Jeanette "Pat" Patricia Carter

July 21, 1932December 26, 2018
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With great sadness, her family announces that Pat passed away peacefully at home with family on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the age of 86.

Loving wife of Joe, together for 55 years. Loving mother of Dan Howlett (Patty), Peter Howlett (Eleanor Thompson Howlett), the Late Lorna Kerr and Patti Carter. Loving grandmother to Julie Moore (Sean), Lorne Howlett (Melissa Reindl), Jason Howlett (Courtney) and Paige Fleetwood (Kyle Johnson) and proud great grandmother to Katelyn, Hailey and Ryelyn Howlett and Grayson and Riley Moore. Pat will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Eileen Monkhouse (Hal), nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is also predeceased by her mother Olive Johnson and her brother Tom Johnson (Doreen).

Pat will be missed and remembered for the many contributions that she has made to the equestrian community. Her many accomplishments include the American Quarter Horse Lifetime Achievement Award, Ontario Quarter Horse Assoc. Hall of Fame in 1998, multiple AQHA Champions and an AQHA World Champion, WHAO Judge, Hamilton Mounted Police Unit Coach, OEF Icon Award recipient, and many other equine actives, offices and honours too numerous to name.

Visitation will take place at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Sunday, December 30th from 6 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service to celebrate her life will take place in the T. Little Chapel on Monday, December 31, 2018 at noon. Burial at Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the AQHA Professional Horseman Crisis Fund ( be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2018

Jeanette "Pat" Patricia Carter

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Grant Ehrhardt

January 2, 2019

Warm greetings and sincere condolences to all of Pat's family from Grant and Laine Ehrhardt of Lion's Head, Ontario. I spent the first 6 years of my life at the same farmhouse where Pat and Eileen began their lives, with grandma and grandpa Ehrhardt and my mother (Merle) and father (Bill). I was not close enough to their age to have many memories of times with Pat but I recall that it was a very humble and challenging start for everyone of us 'kids'. When my father died in 1954, I have a clear memory of Pat and Eileen consoling me at the funeral.
My best memories of Pat were when she got her first horse..... I believe the name was Whinnie. Her love of horses and the equestrian world seemed to be the passion that directed her life from that time on, although I fondly remember her first marriage and her 3 wonderful children, Dan, Peter and Lorna. She lived a successful life and it's quite evident her equine career has spread her passion to many of those next generations who were lucky enough to spend time with her. I'm glad I got to meet many of you when Aunt Olive passed.
I regret not being able to visit for the service but wish everyone continued happy memories.
The video tribute was wonderful, thanks.
Love and best wishes, from Grant and Laine Ehrhardt

Donna Williamson

December 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss 💔
Donna Williamson

John & Patti Bridge

December 30, 2018

John has many memories of Pat starting at a young age, she has touched many young people with her knowledge & love of horses, she will be fondly remembered all the best John and Patti Bridge

Effie and Ray Keller

December 30, 2018

Sorry to hear of Pat's passing,she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Keith Malone

December 30, 2018

I met Pat 3yrs ago when I joined the mounted patrol unit and have been fortunate enough to receive coaching from her during this time.

The knowledge she shared and the time she gave to me and the entire unit is truly appreciated. She made me a much stronger, and safer, rider which I and my whole family appreciate.

Of all the lessons I received from Pat, my favourites were when I was injured and could just stand and listen and learn. She was a wealth of knowledge and could dish out some hilarity without missing a beat. I know I will miss her presence around the barn but I take comfort in knowing she will always be a part of my riding.

My condolences go out to the whole family and everyone who is missing Pat today.

Jackie Masters

December 30, 2018

Offering my most heartfelt condolences to the Carter family.

I only met Pat just over a year ago but will never forget her. She was so generous with her time and shared her heart and passion for horses with me even though I was a complete stranger to her. Her eyes seemed to sparkle when she talked about her family, faith and of course all things horse related.
Her dedication to teaching and relentless devotion to unselfishly share her strengths with others touched my soul. Lessons provided, not only made me a better rider but a better person.
Thank you so very much Pat❣️
I know you will watch over us as you enjoy your own riding once again in heaven.
May you rest in peace.

Jackie Masters

Ginette Gauthier Franks

December 30, 2018

My sinceres condolences Joe, Patty and family . Pat will be missed, such a great Lady.

Blair and Judi Woodley

December 30, 2018

Joe, Patti and Paige,. We are so very sorry to here of your loss.
Pat will continue to ride with us all as her lessons will never be forgotten.
Sending love and strength at this most difficult time...
Blair and Judi

Sue Koerfer

December 29, 2018

Pat Carter was one of those people you meet in life, and can never forget. Her passion for horses is legendary. Her work habits are those we wish all our children would have. I knew Pat when I was a Competitor/trainer and had the privilege of staying at Carters Training Center when we were “on the road”. The generous hospitality provided by the Carters stays in my mind and I can still recall the view from the house porch.
I then had the pleasure of working with Pat as the Master Course Conductor (Western) representing Ontario with Equine Canada for many years.
Rest gently and sweetly my friend, your horses are eagerly waiting for you......
Sue K

Philip Paroian

December 29, 2018

Patti and Joe; I'm so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was truly one of my favorite people ever and I think of her all the time. Right now, I'm looking at my poinsettia and remembering visiting your farm for some lessons one summer and Pat pointing out a bush and telling me that was the poinsettia I'd sent her over the holidays. I've never known anyone who could keep those alive more than two weeks, but Pat had kept it alive all winter and successfully transplanted it outside in the spring! I'm convinced Pat had a special gift with all living things - horses, plants, people - like no one else. So sorry that I live on the west coast now and can't be there for her memorial but my thoughts are with you.

With heartfelt affection,