Obituary of Gordon Carter
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Gordon Ernest Carter on Sunday September 16, 2018 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 97.
Born in Toronto on July 23, 1921, to Albert Carter and Emma Blackmore. Gordon was the 8th child of 11 and was the last remaining member of his family.
Gord is predeceased by his parents Albert and Emma, and his beloved wife Patricia Freeman (2001). He is survived by his two sons, Richard and his wife Joyce of Toronto and Grieg and his wife Linda of Haileybury, his grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Heather and her husband Mike Ansell, Laura Carter, Shannon and Matthew Elliott. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Emmy and Hadley Ansell and Spencer Myers and his companion of many years Betty Fielder.
Gordon loved to travel, he saw the world. This passion started when he was just a boy, leaving Toronto on his summer vacations to join the traveling circus, playing his accordion. Then when World War II struck, he joined that Royal Canadian Air Force as a Wireless Operator and flew with Bomber Command out of Malta and North Africa.
After the war, Gordon met his bride to be, Patricia and were wed June 29, 1946. After leaving the Air force for a while, Gord decided to return and was stationed in many various cities and towns in Canada and the United States. Their first son Richard was born 1947 in Toronto and then 8 years later, their second son Grieg was born in Chatham New Brunswick in 1955. His travels waned for a while as his family was growing up but they still managed to take a trip at least once a year. After leaving the air force, Gord took a position with the Queens Printers Book Shop as manager and again resided back in Toronto.
He was lucky enough to be able to retire at the age of 55 and he and Pat moved up to their small hobby farm in Eldorado, Ontario and that’s when his travels took off. Both he and Pat traveled the world, from Australia to England, and part in between. He even went back to Africa twice to see the family he was billeted with during the war.
Gordon was a proud and gentle man, a great father and husband. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
The family invites you to a celebration of Gordon’s life at the Perrin Funeral Chapel 128 Whitewood Ave. New Liskeard on Friday September 21, 2018 from 7 until 9 p.m.
If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully appreciated.
It is with heartfelt thanks that we wish to acknowledge the nursing staff at the Temiskaming Hospital, for the excellent care and concern they showed our father during his final days. You ladies truly are angels.
And to Dr. Blount for looking after our father for the years he spent in New Liskeard, we again want to say thank you.