Carey Schaub (64) passed away peacefully at home after a valiant battle with lung cancer due to asbestos. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Mercedes Schaub, both parents Al and Irene Schaub, sister Kris (Jim) Johnston, niece Shauna Johnston (Tyler), other family members: Sue Schaub, Stephanie Soebagio and Harry his cat.
Carey was known for his wonderful quirky sense of humour. He loved reading, music and took pride in his vast collection of vinyl records. He could always bring a smile to those around him when they saw how music would bring out his unique dance strut. He loved his sports and after playing with the ‘Over 30 Rebels’ years back, he retired his cleats and replaced them with a big screen TV to watch his favourite teams: Arsenals, Packers and Habs. Friends would come and they’d enjoy his home brew beer and banter about sport stats. He loved boxing at the gym and his outdoors activities of jogging, hiking, kayaking, puttering on projects around the home which was like therapy for his soul. What he couldn’t fix at work and life, he would fix something at home.
Carey worked as a dedicated Boilermaker for over 30 loyal years and the long awaited dream of retirement was cruelly snatched away. Carey remained determined to live, fighting with every breath to survive for those who loved him unconditionally. He was an awesome dad and provider and a great example of a loyal friend.
Many thanks to his dear friends who offered their calls and support with chores during his illness and in his final days and those who hung in with him for years and understood his passionate views and never truly let stuff get in the way of their lifelong friendship. Thanks to his family for stepping in for his homecare needs before and during the weeks his professional services got in place. Thanks to Worksafe staff, who removed stresses of fighting red tape during this time of crisis. Thanks to ‘We Care’ who we feel are the best homecare organization on Vancouver Island, VIHA Nurses south wing and for the Doctors who guided us through the process with their incredible compassion, organization and dedication which truly made his transition through the veil go smoothly.
In lieu of a funeral service, a casual celebration of his life will be held at the Cobble Hill property at a later date when the weather is nicer and we hope all who knew him will come. We will post the details closer to the time in local papers and other social media. Until then, everyone who remembers Carey is asked to celebrate his life in their own way, raising a glass of their favourite drink and giving his sports teams a cheer in his memory. Those who knew Carey are always welcome to visit or call the family home at 3950 Hillbank Road, Duncan BC Canada V9L 6M1