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Mervyn Lorne Carter

June 25, 1937 - June 20, 2022

Passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 23 years, Joan, by his side at Extendicare, London on Monday, June 20, 2022.

At age 21, he proudly joined the London Police Services and retired after 31 years as Constable. During the last 10 years of his career, Merv taught child safety in the school system and he is still greatly respected by former students. He was an active member of the Colborne Street United Church.

Merv was predeceased by his parents Clareena Fleming and Tom Carter; as well as his first wife Mary, the mother of his children. Devoted father of Timothy (Karen), late Randy (Jennifer), Glenn (Heather) and Daniel (Joanna), all of London. Caring stepfather to Philip and Michael (Carole) Bernardo. He cherished his grandchildren: Denise, Russell, Cameron, Derek, Liam, Tristan and Cooper; and great-grandchildren: Connor and Dominic.

A special thanks to his coffee club friends at Cherryhill Mall, his Friday night dinner group, church friends, as well as many other friends for their years of friendship.

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral chapel on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. where a Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m.

The family requests that all guests attending remain masked for the duration of the services.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Merv are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Dear Joan I am sorry to learn of Merv's passing. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, that twinkle in his eyes and his service to the City of London, especially his work with the children of London. My parents Lou and Mary Jane Rivard share their condolences.

~ Sandra Bartlett

A donation has been made to London Regional Cancer Program.

~ Jim and Elaine Tomlinson

So sorry for your loss Joan. There is a very good chance Ken and Merv are together again, entertaining as they both loved to do.

~ Nancy Abell

A donation has been made to London Regional Cancer Program.

~ Carole Trudell

Merv always had a twinkle in his eye and and a friendly hello! His wit and genuine kindness was truly appreciated to a new police officer. Merv was ahead of his time when it came being approachable and kind to any officer that crossed his path. I really appreciated his friendship, humour, and of course the bar tab that was a mystery each time. RIP Brother.

~ Judie Webb-Pilgrim

Like many others I became aware of Constable Carter through my school aged children and, some forty years ago I served with Merv on a City of London Community Service Committee and also came to know him through mutual friends. Merv Carter was unique. In my lifetime I have met no one who could connect with children and adults alike with such humour and sincerity and honesty. We won't see his like again. In their grief over their loss, I hope his family is comforted by all that he stood for.

~ Jim Coleman

Thoughts and prayers are with you Joan and family,Merv will be remembered by lots of school kids who remember "Bobby Crosswalk!!! I also remember him rom my days at LPS.

~ Joan Turner

I worked with Merv Carter for many years. Enjoyed working with him. Was always happy and a great memory for jokes. May he Rest In Peace.

~ Linda J. Johnson

Merv was one of the good ones. He always had a joke or witty remark and it was truly a privilege to work with and know him. My condolences to his wife and family. Rest in peace Merv.

~ Thomas Gaffney

Could tell so many stories, not sure where to start. What a gem of a man and a true honour to know. I will genuinely miss you Merv.

~ Gary and Julie Bezaire

I worked with Merv when we were both members of the London Police Service. His gregarious personality and his mischievous shenanigans often made what was sometimes a stressful day a little brighter. You always knew when Merv was in the room.

~ Bill Caldwell

A true gentleman and a great guy. Merv touched alot of people during his life all in a positive way. He will be remembered by so many.

~ Dale and Dianne Whitelaw

... thinking of you, and sending Sincerest condolences to you and family.

~ Don & Joan Dawson

Our deepest condolences to all the Carter boys and their families. May You rest in peace Merv Carter

~ Richard and Krystyna Madinger

Dear Joan and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of Merv. I’ll be thinking of you over the next weeks and months. Patty Bogdanski

~ Patty Bogdanski

So sorry to hear of your passing my friend. Always been like a second father to me. Rip Merv, you will be missed 💔

~ Leslie DeVos (Lewis)

Services for Mervyn Lorne Carter

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

June 29, 2022 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

June 30, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Celebration of Life will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

June 30, 2022 11:00 am

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