Carter, Gilbert Blair

Born on March 6th, 1930 and schooled in Liverpool and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He and his widowed father immigrated to Canada shortly after the war ended. After coming west to live with relatives they later moved to the Yukon. Gil later moved on to work in mining camps in Saskatchewan. Gil served with the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry in Korea. He spent some time in a hospital in Japan. After returning home and finding more work in mining, Gil finally settled in Yellowknife, NWT. It was there he met Lorna and married her in her home town of St. Catharines, Ontario, January of 1960.

Early on Gil showed an artistic talent with many treasured pieces still remaining at home today. Gil served the B.C. Sheep Industry in several ways: as president of the B.C. Purebred Sheep Breeder’s Association; Marketer for the BCSF in its early days; Director of the BCSF for years, first representing the BCPSBA , and later, the Okanagan Sheep Producers.

Gil completed a fond dream when he published his book, “Sheep in British Columbia’s Past” and was very pleased with the positive response from readers.

Surviving Gil are his loving wife, Lorna, sister Josephine, (her daughters Jeanie and Ana Maria), nieces Dianne, Daphne (England), Lori Ann, Kathy and Spring (Canada.)

Gil’s life will be celebrated at the Alternatives® Funeral and Cremation Services (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong) on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 1:30pm.

He will be forever lovingly remembered and missed.

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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