With heavy hearts we announce the passing of William Taylor King Carwithen. Will celebrated his 30th birthday on November 26, doing what he loved best being with family and enjoying the outdoors.
The ocean was a consistent thread throughout his life, from the time he was three and entered the Comox bullhead derby, to his aquaculture career in the Broughton Archipelago. The ocean connected Will’s spirit and soul. He took pride in his job in the aquaculture industry and was well liked and respected amongst his co-workers. Will was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying golf, fishing, camping and hiking. Will was an easy going, positive man who took care of others.
Will and his father hiked, golfed and fished, sharing a special bond that few fathers and sons do. Will was also very close to his mother Jan, cultivating skills in horticulture and mason bee care. He was a kind, gentle man with a big smile and a pleasure to be around.
He leaves behind his parents Janet King and Brian Carwithen, Grandparents Paul and Pauline (Babba). Aunties; Lynn, Ann, Beth, Linda and Cheryl. Uncles; Ronald (deceased,) Ian, Ken, and Peter. His cousins Jason, Sarah, Brian, Bobby, Jamie, Dana, Daniel, Nick, Crysti, Dorothy, David, and Amanda. He also leaves his crew at Cermaq who will miss him tremendously and his best buddies Jesse and Jeremy.
For this to happen so suddenly is a huge shock to everyone that knew Will and something that is very difficult to accept. It is hard to find peace at times like this. This isn’t something to get through but rather something that gets into our soul and changes us. If Will was to speak to us now we think he would want us to live life to the fullest and deeply appreciate the friends, family and life we have. Above all, live a life of compassion & kindness.
Love you Will.
‘Remembering Will’ at Yates Funeral Home, Monday, January 15th at 1:00 pm at 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Oyster River Enhancement Society, P.O. Box 93, Black Creek, BC V9J 1K8 or online through their website www.oysterriverenhancement.org