Carson, John David

Carson, John David

February 2nd, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John David Carson on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 64. John died suddenly at Victoria Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Born April 20th, 1953 in Chapleau, Ontario, John was predeceased by his parents Carmel Leona Carson and John Alfred Carson. Loving husband of Susan. Brother of Donnie (Colleen), Dennis (Anne), and Brian (Sandra). Loving father to Lindsay, Sarah (Nicole), Andrew (Jenny), Kym and Jeff. Cherished Grandfather (‘Grumpy’) to Ronin, Kurtis, Henley, Mabel, Murphy, and Ruby. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. John served on the London City Police Force for 32 years. He also proudly served for the Canadian Army Reserves for 7 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion they provided. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Woodhull Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in John’s name to the London Humane Society.

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Carolyn and Marty HarrisOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sue
Judie and Pete PilgrimSue and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. This was such sad news. John was a great guy and will be missed. We are spending the winter down south and can not be at the service to honour his life. We will be thinking of you. Pete and Judie
Lorna Foran(Casson)On behalf of my mom Shirley Casson we would like to send our condolences to you and your family..My dad hunted with Mr. Carson and knew Don..Again our deepest sympathy from The Casson Family...
Jane and Steve WalkerThinking of you Sue, and your family. Wishing you warm memories to comfort you at this sad time. Hugs to you.
Michelle InchSusan and family: Sincere condolences to all...you are in our thoughts and prayers.. Michelle and Andy Inch and family...
Sean HardingA great soldier and a fantastic cop. You will be missed.
Mark DwyerSue and family. Alison and I send our condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Helen White So sorry for your Family’s loss!!Sending my deepest condolences
Tom GaffneyOn behalf of my family I wish to express by condolences to John's family. John was a great police officer, a natural leader, and a good humored friend who always had something witty to say. His loss is a shock to those of us who were lucky enough to have known and worked with him. Take comfort in the great memories that you have.
Barb KellyI worked with John at the Ontario Police College....very few people understood his sense of humour.....I was one of the lucky ones.......wind at your back John, you will be walking in good company. God bless you Sue in the days to come, may god hold you in the palm of his hand.
Dorathy CochraneI'm so sorry for your loss Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dorathy
Fred KnightTo Dennis and Family, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother John. My condolences and sympathies go out to you all. Fred Knight 5839 OPP retired
Patti and Gord ThorneGord and I are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of John. Our most sincere condolences to you and both your families. We enjoyed our many dinners together and the stories and laughter we shared. John was a vibrant and caring individual and the love you both shared was so evident each time we were together. We love you Susie and will see you as soon as we get home in April.
Victoria & Jamie GosneyTo Andy and Family, We are very saddened to hear of your loss.
Sharon & Ken RichardsI can't imagine what you are going through, Sue but we are thinking about you and your family and share in your loss. John will always be special as he was such a caring man , humorous and full of so much love. He will be missed by all of us who shared time with him volunteering at the Legion. Love Sharon & Ken
CATHY AND BRENT ANDERSON"SHIPS OF WOOD, MEN OF STEEL"...ONE OF THE FIRST COMMENTS I REMEMBER FROM CONSTABLE JOHN CARSON WHEN I JOINED THE LONDON CITY POLICE (# 1 PLATOON) IN 1979....SPIT POLISHED BOOTS AND A UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOUR AND TRUE COMMITMENT TO HIS FAMILY AND THE POLICING PROFESSION...YOU WILL BE MISSED MY FRIEND....CHEERS BA
Joan and Ric AtchisonSusan and family - We were very sorry to hear about the passing of John. I had the honour of working with John on some of our historical displays at the London Police Service. John was very proud of our uniforms and he ensured that they were displayed with honour. We shared a common bond with John since we both also served in the military (full time regular CAF). Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, Joan & Ric
Jude and John KowalczykSue and family. We are saddened by your loss. Sue, John was a great guy and you were wonderful together. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter BradshawEllen and I send our prayers your way Sue. Having read BA's comments I always remember John referring to us as men of steel. His amazing sense of humour followed those comments. That always reminded us of our commitment to our profession. He will be missed.
Bill CaldwellOld friends are the best friends and we have just lost one in John. Those of us who came up through the job together share a special bond that is instantly rekindled and can never be diminished by time. Good Bye old friend. All our lives are richer for having known you.
Rick, Pam, Colton & JaxOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sue. We were all blessed to know John and to share so many good times with you both. His wit, sarcasm and laughter were priceless and the stories will live on forever. "Mr Carson" was a both a great friend and a big brother to us all. I will spend my days trying to follow the many life examples that he lived. We will see you soon. Love you always
Barb and Gerry NewtonOur thoughts are with you and your family, Sue. Try to dwell on the many good memories you have to remember.
John Weiler"Sergeant Carson" was my instructor at OPC when I was a recruit. He was a true gentleman and an outstanding role model. I always tried to emulate him and strived to be as good a police officer as he was. He made you want to be better every day. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I know it's cliché to say, but the world really is a lesser place without him. Rest in peace Sarg. Life's work well done.
Hugh McLeod and familyWe miss our friend John. Our soul felt condolences to Sue, John's kids, Grumpy's grandchildren, his brothers and his pooches. I first knew John as a 13 year old, thorn in the side of his brother Dennis and me, cool 18 year old teenagers. Over time I've watched John grow to be a father, professional and true Canadian. The red ensign lives through John! I remember a weekend of fishing at "Uncle Harold's Cottage" that shall stay there Brian. Two Ocean's forever. Love you, Hugh, Jenny and family.
Pat MooreMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sandra ArmstrongI had the distinct pleasure of having had Sgt John CARSON as my supervisor, early in my career. He was tough but always fair in my dealing with him and it was sincerely appreciated. He would almost melodically recite aloud, "Wouldn't it be sweet, to walk a beat, on 61 beat". Many would have remembered him for these words in an endearing way. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy,
Paul Hebert, Acting Director, Ontario Police CollegeOn behalf of the Ontario Police College (OPC) I want to offer our deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. During his service Sgt. Carson had the opportunity to be seconded to OPC and, as mentioned by OPC Instructor John Weiler (comments above), he had a positive impact on thousands of police recruits during his tenure at the College. OPC is grateful and honoured for having Sgt. Carson as part of our seconded officer alumni. God bless! Paul Hebert, Acting Director Ontario Police College
Kristin Fitzelle and FamilySue... We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Margaret Kempster & Sheena Kempster MonckOur thoughts are with you
Liz SerpaSue, I was so sorry to hear about John's passing. My sincere condolences to you and to all of John's family.
Rick& RibeiroLorraine MartinVery sorry to hear about your dad passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Larry & Bonnie McKayDennis and Don sorry to hear about the loss of your brother John our thoughts are with you at this difficult time Larry [retired O.P.P.] & Bonnie Mckay
Larry & Bonnie McKayDennis and Don sorry to hear about the loss of your brother John our thoughts are with you at this difficult time Larry [retired O.P.P.] & Bonnie Mckay
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