, the UK and Switzerland. Carl’s career at Massey Ferguson took him all over the world on business, including historic trade missions to China in the early ’70s. In the latter part of his career, Carl was the principal of Nygren & Associates, providing counsel and strategic direction in international marketing to an array of clients including the Sheridan College Innovation Centre in Oakville, Agritec in Winnipeg and CMC Engineering in Vancouver.
In retirement, Carl kept active in Tsawwassen through his involvement with the Ladner Lawn Bowling Club, including a term as its President, and as a member of the Deltaport Community Liaison Committee.
The family invites you to celebrate Carl’s life at a memorial service to be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s name to All Saints Anglican Church or the Delta Hospital Foundation, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Delta, BC.
The family would also like to thank the supportive staff at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver and the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner.