John Lawrence Bolton-Carr (John Carr) passed away suddenly at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2006, after a short but heroic battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his father, Walter; mother, Amy; sister, Evelyn; and son, Roger.
He leaves to mourn his loving and devoted wife, Maureen; son, Andrew (Susan); grandchildren, Chelsea, Lukas and Katie. He is survived by family in B.C., Ontario, England and South Africa. John will be sorely missed by his many friends worldwide.
John was born in Wolverhampton, Cheshire on April 6, 1929. In April 1947, he enlisted in the R.A.F., during which time he served 3 years in the Middle East, taking part in the hand-over of Palestine to the Israelies, ending the British rule. He was released in 1955, with a 1-year on reserve.
In September 1955, he emigrated to Canada, where he was active in the R.C.A.F., based in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. Upon being released from R.C.A.F. Service in April 1965 (earning the C.D. for long-term service), he settled in Vancouver, first selling life insurance; then founding and managing a catering company. On his arrival in Calgary, he was drawn back to his love of planes, and after a few years he once again entered the aviation industry, starting a structural repair company with his dear friend, George Boyd. they had a successful business, with locations in Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta. Moving back to B.C., he joined the employ of Conair Aviation (Cascade Aerospace) in the position of R&D Inspector, before taking early retirement in 1992.
Cremation has taken place. there will be no service, but a “Celebration of John’s Life” will be held in April 2007.
As John himself wrote:
“When the life has been full
and the passing peaceful,
let the sorrow be fleeting.”