February 4, 1933 – March 2, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cec Caughlin, unexpectedly but peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday March 2, 2021 at the age of 88, at the Chilliwack General Hospital.
Beloved husband and best friend of Arliss (nee Wein) for 56 years. Loved dad of Linda Wiggins and her husband John, and the late Bradley McKee (2020) and his wife Vina McKee. Grandpa of Jordan Kurowski, Coralee Kurowski, Rebecca McKee, and Steven McKee.
Great Grandfather of Logan, as well as extended family -Ali. Dearly loved brother of Vivian Kapty, Kelvin (Lynn), Marty, and Bruce (Cheryl). He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Cec was predeceased by his siblings Florence, George, Patricia, brothers in law Tom Kapty and Wilmar Wein, nieces Sheila and Joan, and nephews Ken and Scott.
Born Duncan Cecil Caughlin on February 4, 1933 in Zenerta-Esterhazy, Saskatchewan to Thomas and Olga (nee Rode) Caughlin, and life got serious at the young age of 13 when a serious injury to his Dad caused Cec to have to work their farm.
Cec joined the RCAF in Regina in 1955, served for 25 years before being discharged in 1979 as a Master Corporal and was proud of receiving the United Nations Medal for his service in the military. His military service included one year in the Middle East with the United Nations Emergency Forces and 4 years in Germany with the NATO Forces.
After his career with the RCAF he was employed for 11 years as a Letter Carrier with Canada Post. He loved birdwatching the most, playing cards with friends and family, coaching in the Chilliwack Minor Softball Association, his time as an Umpire for several years, and as Umpire and Chief for which he was awarded by Softball BC for giving back to his community. Cec always enjoyed his involvement with the Legion Rhythm and Reelers Square Dancing Club, the Darts Club of Chilliwack, and the Chilliwack Curling Club.
In keeping with Cec’s wishes cremation has taken place. Due to the restrictions of COVID 19 a family service with inurnment in the Chilliwack Cemetery will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Look to the sky and you will fly along with the birds up to the sky.
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