Perry C. Cardott Jr.
1938 - 2019
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March 5, 1938 ˜ October 8, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, our sweet Dad and Papa, Perry C. Cardott, Jr., age 81, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his children.
Perry was born March 5th, 1938 in Jamestown, NY to Perry and Leona (Hills) Cardott. Sr. They moved to Washington State in 1953. Perry graduated from Evergreen High School in 1955. Raised in upstate New York, his love for farming inspired him to achieve Associates degrees in Agriculture as well as Mechanics from Clark College.
Perry married his high school sweetheart, Ada Morris, in 1959, and were married 46 years until her death in 2005. They made Vancouver their home and raised four children, one son, Neil, and three daughters, Nicole, Natalie and Nadine.
He was a Journeyman Mechanic and retired from Wubben Bros. Inc. in 2003.
Perry enjoyed caring for his menagerie of critters from chickens to dogs and the wild birds in his backyard. Daily visits to his local coffee shop to tease the baristas always made his day. He joined high school classmates for monthly lunches until he was no longer able. Perry was gifted at making meaningful connections with whoever he met and anyone with whom he crossed paths.
He was devoted to his family and relished his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were all just as enamored with him.
Perry is going to be greatly missed and leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and many seen, and unseen, acts of service to his family, friends and community.
Perry is survived by his four children, Neil (Dianna) Cardott, Nicole Wubben, Natalie (Russell) DesBrisay, Nadine (Darren) Messerly; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, too numerous to list but not forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada; his parents, Perry Sr. and Leona; two sisters, Maxine McClaskey and Betty Lape; and his son-in-law, Duane Wubben.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 at 12:30 p.m.
In honor of his love for animals and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Must Love Dogs NW, PO Box 87175, Vancouver, WA 98687 or
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 16, 2019.
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October 31, 2019
Perry, how I will miss you. I am so thankful for you and our friendship. I miss our bi-weekly phone calls and your goofy jokes. You were such a beautiful, bright spot in my life. Prayers to your family and love to your sweet pups.
Until we meet again, my friend.
Noelle Vinon
October 19, 2019
With For Ever Love to You Perry
Debi Bunch
October 17, 2019
We will miss you Perry.
Sheila Saunders
October 17, 2019
Of all the memories for 47 years, This is the one that I choose and share:

I was 8 years old when i remember watching my sister ADA Morris get her engagement ring it was Christmas. Perry had brought in the biggest box with a bow around it and sat beside ADA as she opened it...
Then she opened the next big box, then she opened the next box.. you get the picture. each box she opened had an item in it. one box even had a cinder block in it.
Picture this we were all waiting, anticipating as a child what we would see her get next out of many, many boxes. At last she opened a very small ring box. All this while we sat and laughed and clapped. telling her to open the next box, and PERRY was sitting next to her smiling. the last box. a very small box had a message in it, (and I am sorry I do not remember what that message said, but I remember her loving smile as she looked at Perry) that was all. I remember her face when she looked at him and smiled because she finally saw her engagement ring on the tip of HIS little finger (it had been there the whole time).
Oh, what a wonderful imagination and sense of humor. Perry will always be remembered as one of the Best Men in the world. We were all so thankful and blessed, to have him in our lives.
He has gone to be with his ADA, and we all miss him, but I know he is happier now for a life full of wonderful happenings. He was truly Blessed by God, to have such a great wife, family and his children made him Happy beyond belief. Thank you, God for Sharing Perry, with us all.
Sally Haxby
October 17, 2019
Wishing you a wonderful journey home to God. Say Hello To All our Family Member' That Have Gone Before Us,Ada, Mom ,Dad, Billy & Robert,Virginia, Your Mom and Dad. Of all my brother-in-laws you were the best,Loved You and will miss you Dearly!!
Janet Morris-Woods
October 16, 2019
Thankful for our many calls over the years. Step-uncle but only 6 months older than me, more like a brother. Will miss those calls.
Gayle Mckinney
October 16, 2019
Sorry for you loss. Prayers and thoughts are sent your way.
Helen Waite Burlett and Priscilla Waite Lawson (Relatives down Hills line.
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