CARVER. Michael “Mike” Lindsay, Sgt (Ret’d), Sup Tech, RCLS
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mike on December 11, 2023 in Victoria. Mike was born on March 27, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta to Carole (Alex) and Alan (Noreen) Carver.
Michael grew up in Colwood, attending Wishart Elementary and Dunsmuir Secondary. He completed the Culinary Training program at Vancouver Community College and cooked at various restaurants in Vancouver before returning to the Island where he resided in the Town of Lake Cowichan until his death.
Mike proudly served his country for 24 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, first with the Canadian Scottish Regiment then with the 741 and 748 Communications Squadrons in Victoria and Nanaimo. His service included a deployment with the UN Peacekeeping Force in the Golan Heights and a Prime Minister’s Office tasking to Abuja, Nigeria. Mike retired from the CAF with the rank of Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant and Transport NCO. In civilian life he contributed his considerable experience as a Supply Technician to Base Logistics at CFB Esquimalt.
Mike was happiest hanging out with his family and friends, cooking, camping and fishing on Cowichan Lake. He was a loving Dad to Rya (Kyle), Tom and Jocelyn and a devoted grandfather to Memphis.
Mike was a kind, witty and generous man who loved to laugh and was a loyal friend who could always be counted on. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial gathering will be held in the new year.
From: Sebastien Fleury, CO, Base Logistics, CFB Esquimalt
On behalf of the entire Team here at Base Logistics, I would like to express our sincere condolences on Michael’s passing. Michael’s long service of 24 years within the CAF and DND is highly commendable. After retiring from the CAF, Michael came to work in Base Logistics. He worked the majority of his time in the Main Warehouse in Colwood, bringing the expertise and leadership ability from his time in uniform. Michael was a highly dedicated and hardworking member of the Team who never left a task undone and completed all work in a highly professional and detailed manner. Michael was a Team player and was respected by all his friends and colleagues within the unit. His loss was immediately felt when he departed and we are all very saddened by his passing.