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Obituary of Mr. K. R. Carter (by G. H. Bunyan)

Mr. Kemp Ridley Carter (66) died early yesterday morning at the Seaman’s Ward, Public Hospital, Georgetown. The funeral procession will leave his home at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, at 2 o’clock this afternoon for the Catholic Church at Buxton, where a funeral service will be held prior to interment in the village cemetery.

Early on the morning of Thursday, January 27, Dr. J. E. Ramdeholl was summoned to his bedside at Buxton where he lay suffering from a seizure of apopleky which had attack him during Wednesday night. Finding on examination his condition to be very alarming, the doctor ordered his immediate removal to the Public Hospital, Georgetown. He was promptly taken to the hospital by the Hospital Ambulance accompanied by his son and one of his daughters, where despite medical attention he remained in an unconscious state all Thursday, passing away early Friday morning.

Mr. Carter was born 66 years ago at Buxton Village to the Late Robert Roger Carter, a revered son of the village and carpenter foreman at Pln. Annandale. He was educated at Old Niles’s Private School and Friendship Wesleyan School, and from school he served his apprenticeship as a dispenser at Cane Grove Estate Hospital, Dispenser Ridley being then in charge. He afterwards qualified as a Chemist and Druggist and succeeded Mr. Ridley when he died. Years afterward he became a certified dentist and had a very extensive practice in this line. When he left Cane Grove he established a drug business at Buxton which he conducted successfully to the day before his fatal illness.

Mr. Kemp Carter served for years as Secretary of the Sick-nurses’ and Dispensers’ Association and as President of the Buxton and Friendship Burial and Benevolent (Tiperary) Society. His death is regretted by all. He has left to mourn his passing his loving wife Gertrude Beatrice (Gertie), his daughters, Mrs. Rosie Carter Lampkin, Mrs. Elma de Freitas, Mrs. Nina Wilson, Mrs. Beatrice Brathwaite (in, England), and his son John Carter (Barrister-at-Law), besides several grandchildren and near relatives.

Source: Daily Chronicle – Saturday, January 29, 1949: Page 5.


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