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April 24, 1956 – January 23, 2012

Dawn Carter, beloved wife of Eric Carter and mother to Ryan Etienne Carter, of Calgary passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 55 years.

Born in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Dawn and her family resided in various parts of the world before immigrating to Calgary in 2003. Dawn was a passionate gardener and homemaker who loved helping people and generously caring for others.

Dawn is survived by her loving husband Eric, her son Ryan Etienne and her brother Ian (Diane) Holloway.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Dawn Carter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Dearest Eric, Etienne & Family

    Our deepest condolences at this time when words fail to describe the loss of this truly
    beautiful person. Dawn will always be remembered as the most special lady we ever knew.
    Our visits together, brief as they were, here in South Africa, we’ll treasure forever.
    Dawn is a shining example to our girls, Melissa and Jenna who warmed to her kindness,
    true loving, sincere spirit, ability to laugh, smile and love everyone unconditionally.
    A humility and sense of calm beyond description. We are honored to have known her
    and say that we had a friend in a million.
    Eric you are a friend for life, and be it that we are thousands of miles apart,
    we’re here for you & Etienne at any time – and unconditionally.
    We pray for your inner strength and support during this time, and are deeply sorry
    we cant be there with you – but our hearts are heavy as our thoughts are with you today
    and every day, as it has been for all this time.

    God bless and keep you all safe and comforted.

    All our love and hugs,
    Basil, Yvonne, Melissa and Jenna
    from across the miles in South Africa

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  2. To Eric and Etiene Carter,

    Our condolences and deepest sympathy on the passing of Dawn Carter, Spouse of Eric Carter and Mother of Ryan Etiene Carter.Your pain is our pain. Dawn will always be in our memory for the kind hearted and friendly nature she possessed. A loss to family, friends and community.

    The Negrao Family

    Boksburg, South Africa

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  3. Barrie and Joyce Barlow :

    Dear Eric and Etienne,
    We are so sorry for your huge loss. Thank you for taking such good care of Dawn over the last number of months. We will always remember Dawn for the fine lady that she was, and for all the love she showered on those that she came in contact with.
    Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Much love
    Barrie and Joyce Barlow

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  4. Ian & Diane Holloway :

    We thank the Lord for the time Dawn was with us.Being her brother/sister-in-law, we will feel her loss forever. She was a kind and giving person and the world will be a lesser place without her. We would like to thank Eric and; Etienne for not only caring for Dawn throughout her long illness but also through out their lives together. We grieve with both of you during this sad time but one day we will all be together with her again.

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  5. Dear Eric, Etiene, Ian and Diane

    So very sorry for your huge loss. Dawn will be dearly missed by all of us. I still have such fond memories of us all playing in the pool in Cason Quarters as children. It is a pitty we are such a long way away but you are all on our thoughts at this difficult time.
    Greg, Ruth, Callum, Megan and Aunty Val.
    Woking, Surrey, UK.

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  6. Valerie Hougen :

    To Eric and Ryan;

    Dawn was such an extraordinary individual; she loved life and found joy in the simplest of things. We will never forget her. Our thoughts are with you.

    Val, Sarah and Alex Hougen

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  7. My deepest sympathies to you both, Eric and Etienne… take care of each other and live well as Dawn would want you to! She was a very kind and unselfish person- we should all be like her. Regards, Diane

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  8. Twila McKay and Richard Bessette :

    Dear Eric and Ryan,

    Our condolences to both of you in this, probably the most difficult, time of your lives. I felt so much richer for knowing Dawn and will miss her terribly too. Her kind, loving, generous demeanor will forever be my favorite memory of Dawn. The love she and I shared for greyhounds and other dogs gave me a sense of “kindred spirit” with her. Our lives were changed for the better for knowing her and in her death, she will be missed but she would want us to pick up and carry on and do that which we do best with the rest of our lives.

    Richard and I are thinking of you and Ryan and want you to know we are here for you if there is ever anything we can do for you.

    Twila and Richard

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  9. Tony, Anna, and Adia Bizios :

    Out sincerest condolences to you Eric and Ryan. Dawn was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many. We deeply cherish the time we have gotten to know her and wish you strength and courage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tony, Anna, an Adia Bizios

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