Carty, Carrie Aileen

Carrie passed away on July 10, 2019 at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario in her 95th year.

Carrie was born August 9, 1924 in Kingsport, Kings County, Nova Scotia.  Her growing years were spent in the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia.  She started her working career in the Kingsport area as a housekeeper for various families in that area.  She was mentored by the Carty family and at the ripe age of 15 she fell in love with their oldest son, John ‘Jack’ Thomas Carty.  Carrie joined the CWACs during WW II while Jack was in the Navy.  She had varied experiences in the military.  She was a plotter in the strategic section, a nurse’s aid, and a Sergeant in the military police.  During this time period she was instrumental in catching a spy.  She also made a world record in high jump for women but unfortunately it was never recorded or recognized.  Carrie escorted other women in the CWACs to their new bases of employment when they had finished their basic training.  Carrie and Jack were married at her family home on February 12, 1945.  Both left the military and went back to Nova Scotia where they started living their lives together just down the road from Jack’s parents.  Carrie became a military wife when Jack joined the Air Force and they moved around Canada over their twenty year service.  Carrie found employment as a cashier in the Kaserne while posted in Fort Churchill and later in retirement at a hardware store as a clerk in Canning NS.  Carrie was awarded a lifetime membership, Diamond Jubilee medal for all the hard work she did in the executive in various areas of the Canadian Legion.  The job she really enjoyed was that of being an ‘Avon Lady’.  She won a trip to Hawaii and another to Bermuda for being the highest grossing salesperson in her area.  Carrie also travelled to Lahr West Germany for a three week visit with her daughter Patricia.

Carrie was widowed in 1995 and lived in Kingsport, NS for eight years thereafter.  In 2003 Carrie, at the age of 79, packed up her clothes, sold the house and moved up to Meaford, ON to live with her daughter where she was closer to her son and grandchildren.

Carrie leaves behind her son David Carty (Wendy Reynolds-Carty and her daughter Patricia Kennedy (Fred Kennedy), her grandchildren; James Carty (Denise Carty), Jonathan Carty (Bridget Carty), Krista Leach (Derek Leach), Sean Kennedy (Margie Santos), Shannon Kennedy (Juan Borhorquez), Angela Bulmer, Paula Young (Rob Young), and Tony Hustoft (Jenn Kennedy);  and her numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Clarence Burrell, William Burrell, Stanley Burrell, and Douglas Burrell; sister Margaret Gammon; stepbrother Dean and stepsister Vivian.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 2 until 4 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Friday, July 19, 2019
Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home 2 - 4 p.m.

Private family disposition of Carrie's cremated remains

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Ivan L. Norton
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    To the Carty family,
    I’m Ivan Norton, the United Church minister for Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport. My wife, Judy, and I have been serving the congregation there this past year. Please accept our sincere condolences. I’ve had contact this afternoon from Marion Woolaver and would be honoured to look after a service on this end, if that seems to be in order.
    I remember the Cartys. I grew up in Canning. Reynolds cut my hair as a kid, and I was aware of Jack and Carrie. We knew Marion Carty particularly well through Berwick Camp. I also knew Doug and Leah at the store. We look forward to meeting you folk when you come this direction.
    With sympathy,
    Ivan L. Norton

  2. Donna
    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Remembering all the fun times we had with Aunt Carrie, having her around as we grew up and also as our children grew up.She was a great addition to our quality of living. Learned alot from this amazing lady and still hear her word in the back of my head. May not have kept in touch as much as I should have once she moved ,but she was frequently in my thoughts.

  3. Sonya (MacKillop Woolaver) Moxsom
    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Dear Carty Family: My sincerest condolences on the passing of Carrie. Chrissy Lynk posted her obituary on Facebook and I am sure the news passed like wildfire through Kingsport/Medford. Carrie and her sense of humour. She could tell a story, which would have the rest of rolling in the aisles, with such a straight face. It was never dull when Carrie was around. I still have a valentine which she made me and which I have kept for almost 30 years because it was special. As a matter of fact, she had made all the “UCW girls” that year a handmade & decorated valentine. Each one was different and represented the recipient’s life. I consider myself fortunate to have crossed paths in my life with her.

    Sonya (MacKillop Woolaver) Moxsom

  4. Kathy Lemon
    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    Dear Pat, Fred and family, i had the privilege of knowing Carrie and she was a beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may all your memories help you through these difficult days.


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