Oshawa Funeral Home


John William Carr

September 8, 1930March 21, 2018

CARR, John (Jack) William We lost a great man on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at the age of 87 at Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood, ON. Beloved, doting husband of Dawn Jean Carr (nee Ward) for 67 years, celebrated in January 2018. First hero & cherished father of daughters Kara (Chris), Janice (Paul), son John (Karen) and daughter Nancy (Allan). Youngest son of Edith Maude and John William Carr 1st (deceased), Toronto, ON. Brother of Franklin Walsh (June) from Michigan, USA and pre-deceased Mary Dobbs (Tom), Carl, George and Josephine of Toronto, ON. Loving Grandfather to grandchildren Aaron (Crystal), Sarah and Julianna (Rod), Patrick (Sergio), Caitlin (Darren), and Emilie (Mike) and great-grandchildren Ryan and Zachary, Abel and Benjamin, Jake and Rylee. Beloved uncle to Beth (deceased), Lynn, and Brian (deceased), Donna (deceased) (Steve), Michael (deceased) (Ilona, deceased), Carl Terry (Kathy), Valerie (Dan) and Sharon (Gary), Peter, Valerie (Joe) and Brian (Donna), Paul (Melody) and Leanna, Jason and Vanessa. Lovingly remembered by sister-in laws Janice (Peter, deceased), Judy (Bob, deceased), and Gerry. Retired from General Motors of Canada since 1986, Jack was a quiet man who loved music from every country and era, dancing, woodworking, nature and its deer, birds, foxes, cooking, travel, photography, stained glass, and wine-making. He was a “Jack” of all trades. A man of few words, he would deliver occasional zingers that brought you down with laughter. He loved his family and bride deeply. They spent over 20 years at their home in the woods on Benoir Lake in Harcourt, ON where they shared wonderful times with curling friends and neighbours. Special thank you to all the staff at Pleasant Meadow Manor for their loving care and compassion for our family - you are the best. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, March 26th from 2:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or your charity of choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, March 26, 2018


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Carole Roughley

March 28, 2018

To Dawn and Family

My sincere condolences on Jack’s passing. I met Jack first at my brother Doug’s marriage to Judy, Dawn’s sister and later at General Motors in the North Main Office. I always found Jack with a smile on his face with the most pleasant personality. A life well lived and I’m sure truly missed. I’m sorry I didn’t make the Memorial Service as I just read his Obituary this evening.

Dick & Mary Moses

March 23, 2018

Our sincere sympathy to all the family on Jack's passing. He will be greatly missed by all. You were great neighbours!

Dick & Mary Moses


March 22, 2018

I first met Jack Carr in June of 1964. My mother had died that very day, and I needed a place to go. My first impression was that he looked a lot like Clark Kent. Mr. and Mrs. Carr were quite the couple. With her red hair and big laugh, she reminded me of Carol Burnett. I was twelve then. By the time I was eighteen, Jack had become my de facto father; - and I was calling him Dad. He was the first self-made man I'd ever met...... excelling at most everything he'd put his mind to. Dad was exceptionally smart, talented and likeable. Over the past fifty-one years, there's rarely been a day when I haven't thought of him. He introduced me to more of life's good things than I could ever list here. My memories of him could fill a book. Rest in peace Dad.

See You In Heaven.