Louis Caron

Obituary of Louis Anatole Caron

Louis Anatole Caron, 64, of Burke, Virginia, passed away on May 5th, 2021 at home. He was sweet and kind and compassionate – and a true gentleman. He battled depression all of his adult life, and in the end couldn’t take another day. 

Louis was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to Robert and Barbara Caron on October 1st, 1956. With his Dad in the Navy, there were seven moves in fourteen years making multiple stops in Virginia, California, New Jersey and Florida.  They ultimately landed in San Diego, California where Lou graduated in 1974 from Castle Park High School in Chula Vista as the class Valedictorian.  In 1978 He obtained a degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University and graduated with High Honors. He worked as a Defense/Military sub-contractor for many years, and then turned to his creative side and became a kitchen and bath designer and ultimately a Handyman. He enjoyed nature, photography, gardening, and history. He loved fixing things and building things. He had great attention to detail, every project was well researched and had a plan. He loved being behind the camera – capturing life’s precious moments and sharing them with friends and family. 

Louis is survived by his wife, Laura of Burke, Virginia. He is also survived by his siblings Andre Caron (Marcia) nephews Graham, Jake and Brady of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Monique Caron (Luis Jarquin) of San Diego, California, and by his father Robert Caron of Chula Vista, California and extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Palm Tyson’s on June 19th at 11:30, by invitation only due to space constraints. 

Following a major bout with depression in 2008 Lou (and Laura) became involved with NAMI of Northern Virginia – first as participants in their education programs for those living with (and living with those living with) a mental health condition, and also as members, and fundraisers. Lou photographed their annual walk for many years.  NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy to improve the lives of those living with mental illness.

Memorial donations may be made to NAMI Northern Virginia | Post Office Box 8693Reston, VA 20195 or to the NamiWalks Team page set up to honor Lou. 


A Memorial Tree was planted for Louis
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