Arthur James Carrie passed away on February 25, 2004 at Chilliwack, at age 85 years. He was born on October 14, 1918 in Drury, Denison and Graham Townships, Ont.
Art is survived by his daughter Sandra (Gary) Lein, Abbotsford; granddaughter Tammy (Ron) Doxey, Langley; grandsons, Shawn Watts, 100 Mile House, and Jordan Carrie, Chilliwack; sisters, Mary, May, Rena, Anne, Rita, Marina, and Levina, all in Ontario; as well as many nieces and nephews.
His wife Maxine; daughter Mary Lou; son Art Jr.; his parents; and brothers and sisters predeceased him.
Dad passed away in his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born into a family of 17 children, he lived and worked in Ontario until the Second World War. He served overseas with the 48th Highlanders from 1939 to 1945. While Dad was there, he met and married Mom in Scotland, bringing her to Ontario as a war bride. In 1952, they moved the family to Chilliwack where he built and operated a garage station and cabins.
Dad liked being his own boss, running a restaurant, building and operating a campground in Harrison Hot Springs. After retiring, he became well-known for his vegetable gardens, planting enough for himself and anyone who stopped by. Dad was an Elk member for 46 years, while living in Chilliwack for 52 years. He made many friends. Family and friends will sadly miss Dad.
A very special thank you to Dr. Fitzpatrick, Palliative Care and Home Support workers who helped me to fulfill Dad’s wishes to die at home.
A memorial tea will be held on Saturday, Mar. 20, 2004 at 1 p.m. from the Elks Hall, 46185 Fourth Ave., Chilliwack.