Sisters & Brothers, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of brother Mark Carroll. He passed away on April 30th at the age of 60 years.
On behalf of the members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Division 295 we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Carroll Family. We too will miss Mark and we share your loss.
It is with profound sadness that the family of Mark Carroll announces his passing on April 30th at the age of 60 years.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mark attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School in Scarborough, successfully pursued his automotive mechanics Class “A” license, and launched his own dimensional shipment highway escort trucking business, before embarking on a career at Canadian Pacific Railway that spanned some 30 years.
Working first as an engineering employee on production gangs, Mark transferred to the Operating Department after two years, where he then worked as a Brakeman before qualifying and working as a Conductor in both freight and passenger services in Southern Ontario.
After retiring in 2017, Mark relocated from Toronto to small town New Brunswick, where he could relax and enjoy his retirement, cheer on his favourite teams, including the New York Yankees and his greatest passion, the Bayern Munich FC.
A lifelong lover of animals, Mark was a breeder of purebred pit bulls when he was younger, and never met a dog that he couldn’t belly rub. Proud of his German and Scottish heritage, Mark was a passionate reader of historical texts, a collector of tools and a gifted mechanic.
An expert pool player in his day, Mark was well-read, well-spoken, and possessed an engaging charm and quick wit. He will be lovingly and forever remembered by his mother Brigitte, brother Christian (Janet), sister Lisa (Rob), and nephews Daniel and Dylan (Eiann). Mark was predeceased by his father Hugh and dear friend Alison.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local Humane Society would be appreciated if you so choose. A celebration of Mark’s life will be held in Toronto this summer, with announcements to follow.