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John Patrick Carlson

March 17, 1939 - September 17, 2019


On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, John Patrick Carlson, loving and loved husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away at the age of 80. John was born on March 17, 1939, in Powell River, to Ernest and Lois (née Frankum) Carlson. Serving in the United States Navy between 1958 and 1963, he travelled throughout the South China Sea, the Caribbean, and to ports in the United States. After being discharged he returned to Canada, where he met and married Elizabeth Wightman on February 27, 1965. He became a partner in Realistic Ready-Mix and then in PR Trumix and MacIntosh and Norman Construction. Like his father and grandfather before him, John was a Freemason. John retired in 1995 and to keep busy he and Beth worked to transform their 2.5 acre property into a garden park. Ponds, creeks, bridges, fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, annual flowers and perennials – these became John’s passion. Over the years many couples chose the Carlson’s garden as the location for their wedding photos. For John, few things could compete with the pleasure of firing up a weed eater and going to battle with tall grass. When he wasn’t working in the yard or watching his grandchildren catch frogs or sail over his pond on a zip line, John found time to volunteer with the BOMB Squad building trails and bridges for others to enjoy. John loved music, and he loved to share it with others. Speaker wires stretched between trees all over his property, ensuring that he (and neighbours) could hear Hank Williams and Ian Tyson no matter where he was weeding. John loved his wife Beth dearly. Up until his recently, when declining health prevented him from leaving his house, John visited her at Willingdon Creek Village at least twice daily. He always saw life sparkling in her eyes even if others often couldn’t. John was a kind man, a devoted husband, a nurturing father, a doting grandfather and a loyal friend. He will be remembered for his kindness and integrity. He prided himself on being honest and many have commented on his generosity. John was preceded in death by his son Kerry. His spirit is carried on by his son Keith (Teresa) and daughter Stormy (Jason), his five grandchildren William, Benjamin, Annika, Andrew and Naomi, and his sisters Madeline, Barbara, Norma and Elsie. He is rightly mourned, deeply missed, and his memory will long serve as an inspiration. A deep thank-you to those friends and family who helped care for him so that he could spend his last final days at home.


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From: Carl Gunther
Relation: Friend/ Co Worker

I would like to send my condolences to Johnny’s family at this time of loss. In remembrance of Johnny, I will always remember when we poured concrete back in the /70’s. Johnny and my Dad were partners in Realistic Ready Mix as it was called in those day’s. We enjoyed coffee, laughs and conversation at the plant.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
October 12, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Cranberry Seniors Centre
6792 Cranberry Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3Z4

6792 Cranberry Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3Z4

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