Page: (http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/ : accessed 12 May 2010); entry for birth of ROY BROADHURST CARTER, 1900; citing Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959; Batch number C02304-9 Record group Canada-EASy Film number 2056231 Reference number P186 RN3446.
Page: Section 7, Row: 87, Plot: 20 Find A Grave Memorial# 39338598
Page: accessed 12 Jun 2015), entry for Roy Broadhurst Carter, person ID K4KG-3W2.
Title: 1945 Driver's License
Title: Toronto Old City Hall, 100 Queen Street West; Toronto, ON, Canada
Note: By Glen Carter October 1993: My father Roy attended Jesse Ketchum Public School in Toronto, York County, Ontario Canada and little is known about his activities before his marriage, except that he was an avid sports fisherman. I have several pictures of Roy and friends at their favourite fishing spots at Lake Couchiching near Orillia, Ontario Canada. These pictures are dated in the early 1920's.
In 1924, it appears that he worked for Parker Brother's Dry Cleaning. Five pictures of Roy and his workmates in front of the shop and delivery truck are in my personal archives.
He met my mother Rose when he was working at The Ryerson Press on Queen Street in Toronto. His place of work was across the street from where she lived and he used to stop in at her father's store for fresh fruit at lunch and occasionally have his hair cut at her brother Peter's Barber Shop. She had her own hairdressing shop in the rear.
He worked for the Ryerson Press (a division of the United Church Publishing House as a Mailer and Foreman for twenty five years.
Like his father and other ancestors, he was an excellent piano player. Not only could he read music of all kinds, but could hear a tune on the radio for the first time and within minutes would be playing it as if the music was in front of him.
Gardening was also a talent he seemed to inherit. It seemed that Dad could grow anything including a grapefruit tree from a seed. Quite a feat considering the weather conditions in Toronto. Just like his father though, roses were his favourite and he would spend hours in the back garden nurturing the several bushes and climbers.
He was a very quiet man not given much to idle chatter unless you hit upon a subject he was interested in and then he could go on for hours sharing his knowledge and opinions. I was always amazed at how knowledgeable he was on so many subjects.
His retirement years were spent in his garden and relaxing around the house. When he was in his early 80's he was diagnosed with lung cancer and eventually had to be placed in a nursing home because of failing health.
The most profound moments I ever spent with my father were about six weeks before he died. He was not fully aware of what was wrong with him and us children had been instructed by mother not to tell him how seriously ill he was. I was at the Nursing Home visiting him one day and he asked me what was really the matter with him and that no one would tell him. To me this wasn't right, so as gently and lovingly as possible, I told him that he was dying. The look of relief on his face afterwards will stay with me the rest of my life.
We sat there for two hours and just talked about anything and everything. That day, there was more said about life and each other, than we had said in all my years previously. In that short time, he was not only my father, but became my best friend. We said things to each other that only he and I will ever know.
When mom found out what I had done, she was extremely upset with me and I often wonder if she ever forgave me seeing as dad passed away such a short time after.
He died peacefully with most of the family in attendance at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto where he was admitted after suffering a stroke.
Roy along with his team mates broke the world's record for a three game total for five pin bowling in 1943 in Toronto, Ontario Canada
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