After a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, Carl or often known as CW, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 24, 2022. Carl was born May 26, 1942 in Ratters Corner, NB. He was a son of the late George and Florence (McFarlane) McLong.
Carl loved having his cottage and house filled with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, even if it was a little crowded. Carl was a devoted nature lover, you could always find him working in his garden, woods or on his rock wall at the cottage. As an avid outdoorsman, he could spend all day throwing rocks at his rock wall, which was built by his own hands. His rock wall can be seen from the other side of Washademoak Lake and has become a new landmark in Big Cove. He loved being outdoors, all animals and would never hurt a fly.
Carl started his career at Norrad’s as a truck driver, moving on to Sussex Poultry as a dedicated employee for 27 years. He spent many days working long hours to ensure that his family was provided for. Carl volunteered his time as an Executive member for UFCW Union. He was a passionate advocate for employee’s rights and fought for fairness in the workplace. Carl was one of the hardest workers we have ever known and instilled his hard work ethic to his six children, for which we are forever thankful for. After his long career at Sussex Poultry, Carl had the opportunity to carry on his trucking career and commitment to work at Browns Paving.
Although quiet and reserved, most of the time, watching his boys play hockey would bring out some energy in the rink. He loved to talk, have his photo taken and had a great sense of humor.
He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed hearing all there stories and accomplishments.
Carl never had a meal without adding something sweet or sugary to it.
He will be missed and never forgotten.
Carl a devoted husband will be lovingly remembered by his remarkable wife of 57 years, Joan (Harris-Dunham) McLong; his children: Susan Alchorn (Jim), Kimberley Allan (Drew), Carl D. McLong (Tammy), Troy McLong (Shelley), Cindy McLong (Karl Boudreau) and Stephanie McLong; his grandchildren: Courtney (Chris), Britney (Jarret), Stephanie, Amanda (Bret), Matthew (Jess), Tereska, Carleigh (Taryn), Shanyssa (Jonathan), Alexa, Ella, Will, Sydney, Nicholas, Kayla, Abigail, and Dylan; his great-granddaughters: Madelynn, MacKenna, Allie, Brinley, Olivia, Emma, Drew, Andie, and Jaelyn; his brother, George McLong (Kim); his sisters: Leona McLong and Jean McLong; his uncle, Clarence McFarlane; brother-in-law, Randall McPhee along with nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Carl is predeceased by his brother, Joe McLong, and his sister, Ruby McPhee.
A special thanks to the New Brunswick Extra Mural Program and special care workers, Debbie and Ruth. Your compassionate care made all the difference to us.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506-433-1176). Visitation will take place on Monday, January 31 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm from the Wallace Community Chapel with a Celebration of Life at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 1, also from the Wallace Community Chapel. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery later in the spring.
Donations may be made to Parkinson Canada or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com.
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