Patrick Evan Carter

 Patrick "Pat" Evan Carter
December 13, 1950 - March 11, 2022

 Born and raised in Woodstock, Pat passed away with his family by his side.

 Loving husband to Helen Carter (White) for 46 years.  He loved to make her laugh, always had a lot to say, supported her ambitions and woke her up every morning with a cup of coffee. Exceptional Father to Amanda and Jennifer.  He taught them to use their brain power playing chess, he was always their number one cheerleader and problem solver, he taught them to love nature, to have a sense of adventure, and to definitely sweat the small things (not a typo).


Previously departed loved ones include parents Rita and Bill Carter, and brothers John and Terry.He is survived by siblings Christine (Bob), and Mike (Wendy). 

Brother-in-law to Mary Jo (Pat), Emily (Larry), Teresa (Richard), Jackie (Gary), and Loretta.  Adoring uncle to all his many nieces and nephews.  

Pat was a successful business owner and operator of Dickie Dee Ice Cream for over 35 years, even though the guy didn't want to work a day in his life. 

He lived out his dream living in the country in Embro, where he spent his time chopping wood, mowing the lawn just so, and enjoying a beer or two. He could make friends anywhere as he had the gift of gab. He was a provider of unsolicited instructions, knower of all things, history buff, animal lover (especially his dogs), master of dad jokes, and liked anything that was free.

Consider yourself lucky if you were on his Christmas card list.

He had many lifelong friends that he enjoyed annoying, playing poker with, or simply calling them up to chat. He loved going for long walks in the woods, kayak trips down the river, and fishing trips.

He will be so very missed. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday April 24, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Woodstock Legion Branch 55, 642 Dundas Street, Woodstock. 

Pat's happy place was in the great outdoors surrounded by trees. In lieu of flowers, consider planting a tree in his honour.


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  • So sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Pat out walking Finn.

    Rob and Kim Dunn
  • Helen , Amanda and Jenny

    My sincere condolences may u find comfort with many memories and photos of such a wonderful husband and father . Love Janice hugs xo

    Janice Egger
  • Pat was a great man to know and be a friend of. He was first and foremost a family man , and a dam good Ice Cream Man also .

    Pat I am sure that you will be missed by a lot of people , Our sincere condolences to your Family and may you RIP .

    You may be gone but you will never be forgotten : John & Erin Coughlan

    John Coughlan
  • Dear Helen, Amanda and Jenny,
    Rob and I were so sad to read of Pat’s passing. I still feel his presence in the backyard, rooting around in your garage, organizing his supplies of ice cream, when the weather turned to warmer days. He introduced me to my love of tequila and I remember going out trick-or-treating with him and the girls on Hallowe’en. Sending our love and hugs to you all.
    Elaine and Rob

    Rob and Elaine Douglas
  • Our sincere sympathy to Pat’s family. Such a great husband, father and friend.
    He will be greatly missed.

    Dr Tam, Sandy, Jennifer
  • Really going to miss you Pat. In the days of greetings upon arrival to your home (before Covid) it was always with a genuine big welcoming smile, a gentle sideways hug, a peck on the cheek and a “How’s my favourite sister in law”? The thing is I often traveled and visited with another sister and you gave them the same sweet greeting with a wink and a nod and say “Oh did you hear that”. When I would call on the phone and you answered you would chat me up with the latest news and eventually say, “Oh you probably didn’t want to talk to me, you wanted to speak to my beautiful Bride”. I always loved you referred to Helen that way. I’m going to miss you Pat, but will forever remember the your welcoming smile. Love, Your Favourite Sister in Law. Jackie ;)

  • Our deepest condolences to your family.

    Helena and Frank Soares
  • Helen, deepest condolences to you and your family. Carla Maranta

    Carla Maranta
  • My deepest sympathies to you Helen and your two girls. From my first memory of meeting him when you were still living with us and attending grade 12 in Forest I must say I was impressed with him. His friendly demeanor and entrepreneurial spirit made a very positive impression on me! He proved my judgement of him as a good guy to be correct!

    Raymond G Piche

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