Carl passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury on January 18, 2018. Carl was raised by a loving New Brunswick farm family and was devoted to his surviving wife, Jean, for 58 years. Loving father of Janet Warren (Dave) and Doug Wallace (Tori), grandfather of Steven Warren (Nicole), Annie Warren, Jamie Wallace and Katie Wallace. He is survived by his brother, Al, and predeceased by siblings, Claire, Joyce, Colin, Doreen and Alden. Carl served as Chair of the History Department at Laurentian University twice, but was not an administrator; his talent was teaching and he inspired his students and colleagues alike with his humour, kindness and passion for learning. In 1994, he was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award. In his early academic career, Carl concentrated on New Brunswick history and published over twenty-five articles in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and more in the Canadian Encyclopedia. He then turned to the history of Northern Ontario and published City Government in Northern Ontario (1985). He collaborated with several colleagues to write Sudbury: Railtown to Regional Capital (1993) which is still in print 25 years later with thousands of copies in circulation. Carl, together with two friends and colleagues, Angus Gilbert and Matt Bray, also edited Reappraisals in Canadian History (1992/93); two volumes that remained in general use at universities across North America through three editions. While Carl’s professional life involved teaching and writing, his personal life focused on his family. In 1972, Carl and Jean purchased a camp at Cow Bay on the north channel of the French River. The son of a carpenter, Carl designed and built “Wallace Pines” on that property in 1992. For the next 25 years, it was the centre of his world. Carl loved to spend time there with his family and friends and he wouldn’t have missed a minute of it! It was and remains a wonderful place for his children and grandchildren. The family will be arranging a “Celebration of Life” in the spring. His ashes will then be interred next to his beloved parents in Saint John, New Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations be made to the Maison McCulloch Hospice at https://maisonsudburyhospice.org/donate/ or the Sudbury & District Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/contact-us/sudbury on/?region=on&utm_source=VanityURL&utm_campaign=Cancer.ca&utm_content=sudbury