Benjamin ‘Langton’ Sweet Carr
Benjamin “Langton” Sweet Carr of Morrisburg passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 12, 2006 at Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault. He was 86.
He was born on April 9, 1920 in Winchester to the late Langton Benjamin “Ben” Carr and the late Mabel Sweet. He was the loving father of Judith Johnson of Bradford, NH, Peter of Whitehorse, YK, David of Morrisburg, Charles, and Laurie, both of Toronto. He was the dear grandfather of Amber, Amy, Changa “Shawn”, Ben, Julia, Naomi, Dylan, and great-grandfather of Jeynaba and Sahjo. He is survived by his former spouse Elma Youngs of Toronto. He is also survived by step-children, Christine (Brian) Baldwin, Ricki (Elaine) Froats, and Gary (Connie) Froats; step-grandchildren Stephanie, Dennis, Mark, Barry, and Wayne; step-great-grandchildren, Randy, Kurt, Cole, Ethan, Brody, and Brett; by sister-in-law Colleen Carr; nieces Janet (Brian) McKay, and Linda (Richard) Brown. He was predeceased by his long time companion Bea Froats, son John, brother John, and niece Debby Carr.
His father “Ben” came from Commanda, near Parry Sound. He was an engineer who came to this area in the early 1900s to help with construction of Highway 31. He met Mabel Sweet, the only daughter of Aaron and Mary Sweet, the owners of a successful general store in Winchester. Aaron Sweet was also a one-time conservative Member of Parliament for the region.
“Langton” received a bachelor degree at the University of Guelph Agricultural College. He learned his manners from his mother and they stood him in good stead his whole life. His love and competence at all outdoor sports and recreations he got from his father, and his politics from his grandfather. He was a retired accounting clerk and worked for 24 years at CIL/Dupont.
Like many in Morrisburg, he loved the river, and it was a greatloss to him when he could no longer climb into a boat. He was very happy living in his home “The Ship’s Mate” and hoped to die there as his mother had done. One sensed when he left his home at the end of last year that he would not want to live too long away from this beloved place. He died peacefully in his sleep at Woodland Villa and the family are grateful for the loving care he received while living there.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg on April 18. The memorial service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on April 19 with Rev. Jean Udall officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.