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January 5, 1923 - August 16, 2012
Harry Carter was born in London England to Samuel O. Carter and Cecilia E. Carter. He was married to the love of his life, the late Mary Vieth Carter for 63 years. He started work at age 14 in various machine shops. He worked in the munitions industry during the war and joined the Royal Navy in 1942. He was stationed near Dartmouth NS to support the RN as an aircraft fitter. He married Mary on July 14, 1945. They lived in England for a year before coming to Canada. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1947 and retired in 1971 as a Lieutenant (N). He worked as a Technical Advisor in Quality Assurance in Montreal and later in Ottawa until he retired in 1983. Harry and Mary moved to Newboro, Ontario. He had great fun renovating their home. He had time to pursue his hobbies: woodworking, gardening, traveling, and reading. He was elected to the Municipal Council for Newboro. He faithfully took care of his beloved wife through a lengthy illness. Family was important to Harry and he traveled many times to visit his brothers in England and New Zealand. He is survived by his devoted daughters: Mary Ann Varley (Ross), Patricia Turner (John), Norma Wrightly (Bob) and Sarah Hand (Glenn). Also, cherished by his grandchildren and their spouses: Christine, Michael (Jill), Patrick (Stacey), Fred (CJ Murphy), Sarah (Maurice Boire), Jennifer, Janet and Kimberly (Mario Francoeur). Beloved great-grandfather to: Benjamin Varley and Gavin Phillips, Harrison and Samuel Varley, Dennis, Evelyn, and Patricia Turner, and Owen, Daniel and Carter Wrightly, Keelan Wrightly. Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, Heather Carter and Leona Carter and family members in England and New Zealand. Predeceased by his wife Mary, his brothers Eric, Denis and Peter Carter, his sisters-in-law, Leila and Vera Carter, and grandson Eric Turner. Our family would like to thank the very professional staff at Alta Vista Manor for the wonderful care that Harry received. Harry was sincerely loved by his family and respected in his community -a gentleman and a gentle man. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), on Monday, August 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (Somerset and Elgin), Tuesday, August 21 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Please consider the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, or Cystic Fibrosis Canada as a tribute to celebrate Harry's life.


Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2012
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