It is with grief stricken hearts that the family of the late Herbert S. Carter announce his passing on June 16, 2017.
He is survived by and sadly missed by daughters Wanda Carter, Brenda Edgar (Robert), and Barb Edgar (Karl) and his two sons Herbie Jr. (Cathy) and Nicholas Brandon (Laurie); grandchildren Chris Carter, Shawn Edgar (Meagan), Kody Edgar, Kyle Edgar (Angel), Alex Edgar and Ashton Edgar, and very special great grandchildren Dawson, Kalleigh, Aleah and Alydia. Pedeceased by his wife of 58 years Helen (Killam) Carter and granddaughter Tori Ann Edgar; sisters Annie, Dolly, Florence and infant sister Lena; brothers Robert, Kennie and half-brother Ceril.
He was the son of the late Clyde and Annie (Campbell) Carter.
Dad was a hardworking, loving husband and father who would do whatever he could for his family, friends and anyone who came to him and asked. He spent most of his life working hard with his hands. He started working at a very young age on the farm of Roy Patterson and then ventured out west lumbering in his early teens. Moving back to New Brunswick, Dad was employed in the blueberry fields, and doing bodywork, he also worked in N.F.L. and later in Ontario finally making his roots in Petitcodiac area where he lumbered for several years. He later worked in construction for Norman Rogers before starting his own company Carter's Construction which he kept going into his early 80's. It was also during this time that he owned and operated a general store with his wife Helen as well as them being foster parents to many children.
Dad loved to play cards with his family and friends (which on occasion would suspiciously turn in his favor.) He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved and waited for their visits. To them he was known as Papa.
Dad loved to work and that's what kept him so young. One of Dad's other favorite things to do was to take long drives on back roads and now this gives us peace of mind to know that dad's life ended doing one of the his favorite things.
Resting at Armstrong's Funeral Chapel, 33 Russell Street, Petitcodiac (756-3361), from where there will be visitation held Wednesday, June 21st from 6-9 and funeral service Thursday, June 22nd at 2pm with Pastor Lloyd O'Blenes officiating.
If desired memorials made The Jordan Life Care, The New Elgin Cemetery or a charity of your choosing would be appreciated by the family.