Newfoundland and Labrador – The sudden passing of Carl Squires has cast a shadow of grief over Newfoundland and Labrador, leaving countless hearts heavy with sorrow. On Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, the world learned of his unexpected departure, and the news has left an indelible mark on all those who had the privilege of knowing him. As we come to terms with this profound loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family as they navigate the challenging days ahead. The cause of his death remains undisclosed.
In a recent social media post, Karen Squires Savignac, a family member, shared her heartfelt farewell to her dear brother Carl, saying, “Had to say goodbye to my dear brother Carl yesterday. He so wanted to live and be there for his sweet boys and wonderful wife.”
Carl Squires was not just a Project Director at the Royal Canadian Air Force in Newfoundland and Labrador; he was a devoted brother, a true friend, a loving husband, and a doting father. He was a man of faith, with a deep-seated desire to continue living and be present for his two cherished sons and his devoted wife. His academic journey took him to Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding Carl Squires’s passing remain unspecified, and the exact details remain a mystery. No further information has emerged to provide clarity on this matter. The public will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available. We urge everyone to keep Carl Squires’s family in their thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.
Captain Carl Reginald Squires, aged 52, departed peacefully on September 5th, surrounded by his family, following his courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He leaves behind cherished memories, deeply treasured by his wife Stefany, sons Jake and Jonah, parents William (Bill) Squires and Rosalie Learning, sisters Susan (Dave Sullivan) and Karen (Daniel Savignac), brother David (Deanne), and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and fellow believers in the Lord.
Carl dedicated nearly 24 years to the Canadian Air Force, serving in various roles. His heart beat for men’s ministry, and he actively contributed to his local church and the national ministry of Promise Keepers.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the Health Science Cancer Center and the dedicated hematology and oncology teams for their exceptional care and support. Special thanks are also extended to everyone who stood by him during the challenging journey with cancer over the past year.
Visitation will be held at Evangel Pentecostal Community Church, 130 Magee Rd, Gander NL, on Friday, September 8th, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place at Evangel Pentecostal Community Church on Saturday, September 9 at 2 pm.