Winchester Press – obit – Carl Allen Montgomery
Carl Allen Montgomery
The family of Carl Montgomery would like tothank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, visits, donationsof food, cards, and memoriams in his honour. Special thanks toMarjorie Lapier and Marjorie Veltkemp for their help. These actsof kindness will always be remembered.
– Marie Montgomery and family
Carl Allen Montgomery, a resident of Iroquois, passed away atWinchester District Memorial Hospital on Tues., Oct. 16, 2008after a long and brave struggle. He was 79.
He was born on July 8, 1929 in Mountain Township, near Heckston,the eldest son of Jeremiah and Ella (nee Simzer) Montgomery. Hemarried Margaret Marie Serviss on Sept. 8, 1951 at the IroquoisUnited Church manse. They lived and farmed with his parents fora short time in Hulbert. He enjoyed hunting and fishing withhis father and neighbours, and had a great passion for his colliedogs, selling them throughout Canada and the United States.
In the1950s, he moved his family to Brinston and started employmentwith Ports Canada Grain Elevators, and in 1973 he moved to Prescott.After 34 years of employment (or service) with the Elevators,Carl retired as General Foreman due to health reasons.
His goal in life was to provide for his wife and family. He issurvived by his wife Marie, and children Darlene (Brent), Brian(Thelma), and Diane (Barry). He is also survived by his grandchildrenChad, Liane (Frank), and Leslie (Kelly); his sister Beverley Fader,and brother Dale Montgomery; in-laws, Betty Serviss, Arnold andDoris Serviss, Floyd and Pauline Serviss, Jean and Roger Tupper,Basil Serviss, and Carl and Judy Serviss; and by many nieces andnephews. He was predeceased by two infant sisters.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquoison Sun., Oct. 19. The funeral service was held on Mon., Oct. 20with the Rev. Blair Patterson officiating, followed by intermentat Sprucehaven Cemetery. The pallbearers were Chad Smail, BrentFawcett, Barry Fawcett, Kelly Lascelle, John F. Montgomery, andCharles A. Montgomery. The honourary pallbearers were Eldon Bailey,Brent Lapier, John Horan, and Casey Veltkemp.
Donations may be made to Hulbert-Valley United Church or the OttawaHeart Institute.