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Carson, James Frederick (The Big Guy)

It is with heavy hearts and family by his side we announce the peaceful passing of James Carson, 80 years on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at the Maison Vale Hospice. Beloved husband of the late Diane (Gilbeau) Carson. Special friend of Jean Trottier. Loving father of five cherished children Jamey Carson (Kim) of Val Caron, Cheryl Semeniuk (Alfred) of Sudbury, Wendy Vaillancourt (predeceased of Huntsville) (Mark/Lynne of Alban), Karen Grenke (Keith) of Timmins, and Jodie Carson of Toronto. The focus of his life was his family, for which he leaves a rich legacy of love and dedication. In particular, he treasured his ten grandchildren, Lindsay Digby (Dave) of Chapleau, Jessica Carson (Charlie) of Val Caron, Alysa Davidson (Jake) of North Bay, Mallory Turgeon (Marc) of Garson, Trevor Vaillancourt of Huntsville, Keisha Vaillancourt (Andrew) of Stittsville, Kaitlyne Graham (Robert) of Torquay, SK, Kraymr Grenke of Timmins, Christopher and Amanda Carson of Toronto. He was proud and honoured by his first great grand grandaughter, Norah Graham. He was also looking forward to welcoming his three future great grandchildren. Dear brother of Marie Demonski (Pete) (predeceased), Ethel Lantz (Embert) (predeceased), Dorothy Card (predeceased), Evelyn Carson and Carolyn Burke. Fondly remembered and dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. A true butcher, he worked in the meat cutting business, retiring in 2015 after 63 dedicated years. He was a “grand story and joke teller” who loved to entertain and socialize. The “Big Guy,” as he was known to many, was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing and playing hockey. He also took great pride in hunting with his buddies on the Island. Special thanks to H.S.N. doctors and nurses who took good care of dad. A big thank you to Maison Vale Hospice and staff for their compassion and care shown to our father during his stay. A Celebration of James’ Life will be held at All Nations Church, 885 Prete St., Sudbury on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. Relatives and friends are welcome to gather at the Church anytime after 10:00 a.m. Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice or All Nations Church will be appreciated.

6 Condolences

  1. I only met Jim in the summer of 2015, before and after his Hawaii trip. He sharpened and fixed all my garden implements for me in a masterly fashion. He was so proud of his profession and I admired his confidence in his skills. We had a few nice chats while viewing his garden and he made me feel like an old friend. I am so sorry for your loss, most dearly felt by his family but also to all of his neighbours that he made feel so welcome. He was not the same after he returned from his trip and was quite upset by his change in well-being. My thoughts are with you all although I am but a stranger to you. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

    Posted by:Charlotte Leonard
    January 27, 2016
  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the Carson family, as well as Jean Trottier, and friends. Jim was such a generous, happy, friendly man. It was a joy to see him regularly at All Nations Church and events. God bless all as you celebrate his good life.

    Posted by:Diane Ikonen
    January 22, 2016
  3. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I have so many great memories of him while I was growing up. He was always smiling and was always so positive and encouraging during our ringette years.
    We are so sorry that we will not be here for his service, but you will all be in our thoughts. He will be greatly missed.

    Posted by:Christine Moores(Warus) and Ron Moores
    January 21, 2016
  4. Jamey and family,
    I feel very fortunate to have met your dad and your family.
    I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you.

    Posted by:Karla Allen
    January 21, 2016
  5. Jims family.
    We first met Jim at Forest Ridge Golf Course only 2 years ago, he was a true gentleman. He loved life and we had many enjoyable golf games together. You could tell that his family was so important to him as we always talked about kids, grandkids, and family. We were truly blessed to become friends. he will always be remembered by us as The ” Big Guy”. Our deepest condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of this special man who we were so privileged to call our friend.

    Posted by:Des and Pat Mullaly
    January 21, 2016
  6. So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you guys.

    Posted by:Leslie Barnes (Larone)
    January 20, 2016

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