CARTER, Len - We sadly announce the passing of Len Carter, who passed away at Lakeridge Bowmanville Hospital on April 15, 2021.
He was 86 years of age.
Len was comforted by his children at his side and through the use of live video phone calls his remaining family were able to say goodbye before he took his final breath.
Len is predeceased by his parents Earl and Edith, his siblings Louie, Leicester, Dorothy, and Daphne. He is survived by his wife Brenda Carter (nee Fenty), his children Brian (Karen), Deborah (Paul), and Donna, and his five grandchildren Samantha, Jason, Jenna, Zachary, and Eric.
Born in Barbados, Len immigrated to Canada at the age of 19 and after a 3-year long-distance courtship, began his life as a devoted husband marrying Brenda in 1958, in Toronto, Ontario.
Starting a family and moving to Scarborough in 1961, Len was proud of his time and effort to provide for them in every way as a husband and father.
His philosophy in life was not to be ‘the boss’, but rather to encourage the individual to perform to the best of their ability and take pride in everything they do.
In his last 2 years, Parkinson’s Disease robbed him of his strength and stamina.
During this time, he taught us patience and allowed us to show him a measure of the service he had long showed all of us.
The family wishes to thank Season’s Clarington for its thoughtful and heartfelt care.
To live by his words: “Tell the truth so you don’t need to remember what you said”; and “What has passed you by, is not necessarily missing you”.
Len is finally at rest. He will be forever loved and forever remembered.
At Len’s request a private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Parkinson Canada would be appreciated.