Phillip A. Jerguson Chapter # 18 mourns the loss of Bro. Roy Carson

Obituary for Roy Carson

It is with great sadness the family of Roy Eldon Carson, Saint John, N.B. announces his passing on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bobby’s Hospice, with family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 14, 1932 at Oak Point, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Queen) Carson.

A retired teacher and vice principal, Roy taught at various schools in Saint John. He graduated from Browns Flat Superior School and the New Brunswick Provincial Normal School. He earned his Bachelor of Education and Arts from the University of New Brunswick. Upon winning a Beaverbrook Scholarship he studied at the University of England for a year. Being very involved in his city, Roy was a member of the following organizations: Past Patron of Philip A. Jerguson Chapter No. 18 of the order of the Eastern Star; Past Master of F & AM Carleton Union Lodge No. 8, also the Chaplain there; the Kiwanis Club of Saint John where he was on the board of directors for many years receiving the Mel Osborne Medal for service work; the Kiwanis Action Club; Knights of Pythias; Lancaster Golden Service Club; the New Brunswick branch United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada; the New Brunswick Teachers Association; NB Anglican Cusillo Movement; NB Antique Auto Club; and the PC Party of Canada. Roy was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oak Point, the former St. Georges Church West Saint John, and recently attended St. Paul’s Church, Rothesay. He was a licensed lay reader for many years. Roy enjoyed travel; time spent driving his antique car, gardening and the many trips to Calais with his friend Tom. He will always be remembered for his dry wit and sense of humour. A very caring and dedicated individual, he will be missed by many.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Douglas and Edison, and sisters–in–law, Gertrude and Helen Carson.

Survived by brothers, Kenneth L. of Peterborough, Ontario and Glendon M. (Ethel) of Oak Point, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Roy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Bobby’s Hospice, and Extra Mural nurses, Jackie and Eileen for their exceptional care and support at this time, also to Roy’s dear friends and neighbor Ralph and Sharon Johnson, who have gone above and beyond to care for him.

Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave., Saint John, N.B. (634–1701). Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm. A Mason service will be held at 5:30 pm at the funeral home followed by an Eastern Star service. The funeral service will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oak Point, N.B. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11 am. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery.

Donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Oak Point, Bobby’s Hospice, Extra Mural Nurses, Saint John, or charity of donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.