Winchester Press – obit – Benjamin ‘Langton’ Sweet Carr
Benjamin ‘Langton’ Sweet Carr
Benjamin “Langton” Sweet Carr ofMorrisburg passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April12, 2006 at Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault. He was86.
He was born on April 9, 1920 in Winchester to the late LangtonBenjamin “Ben” Carr and the late Mabel Sweet. He wasthe loving father of Judith Johnson of Bradford, NH, Peter ofWhitehorse, YK, David of Morrisburg, Charles, and Laurie, bothof Toronto. He was the dear grandfather of Amber, Amy, Changa”Shawn”, Ben, Julia, Naomi, Dylan, and great-grandfatherof Jeynaba and Sahjo. He is survived by his former spouse ElmaYoungs 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, andBrett; by sister-in-law Colleen Carr; nieces Janet (Brian) McKay,and Linda (Richard) Brown. He was predeceased by his long timecompanion Bea Froats, son John, brother John, and niece DebbyCarr.
His father “Ben” came from Commanda, near Parry Sound.He was an engineer who came to this area in the early 1900s tohelp with construction of Highway 31. He met Mabel Sweet, theonly daughter of Aaron and Mary Sweet, the owners of a successfulgeneral store in Winchester. Aaron Sweet was also a one-time conservativeMember of Parliament for the region.
“Langton” received a bachelor degree at the Universityof Guelph Agricultural College. He learned his manners from hismother and they stood him in good stead his whole life. His loveand competence at all outdoor sports and recreations he got fromhis father, and his politics from his grandfather. He was a retiredaccounting 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 wasvery happy living in his home “The Ship’s Mate” andhoped to die there as his mother had done. One sensed when heleft his home at the end of last year that he would not want tolive too long away from this beloved place. He died peacefullyin his sleep at Woodland Villa and the family are grateful forthe loving care he received while living there.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburgon April 18. The memorial service was held in the chapel of thefuneral home on April 19 with Rev. Jean Udall officiating. Inurnmentwill be held at a later date.