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James John Carson McQuaker, 92

James John Carson McQuaker passed away on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 at the Emo Health Centre in his 93rd year. He was born on September 5, 1920 in Pattullo Township on the farm his parents, William and Annie McQuaker homesteaded. He attended Pattullo #8 school. He met Iris Corrine Pearson when she came to teach at that school in 1943. They were married in Emo on December 29, 1944.
Carson and Iris settled on the family farm, raising their family. In addition to farming, Carson continued logging, driving truck and school bus, and for several summers he was a road foreman building bridges and doing road construction for the Department of Highways. Carson was community-minded, serving as a municipal councillor, a school board member for Pattullo, a livestock kill evaluator, and a fire warden. He was proud to be a founding member of the Rainy River Cattleman’s Association and continued to participate with the Stratton Sales Barn as long as he was able. To spend time with his family, friends and neighbours, sharing stories and a cup of coffee was the cornerstone of his day. We will all remember how much he enjoyed driving in his pick-up with the farm dog, Shadow.
Carson is survived by his children, Dixie (Wayne Watson), Norman (Jinx Stus), Harold (Shirley), Jim (Susan), Beth (Dennis Brown), Robin (Joanne), Pete (Marlene), Susan (Harold Norlund) and Bud (Donna). He has 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great- great- grandson.He is survived by three sisters-in- law, Dixie Pidlubny, Irene McQuaker, and Donna Pearson. He will be missed by nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours and his faithful companion, Shadow..
Carson was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Iris and two sons, Laurie and David. Preceding him in death were his parents, his siblings, Margaret McLeod, William, Mary Olson, Hazel Morken, Isobel Miles, Norman, Jean and Ron, one granddaughter, Kari, one great granddaughter Miami, and one great-great-grandson, Kellen.
Funeral services were held on Monday July 29th , 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Pattullo Cemetery with interment following and then a luncheon at the Stratton Millennium Hall. Lay pastor Carolyn Kreger officiated. The Pallbearers were Carson’s six sons. The Honourary Pallbearers were Mike Neilson, Roy Jolicouer, Gary Advent, Doug Nielson, Clark Nielson, Alvin Alexander, Bob Brown and Stan Olson. The family would like to thank all the home care providers that attended him over the years. If so desired donations may
be made to the Stratton Sales Barn, the Emo Health Centre or charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com