John Charles Carew
CAREW, John Charles – age 102. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Charles on February 23, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, PE.
Born and raised in East Baltic, PE he was a son of the late Fredrick W. and Annie B. (MacDonald) Carew. As a youngster, he picked potatoes, later moving to Halifax where he joined the R.C.A.F. where he served as Sergeant for 25 years. He always had great stamina, loved travel, visitng, sharing stories and was very diligent at doing tasks. He went through several transfers and much travel, all enjoyed with family. After moving to B.C., he worked as a Theatre Projectionist until he felt called to the ministry. He graduated at 71 years old from Western Pentecostal Bible College, becoming a credential holder of P.A.O.C in 1988; and was ordained as Reverend in 1992. He humbly served in Chaplaincy and Ministry in B.C. for 13 years, until his wife Beckie’s failing memory drew them back to N.S., her home province.
Over the next 12 years, he faithfully helped care for Beckie. During that time, he was involved with Evangel Pentecostal Church in Cole Harbour, where he was embraced by all so lovingly. Shortly after his dear wife’s passing, he returned to his beloved island, "My Homeland".
He is survived by his children, George (Susan), Stratford, Dr. Dan (Jacqueline), Whitehorse, Murlane, Halifax; grand-child, Genevieve (Jere) Stack; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Ella Stack, Chantilly, VA; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Margaret E. (William), Ottawa. Besides his parents, John Charles was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Rebecca (Ferguson); sister, Catherine (Kenny) Farrell; brothers, William F. and Matthias.
Many thanks are given to all who helped care for him in his last few years, especially The Geneva Villa Team, Meadow Unit Team and staff at the Beach Grove Nursing Home, and most of all, his care giver and friend, Darlene Lund.
Graveside service to be held on June 6, 2020 at 12 p.m. in Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh, NS with Dale Crawford RDLM officiating. A reception to follow in Cameron Hall, Whycocomagh. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com