Gerald Johnson Carter
1939 - 2023
Gerald Johnson Carter
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday December 6, 2023
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst
Burial Information
Burial Location
Leicester Cemetery
Requested Charity
Leicester Cemetery; Donors Choice
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerald Johnson Carter, age 84, of Amherst, NS.  Gerald passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Gerald was born in Leicester, NS, and was a son of the late Harry and Laura (Bowser) Carter. 

A Millwright with Robb Engineering, Gerald was a former member of the 4122 United Steel Workers.  He was a Belgian Horse enthusiast, hobby farmer and local egg man. Gerald enjoyed attending exhibitions to show horses with his wife, Betty, in addition to plow competitons and tug-of-war in his younger years.  He was a Toronto Blue Jays fan, an avid square dancer, as well as a dedicated and hard working family man.

Gerald is survived by his daughters, Laura (Stewart) Dunnington of Dartmouth, Kathy (Richard) Craib of Brookdale, Sheri Carter of Grand Prairie, Alberta; his son, Mike (Linda) Carter of Amherst; his sisters Marilyn (Howard) Bacon of Leicester and Sandra Blenkhorn of Amherst; his brother Roland of Amherst;  nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, June Carter, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Betty; his sister Pauline Griffiths;  his brothers Leslie, Vernon, and Harold; his brother-in-law, Bob Blenkhorn and his sisters-in-law, Judy, Teresa, and Earleen Carter.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their compassion and care for dad during his stay.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 11 am.

For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Leicester Cemetery or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

Gerald Johnson Carter