Carr, Ernie “Lake Walker”
Ernie passed away at his home in Perth, Ontario on Friday March 8th, 2019 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents Annie (Hargreaves) and Ernie Carr, daughter Jacqueline Dixon, brother-in-law Johno (Eileen Johnson) and younger sister Ann (Jimmy) Owen. Ernie was the father to Catherine (Serge) Landry and grandfather to their children Claudette and Hannah of Nova Scotia and Jacqueline’s daughter Catherine of Mississauga, Ontario. He will be missed by his siblings Eileen and Jim, all his extended family and friends.
Ernie’s family was bombed out of home in Liverpool in the 1940’s. He apprenticed as a printer, became a Journeyman/Designer-layout. He was a Paratrooper/Medic in the 1950’s (peacekeeper, British forces RAMC). Ernie immigrated to Canada in 1964, graduated into the Information Technology field in the late 1960’s then graduated as a Professor, teaching in Ryerson University (Continuing Education) while working in the computer field. He also lectured in many other universities and colleges throughout Southern Ontario.
He was hired as a professor by Labrador College, teaching among the Inuit and Innu nations in Northern Labrador in the late 1990’s. He was given the name “Lake Walker” by the native council for the extra work and extra studies given to students outside of the college hours for no charge and allowing their children access to computer games and other games and art.
Any other time outside of work was with children and their families, enhancing their conditions and status in life with as much support and help, also, sports, 12 years running a Church hockey League, several years coaching and refereeing in Whitby Soccer League, several years in Boy’s Brigade and other clubs.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life in the Blair & Son Chapel, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday March 29th, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Ernie, contributions to the Perth Enrichment Programs for Older Adults or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
“Beyond the Sunset, O blissful morning, when with our Saviour Heaven’s begun, Earth’s toiling ended, O glorious dawning, beyond the sunset when day is done. Beyond the sunset, a hand will guide me, to God the Father whom I adore, His glorious presence, His words of welcome, will be my portion on that fair shore.”