11:00 am, Monday December 30, 2019
Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home
251 Garafraxa Street
Clinton John Carson
June 30, 1953 - December 26, 2019
CARSON- Clinton Carson passed at his Georgian Heights, Owen Sound home on December 26, 2019, at age 66. He is survived by his sister, Linda Murray of Walters Falls, her sons Jeffery (Andrea) and Stephen, and niece Linda LeGrand. Fondly remembered by great niece Greer, and great nephews Cory, Dominic, and Braden. Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Jean Carson (nee MacLeod), brothers Robert and Wayne Carson, sister Iona LeGrand (Randy), and brother-in-law Wayne Murray.
A Memorial Service will be held at the GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME, Chatsworth, on Monday December 30, at 11:00 am. Chaplain Wanda Goodyear officiating. If desired, donations to Community Living Owen Sound would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com
Clinton's sister, Linda, shares her memories...
My brother Clinton was a loving, caring soul. Clinton gave the best hugs. Clinton enjoyed going for walks and country drives. He liked to gather with his friends for coffee and catch up, and he enjoyed Bingo. He loved watching game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. Clinton loved dogs. Clinton lived at the family home where he was raised until the early 90’s when he moved to Owen Sound. Clinton was a member of the Community Living Community. He lived independently in various group homes including Second Avenue Lodge and Inglewood Villa, where he made and kept many friends, andfinally to Georgian Heights in 2017. Clinton had a real thing for names – his brother in-law whose name was Randy always got ‘Randall’. His nephew Jeff, he lovingly tagged ‘Jeffy’. He was cute that way. - He liked driving through rural areas, remembering his days growing up on the farm, and especially loved his once a week outing with Cindy, when they would go for coffee and a snack. It never took many of these meet-ups for the employees of Tims to learn his name and get a chat out of him each time. Clinton always remembered people’s names and enjoyed music. He regularly attended church service and was an active participant singing all the hymns. He enjoyed celebrating birthdays whether it was with his friends at the residence or family celebrations with us in Walters Falls. - When Clinton visited Walters Falls he enjoyed sitting in the garden with us and touring his old neighbourhood on foot. - Clinton loved his nephews and they always looked out for him.
A tribute from Clinton's nephew, Jeff:
Growing in up in Walters Falls was like being in paradise. All the talk these days is of inclusiveness and equality. Few places actually live up to those values like the falls did in the 80’s. I remember spending a lot of time riding my bike in the village and Clinton and his brother Bob, my uncles, were usually not far behind me. They liked to keep an eye on me. Often I would get a ‘stay off the road Jeffy’ from Clinton when he saw I was riding too close to the road for his comfort. Whenever he would first see me in the day, Clinton would say ‘hey Jeffy old buddy old pal’. He had this thing for hearing something he liked the sound of and repeating it. He would catch a snippet of a TV show and the turn of phrase would be permanently burned into his repertoire. We always knew we were getting too loud and should tone it down when he would say, ‘Ah, for Pete sake’… I remember, as a kid, pouring over Clinton’s shelves of bowling trophies and thinking he must be the Gretzky of local bowling lore, there were too many trophies to count. Having Clinton and Bob with me was like having kids the same age in the crew but they had special powers, adult strength. Eventually I grew up, but Clinton and Bob sort of stayed the same age. I often say Clinton was like an eight or nine year-old, he couldn’t read but definitely had the gift of gab. He wasn’t great with numbers but always wore a watch and could tell time. Clinton was a man on the move, as soon as he got somewhere, he’d be asking what the next move was. We would always have to tell him to relax and enjoy the moment. He liked to be at home. He enjoyed the peace and quiet.