Wall; Caleb

Wall; Caleb Reid Luc

(23 March 1981 – 9 April 2022).

Caleb passed away peacefully at his home in Calgary, Alberta, with his parents at his side, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was a loving and dedicated father to Elijah, a cherished son to Amanda and Gavin, an adored brother and brother-in-law to Robert & Sarah, Jesse & Laura and Larissa & Andy, a treasured nephew and uncle, and a loyal and beloved friend to so many.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday 21 May at The Village Chapel, 4-6 High Street, Kuripuni, Masterton, Wairarapa.

The Memorial Service will also be live-streamed.


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  1. Amanda & Gavin please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Caleb. From your friends Nicky Budding and Heather Woodfield ♥️

  2. Amanda & Gavin, our deepest sympathies on the passing of Caleb. Our boys Ian & Fergus both share their sympathies and remember school days at Tiritea School with Caleb. We feel your pain, having lost Gregory to a brain tumor in Nov 2020. Phil and Shirley Rolston (TaiTapu, Christchurch).

  3. Hi Amanda, Gavin, and whānau. I am a friend of Jesse’s from university debating days, and met Caleb several times in that context. While I didn’t know him well, I have always remembered him fondly. There was something very special and alive about him and in my memories he always filled up the room with life and intellect and good humour. I suspect everyone who met Caleb felt this way about him, and he will have made a big impression and meant a great deal to many people. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sadly I can’t attend the memorial service, but I wanted to share this message and will be sending love and thoughts to you all next Saturday and in the weeks and months ahead. With much love and best wishes from Holly Walker (with David Haines & family) xxx

  4. Caleb was a very special man. I supervised his Masters thesis and fieldwork in development in Uzbekistan. He constantly looked for impacts and outcomes for women without prompting. I am so sorry the world has lost a man with that standpoint. I am thinking of Caleb’s family through this tough time. With love. Marilyn Waring

  5. Dear Gavin, Amanda, Robert, Jesse and Larissa. What a shock to read about Caleb! Our hearts go out to you in this incredibly hard time!! Our boys remember your boys fondly from Boys Brigade and church days, and Caleb was always a great example to them!! He will forever be that young man in our memories! All our love and prayers for you all. Tony and Sue McMurtrie.

  6. So sad to learn that Caleb has died. Our sincere sympathy to you, Amanda and Gavin, and your extended family.
    Our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Noel and Rhondda, Kirsten and Kylie.

  7. Gavin, Amanda, Rob, Jesse, Larissa – I was so sorry to hear this sad news. I have such fond memories of Caleb having shared so many happy times with you all, particularly all those holidays at Riversdale. Your family was always so close and loving – I can’t imagine how devastating this must be losing a son and a brother. I have been thinking about you guys a lot since I heard this news, please accept my sincere condolences.

  8. To Mandy, Gavin & family

    It is with so much sadness that we read about Caleb.
    May he rest in the loving hands of God.
    We are sorry we won’t be able to join you at the service tomorrow but will catch up at some stage.
    Thinking of you so much at this devastating time,
    lots of love and big hugs
    Sue & Kevin Lyford

  9. Amanda, Gavin, Robert, Jesse, Lar and Vic – I am so sorry for the loss of Caleb. I can only imagine how devastating it must be for you. I shall always recall those special times with you – my NZ family – and especially those with Caleb who was so extraordinary as a child and young man. How wonderful it was of him to visit me on his travels. Ioans footprints are still on the kitchen ceiling!! Thinking of you all Karen xx

  10. Mandy Gavin and family
    I am so sorry I can’t attend Caleb’s memorial service today.
    My thoughts and love are with you all. You have had such an extraordinarily difficult time over the past several months but I hope the love and support that surrounds you today will help now and in the days and years ahead. I never had the privilege of meeting Caleb but from all I have heard and read, he was indeed a very special person who has left his mark on the world.
    Our love and thoughts are with you
    Carol & Trevor Hawkins

  11. Hi Amanda & Gavin. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember some super fun summers with Caleb at Riversdale and crazy adventures during high school and university. He was just such an incredible person.

  12. Dear Wonderful Wall Whanau,
    I went to the service today thinking with someone as extraordinary as Caleb it will be impossible to encapsulate who he was and much will have to be left unsaid .
    How wrong I was. No amount of closeness to Caleb , no amount of eloquence , no amount of effort could have added a thing. He loved so much and was utterly loved in return that you were able to easily capture entirely who he was , why he meant so much to so many and why hearts are broken with his leaving. You nailed it A Team.. Caleb’s Team.
    It’s so true Manda and Gav you held all your children’s childhoods in soft warm loving hands without squeezing anything out of them. Some would say a free range chicken approach to child rearing but you allowed someone as unique and , yes no doubt at times testing, as Caleb to find , unscathed by criticism, his utterly amazing adult self who left us all feeling special and wanting more of him.
    No one could do more as parents than you did . No whanau could have done more justice to a treasured one than you did today.
    Sleep easy. Kia kaha . Much love .
    Big Bum Barb!!!

  13. Gavin, Amanda and family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. So much to celebrate about Caleb’s life and I feel privileged to have had him as a friend. I have many fond memories, including his starring role in our winning Massey University short film ‘stage fright’ and zooming around Rome on Vespas.

  14. Caleb was a beacon, plain and simple.
    I met him a few times in Nairobi and he lit up the room with each meeting. “Where to next?” And “Let’s talk to those people now…”
    Wow. Who was this person?
    He had people skills that I simply didn’t, and what skills. I was along for the ride when we caught up and… it was a ride. Fun, laughter, and plucking people out of the room to hear their stories.
    That’s why it’s an emotional gut punch when I heard he had passed. Caleb? No? Wait? What?
    I’d always been meaning to visit Caleb in Calgary (been years of hmmmm one days) and now I guess I never will. All I know is he was alight with stories he made happen… like him storing a motorbike in a mine in one of the stans (I’ll pick it up one of these years). Anyone who knew Caleb with carry a part of him with them now. He was a big man.

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