Carly Wilson

Carly Wilson

Tuesday, September 7th, 1993 Sunday, December 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Carly Ember Wilson

Carly Ember Wilson, aged 26, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was a kind, compassionate, lovely, creative, intelligent soul who had a keen sense of humour and left a lasting memory with all who met her. She had many good friends and she was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin.

Carly's brother, Dylan, adored his baby sister right from the beginning. She grew into an adventurous, active toddler and at a young age, we recognized that she had an ear for music. Many years of piano lessons and recitals followed. She also loved to sing and in her younger years, competed in singing competitions, talent shows and school productions. In addition to music, she loved to be silly, laugh and take the stage. As she grew into adulthood, she continued to pursue her dream of a career in acting, taking acting lessons and securing an agent. She also was an excellent writer and had a gifted ability to put words on paper.

Independent and courageous, Carly was determined to explore university options in BC and settled on moving from Ontario to complete a Bachelor of Communication Studies Program at Capilano University. She was rewarded for her efforts with a 4.0 GPA and received multiple academic achievement awards along the way.

When she was recently asked about what makes her feel good, she said, "being with those I love, helping people, nature and being creative". She was most at ease walking the trails around the seawall in Vancouver or climbing Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. She also loved to travel and took many international trips, including many countries throughout Europe, as well as Australia and the United States. Perhaps her most awe-inspiring trip was the trip she took with her dad when they climbed to Mount Everest base camp. Her dad returned from the trip noting that Carly exhibited an inspirational enthusiasm and a sense of serenity as she scaled the mountain.

Carly is a light in all of our lives. She was a sweet young woman who left us far too soon. If tears could bring her back, she would be beside us right now. The vivid memories of Carly are barely holding us together, but they will be the glue we need to continue on. We love her dearly.

The outpouring of love and support from family and friends will always be remembered.

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Charles Campbell

In the 10 years that I've taught at Capilano University, I've met a few students who really stand out. Carly was one in a thousand. Kind, thoughtful, talented, funny, and with a common-sense maturity that belied her age. I shed a few tears when I heard that she'd died, and it has taken me a while to process her untimely departure. But I would be most remiss if I did not express to her family how much I enjoyed having her as a student, and what a pleasure it was to read her excellent work and help her find ways to make it better. Carly's parents and siblings and friends could not help but know that she was a special person. My heart goes out to all of them, but especially to Carly's parents. The loss of a child is the toughest grief, especially when they had as much to offer as Carly did. I hope you can find a way through that grief to be proud of the person you helped to create, because she in turn made all our days a little better.
Comment | Posted at 05:36pm via Condolence

Jon Pappas

Carly was one of the most warm, loving, smart, funny and welcoming people I have ever met. We traveled to different cities together and created some of the fondest memories I will always remember and cherish. Her beautiful spirit will always be near and dear to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends.
Comment | Posted at 07:15pm via Condolence

Aunty Gloria, Adam and Brock

Having watched Carly grow from a chubby little baby into a beautiful young woman, we will always remember her to be an adventurous and independent person. Carly's smile and love will always be present in our thoughts and hearts and in doing so, her spirit will continue to live on and soar.
With love forever, Aunty Gloria, Adam and Brock
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Trish Wilson-Todd

Carly - I remember when you were born how excited I was that I had another girl in the family, I finally had a comrade in family full of boys! I also thought it was super cool that I was the oldest girl and you were the youngest. I was also super thankful you weren't super "girly".
When I think of you, I think of you as still being little, that's when we were able to spend the most time together. My fondest memories are of going to the park with you and Dylan and feeding peanuts to the squirrels - me mostly terrified as they swarmed us and you just continuing on like this is the most natural thing in the world. I also remember the three of us watching Disney movies together, huddled together on the couch.
However, there is a special moment in time after one of those days we spent at the park, where your Mom, Dad, Dylan, you and I are on the porch of your house in the west end of Toronto, sharing an ice cream. We were all there just enjoying the moment and the time together. It is in those moments where I know you were cherished and loved and that your always there with us.
Wherever you are now, I know Grandpa has figured out all the angles and is quickly showing you all he knows. Until we meet again.
Comment | Posted at 08:12am via Condolence

Lizzie Scott

I am unbelievably heartbroken to hear of this loss. Carly was an incredibly kind-hearted, genuine, and brilliant woman who I'm so grateful to have known and learned from. I always admired her creativity and felt lucky to work with her throughout school. We met in our first year of university and bonded over our shared love for thrifting (she always had the coolest, most unique clothes) and naturally, we made a point to routinely peruse thrift stores together. She had a profound ability to tell stories, both in conversation and written, and I was consistently captivated. Her quick wit, calmness, adventurous spirit and bright presence will never be forgotten. Carly was so loved and so admired. She will be forever missed. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.
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