Hugh Munro CARTER

  • Oct. 23, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Hugh Munro CARTER


Aug. 20, 1918 – Oct. 23, 2014

Hugh passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, BC in his 97th year. His zest for life will be greatly missed. Predeceased by his first wife, Mona (1993). He is survived by children Jan (Christopher), Kim, Buzz, and Lee; grandchildren, Max, Georgia and Laura; wife, Nonie Lyon and daughters Christine and Jennifer; nephews and nieces Doria, John, Hugh, Angie and Todd.

Hugh was born in London, Ontario and raised in Vancouver. After serving in the RCAF, he studied chemical engineering at UBC, and completed post-graduate studies at Dartmouth. His career took him to England for 23 years, from where he traveled the world on business. Back in Canada (Toronto) in 1976, his career flourished. He became President of the Ontario Club in 1987.

Hugh and Nonie retired to Qualicum Beach in 1996. His passion for learning led to volunteering with The Old School House Arts Centre, Malaspina University Elder College, and C.O.P.S. One favourite pursuit was genealogy. He was a member of the Probus Club of Parksville and co-founded the Scrimshankers, a lively intellectual discussion group.

A Celebration of Life will be held in

Hugh’s honour at 2:00 pm on Sunday,

November 16 at Yates Funeral Chapel,

1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville.

Hugh’s irrepressible sparkle

will always remain in our hearts.


To send a condolence to the family please visit


(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ongoing construction at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 4. (Steve Weldon photo)
New stop lights to be installed where Inland Island Highway meets Alberni Highway

Drivers can expect lane closures during constructions hours

Erin Haluschak visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
PQBeat: Erin Haluschak talks missing persons on Vancouver Island, women in media

Podcast: Black Press reporter also talks about importance of women in the media

(The Canadian Press)
Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

‘Canada is at the table to help find a solution’

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his 100th point this season with Leon Draisaitl (29) against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton superstar McDavid hits 100-point mark as Oilers edge Canucks 4-3

NHL scoring leader needs just 53 games to reach century mark

A map showing where the most number of cases were recorded from April 23 to 29. This map, revealing a breakdown of infections by neighborhood, was pulled from a data package leaked to the Vancouver Sun last week (and independently verified).
36 Abbotsford schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures in the last 2 weeks, shattering record

Clearbrook Elementary recorded an ‘exposure’ on all 11 school days

Island Health has confirmed COVID-19 exposures at Ecole des Deux Mondes in Campbell River on May 4 and 5, and at Mill Bay Nature School in Mill Bay on April 28, 29, 30 and May 3. (Metro Creative photo)
Two new COVID-19 school exposures confirmed by Island Health

Health authority contacting anyone exposed at Ecole des Deux Mondes, Mill Bay Nature School

Canada’s chief public health officer is reminding Canadians even those who are fully vaccinated are not immune from transmitting the COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Post-inoculation, Theresa Tam says the risk of asymptomatic infection and transmission is far lower but not obsolete

The dash cam footage, taken May 7 at 8:18 a.m. belonged to the driver of a southbound vehicle that recently travelled out of the tunnel. (Reddit/Screen grab)
VIDEO: Dash cam captures dramatic rollover crash on Highway 99

Only one person sustained injuries from the collision, says B.C. Ambulance Services

Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)
Police officer and fire chief team up in risky rescue of stranded dog near Logan Lake

Chevy, a rescue dog, needed rescuing again after getting stuck on a ledge above rocky canyon

Police were on the scene of a fatal shooting in Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)
B.C. government to give more than $8 million for programs to curb gang violence

221 not-for-profit projects led by local governments and school districts among others will receive a one-time grant

Most Read