Carl Michael Douglas Norrgard
Born June 27, 1976
in Prince George, BC
Carl loved life and was a great friend, Husband, Son and Brother. It is with sadness to announce his passing August 7, 2014. Carl was a strong man who put up a courageous battle with liver disease and cancer. Carl will be greatly missed by all.
His love of life was shared with many. Carl was the second youngest to Kjell and Gail Norrgard. He is survived by his loving wife Kirsten Daub, parents Kjell and Gail Norrgard, brothers Trevor Norrgard (Cindy) and Eric Norrgard, sister in law Shannon Daub (Ryan Blogg), two nieces Raechel and Paige Norrgard, and nephew Jack Norrgard.
Carl attended Pinecrest Elementary, Robron Secondary in Campbell River, and North Island College in Courtney, BC. He then continued his studies and obtained his B.A. and worked on his masters’ degree in Sociology at Simon Fraser University in 1999. While at SFU, Carl became a Union activist working for the rights of his young fellow student teaching assistants. Carl had a keen mind and was a critical thinker who enjoyed discussing politics, current affairs and the state of the world. He was an avid reader whose interests ranged from fiction to fact and everything in between.
Carl was a man who could do anything. His passion for arts and design was none above. Many will remember his love of model airplanes and the endless hours he spent at the flying field in Merville BC. Carl was a hard worker who strived to do his best in all aspects of life. Also, many will remember the wonderful meals that Carl could prepare. Carl’s skills in the kitchen were second to none. Carl prepared many a feast for family and friends. Cooking a great meal gave Carl great pleasure.
A Celebration of Carl’s Wonderful Life is being held at the Royal Coachman Pub in Campbell River, BC August 15, 2014 at 1PM.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Patients and Supporters of Mid-Main. (http://supportmidmain.ca/donate), the most amazing community health center where Carl received outstanding care, but which is now facing major cuts.