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Obituary for Roy Charles CARTER

Roy Charles Carter

September 30, 1930 – November 10, 2023

CARTER, Roy Charles – 93, of Park Place, Woodstock passed away in Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, November 10, 2023. He was born in Embro, Oxford County on September 30, 1930, a son of the late Merrill and Mabel (Hart) Carter.

Roy’s wife, Mary (Gray) Carter, whom he married on September 22, 1951, predeceased him on August 21, 2015. His son, Jim, predeceased him in 2018.

Roy is survived by his daughters, Sharon Smith (Don) of Embro and Diane Clark (Lawrence) of Woodstock; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Carter of Delhi; eight grandchildren, Carrie Weber (Cory) of Toronto, Christine Halicki (Brett) of Vancouver, Julie Clark of Courtice, Adam Clark (Kara) of Kitchener, Jessie Carter (Christine) of Norwich, Jamie Carter (Niki) of Delhi, Joey Carter (Ashley) of Delhi, Morgan Nguyen (Jason) of Cambridge; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Pat Minler; sisters-in-law, Carol Carter and Sharon Carter; “Gray” brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joyce Gray, Joyce Martland (Bill) of Woodstock, Mabel Needham of London, Bernard Gray (Anne) of Sweaburg.

Predeceased by his brothers, Robert Carter and Ken Carter; his brother-in-law, Robert Minler; “Gray” brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Mary Gray, John and Teresa Gray, Violet White, George and Velma Gray, Jim Gray and Gary Needham.

Roy had operated Carter’s Farm Supply for many years on his 50-acre property on the 13th line of East Zorra Township just south of Hickson. The family also sold poultry and eggs in the old Woodstock Farmer’s Market in downtown Woodstock. After selling the farm, he and Mary built a new home on Highway 59 across from Willow Lake. They lived there for 23 years. Last year he moved to Park Place, Woodstock. Roy and Mary enjoyed travelling all over the world, especially the trips that he won as top salesman for Buchanan Farm Equipment of Woodstock.

In honour of Roy’s request, there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A private interment in Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Huntingford will follow cremation.

If desired, expressions of sympathy, donations to Christ Church Anglican Church Women, VON Sakura House, Woodstock or the Palliative Care Unit of the Woodstock General Hospital would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, P.O Box 208, Tavistock N0B 2R0 by calling 1-519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at