Honourable George E. Carter

01-Aug-1921 - 07-Jun-2018

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In Loving Memory...


Peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family at home in Etobicoke, at the age of 96. Reunited with the love of his life, his Beloved Wife Kay. Loving Father of Linda (Tom), Evan (Ann), Jacquie (Michael) and Ralph (Holly). Treasured Grandfather of Jessica, Micah, Emily, Annie, Kathleen and Andre. Great-Grandfather of Aina and Caring Brother of Doris. He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends. In 1944, the B.A recipient, from Trinity College, University of Toronto, served active duty with the Canadian Infantry Corps before returning to pursue his dream of a legal career in civilian life. George Carter graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1948 and was Canada’s first native-born Black judge, serving for 16 years on the Ontario Provincial Court and later, appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice. A member of The Committee for the Adoption of Coloured Youngsters. A founding member of The National Black Coalition of Canada; past President of Toronto Negro Business and Professional Association; and a Board member of the Ontario Black History Society. George Carter was also instrumental in the implementation of Legal Aid in Ontario. Judge Carter was a recipient of  the Harry Jerome Lifetime Achievement Award; Osgoode Hall Law School of York University Award For Excellence; and Honorary Life Membership to The Ontario Judges Association. He was honoured by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), and is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Order of Ontario and an Honorary Doctorate from Queen's University. A special thanks to Elaine and Kim for all of their loving care. Memories of him will last in our hearts forever. A Visitation will take place on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 pm at Glendale Funeral Home, 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke. A Funeral Service will begin at 11 am on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the Glendale Chapel. An Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Please make any donations to Ontario Black History Society https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ontario-black-history-society/

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Glendale Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    11-Jun-2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    11-Jun-2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Chapel Service

    Glendale Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    12-Jun-2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Interment

    Beechwood Cemetery

    Event Times:

    12-Jun-2018 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Posted by Lincoln Beauchamp | 12-Jun-2018


Dear Carter Family, George Carter's life was certainly an act of love: family, work, culture, and much more. Though missed by all, his spirit is alive and well continuing to guide and inspire. Beguine, Dooney, and I send all the Carter family our condolences, and the brilliance of love and peace. Ase... Ancestor Brilliance!

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Posted by Ian and Ailie Young | 11-Jun-2018


Our deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss. It was a pleasure to know him for such a short time. Our daughter enjoyed selling Girl Guide cookies to him. My he rest in peace.

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