Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre in the presence of her family on November 15, 2016, Laura D. Carter, age 78 years. Predeceased by her parents Valance and Mary Field, and bothers Ronald and Philip. Loved and loving, she leaves her husband Gus; children Chris, Paul and Dawn (Marc); and precious grandchildren Lauren and Jillian Cholette of Ottawa.
Also leaving to mourn her sister Mildred Skanes (Charlie deceased); brothers Eric (Helen), Les (Florence deceased); sister-in-law Francis Field; many nieces and nephews and their families; a wide circle of friends including lifelong friends Barbara Peddle, Daphne Winsor, Florence Bradley, Judy Barnes and special friend Sophie Clarke; as well as the entire Carter family of which she enjoyed being a part.
Born in St. John’s and raised on a farm on Torbay Road, Laura attended and later taught Sunday school at Virginia Waters Sunday School, was educated at Bishop Spencer College, worked her entire career in banking where she made many close and lasting friendships, and was very active in St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. Laura’s greatest love in life was her family and she took great pride and joy in raising her children and being involved in the lives of her grandchildren.
A special thank you to family friends, Dr. Chaker Hobeika and Dr. Pam Snow, for their many visits, compassion and support, as well as the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Miller Centre for their caring and kindness.
Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on November 17, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 8 Military Road on November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow at Canon Wood Hall. A private family burial will take place at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Laura’s memory may be made to St. Thomas’ Anglican Church or to a charity of one’s choice
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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