Kenneth CARSON Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Aurora, ON

“Some people come into our lives and quickly leave. Some stay for a while, leave footprints in our hearts, and we’re never the same again.” ~ Flavia Weedn
Kenneth Carson passed away peacefully in Newmarket, Ontario on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the age of 88. Kenneth was born in Toronto (formerly East York) on April 17, 1933, grew up on a farm in King Township, then resided in Newmarket. Kenneth was a loving husband to the late Eldred (2020) and devoted father to Darrell, Blair and Duane (Tania). He was the admired “grandfather” of Miah, whom he affectionately called “sir”. Big brother to Evan, Iris Cheyne, Lorne and Bruce and the late Gail Cannon. Ken will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, Wanda Eveleigh and Judy Ellis, and his brothers-in-law, Verne Eveleigh and LeRoy Ellis. Ken was the uncle of several nieces and nephews, who will have fond memories to cherish. Ken enjoyed working on literally anything – cars – engines – woodworking projects etc. and took great pleasure in making everything work better. He tinkered and enjoyed figuring out how things worked. During his career at Honeywell Inc., Ken was awarded three separate patents for his work designing heating and air conditioning controls. Ken had been actively involved with Special Olympics in the Newmarket community, as a long-term volunteer, and had extensive Special Olympics knowledge and experience, receiving numerous awards. In 2001, Ken received the President’s Award from Special Olympics Ontario for his direct and significant contributions to the development and improvement of Special Olympics programs while exemplifying the spirit, philosophy and goals of ‘Special Olympics. In 2002, Ken Carson received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award from the Governor General for his commitment to the Special Olympics. In 2013 Ken was inducted into the City of Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder for his contribution and significance to the sport. Ken will be sadly missed by his family, friends, the Special Olympics community and everyone he came across. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Peter Anglin and his team at Stronach Regional Cancer Center for their compassion and care for Ken over the past few years, and to the staff at Southlake Regional Health Center for their compassion. and the care they gave Ken. the last two months. Ken fought a tough battle and was steadfast and brilliant throughout. Memorial donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to Special Olympics Ontario – Newmarket and Area. A service for Ken and Eldred Carson will be arranged for a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at for the Carson family.

Published by York Region News on February 3, 2022.