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John Arthur Charles Patrick Carter

John Arthur Charles Patrick Carter






Farewell Gathering

Saturday, July 27, 2019
1:00 PM
Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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Memorial Reception

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Immediately following the Service
Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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Obituary






Obituary for John Arthur Charles Patrick Carter

July 25, 1942 - June 14, 2019

John Arthur Charles Patrick Carter, known as J. Bob Carter in the business world, died June 14th, 2019 in Surrey Memorial Hospital. Carter suffered from Spinal Stenosis, a chronic painful nerve disorder, before finally succumbing to pneumonia. His loving wife of 25 years Earline cared for him through more than a decade of his illness.

Born to Stanley Sr. and Lillian Carter July 25th, 1942 in Montreal, Carter left home at 14 years old, a runaway, to make his way to the west, and make it, he indeed did. Riding freight trains and hitch-hiking his way across the country, he worked as a lumberjack, a high steel rigger, in the Arctic, in Sudbury mines, gas stations, as a newspaper columnist in Saskatchewan and Vancouver Island, a boat builder in Washington, an undercover RCMP and USDEA officer for drug enforcement, and many other jobs before launching into the oil and gas business in the late 1970's.

Carter singlehandedly changed some of the Canadian tax laws with his purchase of Hamilton Bros. Petroleum and dividing that corporation into 10 separate entities, legally circumventing the tax laws of the time. He has a chapter devoted to him in Peter C. Newman's The Acquisitors Volume II.

Carter also owned Carter Oil and Gas, Kelvin Energy and Envirowaste Management and was one of the owners of the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Team. He donated generously to many charities and championed causes for those ill and or less fortunate. He never forgot his roots and could be found on skid row on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, giving warm coats and gloves along with sandwiches and hot beverages to the homeless.

Carter is survived by his loving wife Earline, his sons Mark Ford, Michael Carter and daughters Johanna, Wanda Carter, and stepsons Warran, Landon Peterson and grandchildren Zachary, Madison, Genna, James, Brendan, Tyler and sister Gail Spackman. As well as his extended family Amita and Kapil Gaba, grandchildren Hersh, Munira and Godson Dwansh. He is also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. He is predeased by his father Stanley Sr., whom, ironically and tragically, on his retirement trip from CN Rail in 1972, was killed in a plane hijacking in San Francisco. Also predeceased by his mother Lillian and brother Stanley Carter, and sister Lynne Hynes.

A Farewell Gathering will be held Saturday July 27th at 1:00 p.m. at The Mountain View Chapel at 5455 Fraser Street in Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers please donate to VGH Rick Hansen's Spinal Cord Foundation.



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