Everett Thomas Carey Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Everett Thomas Carey (Deloraine, Manitoba), born in Boissevain, Manitoba, who passed away on December 18, 2020, at the age of 71, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Everett Thomas Carey to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Everett Thomas Carey.
Everett Thomas Carey, 71, of Deloraine, Manitoba, passed away suddenly on December 18, 2020.
He was born in Boissevain, MB on June 30, 1949, the 5th son of the late Charles Carey and Hazel (Kempthorne). He was predeceased by his brothers Donald Carey (Digger), and Arthur Carey. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, his two daughters Marieann (Brent) Storey, Christine (Doug) West as well as his brothers Keith Carey, Ivan (Linda) Carey, his sister Karen (Richard) Anderson, sister-in-law Bonnie Carey and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Everett was raised on a farm south of Boissevain, MB. He attended Fairburn School and then finished his education at Boissevain High School, graduating in 1968. While he was finishing school, he worked on farms ant at a welding shop in the Boissevain area. In September 1968, he started a welding course at Red River Community College in Winnipeg. He worked for a small construction company in Winnipeg while attending RRCC. From April to December 1969, he worked with his brother Don at the Saltcoats Mine up in Spyhill, SK operating backhoes and trucks. After that, he worked with a few small companies in the area, up to September 1970. In February 1971 he started a Mechanical Technology Course at RRCC, but due to not passing all the required courses, he was unable to finish the course. He then decided to start working for Metropolitan Investigation and Security as a security guard at mines in Ontario like the one at Ear Falls, as well as the hydro plant up at Gillam, MB.
In 1972, he bought a bulldozer and gravel truck, gaining work in the Spyhill, SK until July 1973, when he sold them. He then moved to Yorkton, SK and drove bulldozers and trucks for Logan Stevens construction until layoffs in December. It was during the fall of 1972 he met Phyllis Ann Thompson at Don and Bonnie Carey’s during Thanksgiving celebrations. They fell in love and were married December 22, 1973.
Everett and Phyllis moved back to Boissevain, MB, and he started working as a laborer in the Drings wood laminating plant there. He got promoted to lumber grader in 1974, and welcomed his first daughter Marieann Louise to the family in September. In 1975 he was promoted again to Machine operator, and in October 1977 his second daughter Christine Jane was born. Drings promoted him to Assistant Quality Control in 1978 and then to Quality Control in 1979.
Around this time, Everett and Phyllis moved the family to a farm outside of Tantallon, SK and he started working at Goodman Steel and Iron Works in Rocanville, SK. He enjoyed this job, helping build firetrucks, mining vehicles, and other special products such as a cross for a church in Churchbridge, SK. Everett and Phyllis sold the farm and moved the family into Rocanville for a few years, before moving the family back to Manitoba, settling down in the Deloraine area.
He was hired as a professional driver by Hammonds Transport in Deloraine, and then he bought a Ford 9000 semi and a grain trailer. He and Phyllis hauled grain together for Critchlow Trucking in Melita, MB until they sold the truck. Pete Quintaine and Sons was Everett's next position, where he hauled livestock including pigs to different processing plants in the United States. He was happy there for a few years, and then decided to stop hauling livestock and try something different. Kleysen Transport hired him to drive super B semi end dumps, and he hauled products to and from different mines in Canada and the U.S. Phyllis once again wanted to join him driving after the girls were finished school, so then they drove for NEWS Transport out of Boissevain before moving on to Bison Transport together. They drove for Bison for 15 years together, before deciding to retire from long haul trucking.
Phyllis was enjoying retirement, but Everett found that he wasnt quite ready for retirement, said that he was bored a lot. So he took up woodworking and pen making on his lathe, as well as a "semi-retired" position working for Scott Tilbury out of Melita, and then Nestibo Agra/Turtle Mountain Seeds, where he passed away doing what he loved. Everett loved driving and seeing all the places he and Phyllis got to see, suprising her one time with a scheduled layover in Memphis TN with a trip to Graceland for Valentine's day.
A friend of Everett's texted his daughter Marieann a couple days after hearing about Everetts passing. He said, "This morning, I looked up at the sky and said Your shift is over Everett, I will take it from here."
Rest easy, Arrowchaser, this is home base, we will take it from here. See you on the flip side, 10-4, and good bye until we see you again.
A private family service was held on December 29th, 2020 due to the Covid restrictions, at Wheatland Funeral Home Chapel in Deloraine, MB. Internment will take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Turtle Mountain Seeds, Deloraine EMT service, Deloraine Clinic and Hospital staff, and the local RCMP detachment for the care and attention to Everett and his family on the day of his passing. The care his family received through Smith Funeral Home (Wheatland Funeral Service) was very helpful in our time of mourning, loss and shock.
A card of thanks goes out to all those in the community and area who sent flowers, meat and cheese or dainty trays, the many cards and personal messages the family has received during this time. The show of kindness was much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Everett's memory can be made to the Deloraine Cancer Care ward or the local Deloraine E.M.S. Box 447 Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0