Cary Alfred Pratten (3 Apr 1973 - 23 Jan 2017)

Funeral Service

Location
Heritage Park Crematorium 113 Stuart Street Goodna 4300
Date
31st Jan 2017
Time
11.30am
Funeral Director
Academy Funerals

In loving memory of Cary Alfred Pratten who sadly passed away on 23rd January 2017

PRATTEN Cary Alfred

Cary was born in Innisfail Queensland however most people would know him from Annerley and Forest Lake. Cary passed away after his final battle with cancer in the Wesley Hospital on Monday 23rd January 2017 at the very young age of 43 years.

Cary leaves behind his loving wife, best friend and soulmate Shiralee, as well as his adoring children Steele and Ember who will forever remember their dad for his devotion to family and love that never wavered.
Cary will be sadly missed by his parents Cathy and Neal, his brother Aaron, Grandmother Nessie, Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins who loved him dearly.

Cary will also be sadly missed in the football community where Cary was a parent, coach, volunteer and always a loyal friend to many. Cary was a regular at Lions Football Club and Oxley Futsal Factory where there will be many members both current and past who will have fond memories of Cary. Cary was always ready for a chat about the game, the kids playing or life and he treasured every friend that he made along the way. Please feel free to attend the service in the club colours where you knew Cary.

At this time, Cary’s family, would like to sincerely thank the Doctors, Nurses and support staff of the Wesley Hospital for the love care and attention that they so freely gave. Shiralee would also like to give a special thank you to Dr Ralph McConaghy and Dr Jones Chen who cared for Cary like he was family and showed Shiralee, Steele and Ember that palliative care was about life and love.

Cary’s family and friends are warmly invited to attend his celebration of life service that will be held in the Heritage Park Crematorium 113 Stuart Street Goodna on Tuesday 31st January 2017. Cary’s service will commence at 11:30 Am

Zoe Dunne wrote

Sending our love. I remember a beautiful little boy and a feisty teenager. Although it has been many years since we saw you, family are always together in their hearts. May the beautiful memories Shiralee, Steele, Ember, your Mum & Dad, Aaron and BJ share bring some joy at this sad time. RIP Cary. Love, Zoe, Dan, Connor and Rachael x

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Wayne,Marilyn,Alex @ Andrew Daley wrote

With a heavy heart we say good bye, after meeting you not long after you meet Shiralee you made her so happy.
With 2 beautiful children and Shiralee by yourside you fought on and on, you will be sadly miss.
hugs and love to you all, Shiralee, Steele and Ember, xoxo

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Belinda Booth wrote

Cary will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a humble man of great integrity. Shiralee, Steele and Ember, my heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way.

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Shiralee Coventry wrote

A big thank you to family and friends who have supported us along this difficult journey. Cary was fortunate to have caring family members who would do anything in their power to help.

We were also fortunate to have a wonderful extended family through Soccer and Futsal and without their love and support the children and I would not have managed at all.
Thank you for all the hot meals, hugs at the door and many shoulders to cry on xx
Shiralee

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  • Seeing this beautiful picture causes me to honour Cary as a loving Father to Ember and Steele and husband to Shiralee. Through his love and devotion to his family he and Shiralee have given both children a wonderful model of how love and parenting can work together. That legacy will live on the heart and spirit of this wonderful family.

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  • What a cute young couple! :-)

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Shiralee Coventry wrote

Cary, this is not our final farewell this is until next time, thank you for the love, courage and beautiful moments that we shared as a couple and then later as a family (the late night talks, the sharing of joy & fears and the plans that we had that will never happen).
Your treasured writing may be on hold but I believe that some day it will be completed, perhaps not by your hand but by certainly the hand of one that you loved.
I am so fortunate to have known you and cherish the letters of love you left behind. I will always love you, we miss you.
Shiralee.

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  • There is so much to say but the mention of love, courage and beautiful moments resonated deeply. The promise that Cary's treasured writing will be completed by the hand of one he loved will ensure his words will transcend his earthly journey. With love your DAD xxx

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  • The locks,the location and facial expression say so much. It is not hard to remember the sharpness of mind that also epitomised Cary as well. Thank you for sharing this vivid memory.

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