April 03, 1939 – July 4, 2020
at the age of 81 years
It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Jim Carter. Jim is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 59 years, Elaine. He is also survived by his daughter, Brenda (Kipp) and son, Jim (Andy), sister Diane, and extended family.
Dad had a zest for life. A love of animals, motorcycles and the outdoors fed his passion for adventure and his mechanical ability fuelled his enthusiasm for restoring vintage motorcycles. A stint in the hospital for 4 years, when he was a young boy, only made him more determined to chase his dreams of riding. He went on to compete in road racing and dirt flat tracking, at race tracks in Canada and the US.
Jim and Elaine started an excavating company in Port Coquitlam and shortly after the company and the family moved to the North Shuswap where Dad and Mom spent 46 wonderful years. Many people will remember Jim from Gem gravel, and his shiny red Mack dump truck.
After suffering a stroke, the hard decision was made to leave the house and property, he built with Elaine, and move to Salmon Arm in the fall of 2018. Dad was always determined and sported a smile upon his face no matter what. He was fun loving with an infectious laugh and will be missed greatly by many people.
No service is offered by Dad’s wishes. In lieu of any offerings we ask that a donation be made to the Salmon Arm branch of the BCSPCA.