42 Years Old
Class of 2020
“Volunteering with friends and co-workers makes for a very fun day where we not only support the community, but we get to know each other better as a team.”
Joe McCarville loves to ride motorcycles and drive muscle cars. When he’s not busy working as the Senior Advisor for Industrial Operations at Suncor Energy, he’s regularly supporting local charities and spending time with family.
Working in IT for nearly 25 years and with a background in military telecommunications, Joe found a permanent position in information technology at Suncor in 2011.
He shared how his career path initially started by chance when entering into the Canadian Armed Forces.
“I saw a poster on the wall at high school looking for military recruits. I applied and after the aptitude test was completed, I was presented with a choice of fields to enter. Having no clue what most of the options were, I slid my finger down the page and selected Telecommunication Lineman,” he said.
After serving in the Canadian Military, he moved to Ontario to start a family and a business. After several years of operations in Ontario, the business focus shifted to Fort McMurray.
For several years he flew back and forth between the YMM and YYZ airport often to see his family, and by 2010, he sold the company and has since settled happily in Fort McMurray with his wife Anna and youngest daughter Sarah.
Outside of work, Joe is a motorcycle and muscle car aficionado. Growing up in PEI, his childhood was dedicated to farming, playing hockey, and riding dirt bikes.
Now, he offers his knowledge to motorcyclists in the region, with oil and tire changes and sharing advice. In addition to this, he enjoys volunteerism, particularly organizing volunteer days.
“Volunteering with friends and co-workers makes for a very fun day where we not only support the community, but we get to know each other better as a team,” Joe said. “I don’t think most people realize how much fun and rewarding it can be supporting the community.”