Do not stand at my grave and weep.I am not there.I do not sleep.I am the thousand winds that blow.I am the diamond glints on snow.I am the sunlight on ripened grain.I am the gentle autumn rain.Do not stand at my grave and cry.I am not there.I did not die.
  • 78 years old
  • Born on February 11, 1935 in Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on December 30, 2013 in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Carson, 78, born on February 11, 1935 and passed away on December 30, 2013. We will remember him forever. 

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Posted by Gerry Quinn on 12th February 2019
I remember you often John throughout the year. Your picture pops up regularly on my computer. And I am sad that you are not around to be an active part of our lives and the lives of our grandchildren and your grandchildren, Cara and Aran. They are growing and developing well to be part of your legacy to this world. You would be immensely proud of them. Rest in peace John. Gerry Quinn.
Posted by John Quinn on 12th February 2019
Happy Birthday JC! We were all at a horse event over the weekend and spent a while remembering you. We all miss you lots and would love to hear you requesting a cuppa... gone but not forgotten.
Posted by Alastair Carson on 11th February 2019
Happy 84!...we all miss you, especially the small ones. We will be having coffee and cake for you at the weekend.
Posted by Alastair Carson on 30th December 2018
Skye and I were thinking about you today, we are going for coffee and cake tomorrow...
Posted by John Quinn on 31st December 2018
We had a great chat about John last night in the car - kids have fond memories. Aran remembers you tickling him.
Posted by Skye Carson on 21st August 2018
To grandad I miss you lots and think about you all the time love lots skye xxxxxx
Posted by John Quinn on 11th February 2018
Missing you as much as ever John! We talk and think about you often.
Posted by Alastair Carson on 11th February 2018
83...quite an age, happy Birthday say hello! xx
Posted by Jacqueline Quinn on 11th February 2018
Hi Dad We think of you often, and laugh at things you thought funny, it’s a great way for the kids to remember you. Miss you daily especially on this special one Love always Jacqueline xx
Posted by Gerry Quinn on 30th December 2017
You are one of those people John whose memory does not fade but rather brings a good feeling and a warm smile to my face. Thanks for that. Gerry.
Posted by Alastair Carson on 30th December 2017
Dad............miss you now more than ever..xx Al
Posted by Patricia Quinn on 15th February 2017
At a resort because he had knee trouble and couldnt ski he insisted on carrying my heavy skis to and from the slopes! I really appreciated his thoughfulness ......always a gentleman...missed all who knew him.
Posted by Alastair Carson on 11th February 2017
Happy Birthday.................................x
Posted by Gerry Quinn on 11th February 2017
It's always good to bring you to mind John. Because all my memories of you give a lift to my day. May you rest in Peace.
Posted by Nicola Prosser on 11th February 2017
Remembering a lovely gentleman and sending much love to you, Jacquie, John and all the family. Nicola and the boys xxx
Posted by Alastair Carson on 30th December 2016
Dad We all miss you here and your wise words.....x Al
Posted by Gerry Quinn on 30th December 2016
We all miss you John. We remember you and recall your name many times in conversations throughout the year. We send our sympathy and love to your daughter Jacquie and son All. Gerry & Pat Quinn.
Posted by John Quinn on 11th February 2016
Missing you as ever today JR!
Posted by Jacqueline Quinn on 30th December 2015
We have missed your company for 2 years now, you are always in our thoughts Dad, all our love Jacquie and the Quinnies xx
Posted by Alastair Carson on 11th February 2015
Happy Birthday Dad..........................................
Posted by John Quinn on 11th February 2015
Missing you as ever JR! We will be planting a tree each year on our birthday - This year it's a citrus tree to remind us of your sharp whit!
Posted by Jacqueline Quinn on 11th February 2015
Always in our thoughts Dad, we celebrated for you today....Happy Birthday xxxxx
Posted by Gerry Quinn on 11th February 2015
I think about him often. I find it hard to believe that I will not again enjoy the chats I had with him on the phone. I would call him, for no particular reason other than that he came into my mind. I was always glad that I did. Gerry Quinn.
Posted by Mike Obrien on 31st December 2014
The last year has flown by. John was a great friend who by his warmth of character affected all. I was privileged to know him, and life without his infectious humour,advice,and ever willing offers of help , is a poorer place. Rest well old buddy.
Posted by Cahir Woods on 31st December 2014
The extended Woods family wish to send a message of condolence to Jackie John and family on this first anniversary of John Carson
Posted by Jacqueline Quinn on 30th December 2014
Really nice to look through the pictures and appreciate those special moments. We have missed you a whole lot this year, Cara and Aran often talk about you - you are always in our thoughts and hearts. Love Jacqueline, John, Cara and Aran
Posted by Keith McGibbon on 30th December 2014
One year already - unbelievable how fast that's gone. We missed your calli Xmas card this year - the world's a duller place without you, John.
Posted by John Quinn on 10th January 2014
G.HAYES & FAMILY WROTE: I was so sorry to hear your sad news.I have many fond memories of our time together with John and my husband Rich and I will always remember John as a friend as well as a colleague of my husband.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Posted by John Quinn on 10th January 2014
JOHN GREEN & FAMILY WROTE: So sorry to hear the sad news.Our thoughts are with you all.
Posted by John Quinn on 10th January 2014
PAMELA CHAPMAN WROTE: I was so sorry to hear about your father. He would often stop and pick me up when I was waiting at the bus stop, so we then had a chat whilst he took me into Maidenhead. Carolyn, Julie and Anne send their regards.
Posted by Gerry Quinn on 9th January 2014
In my memory J R will always fit the image of the essential Englishman. He stood for all that was decent, respectable, honourable, and he expected the same in return from all others. In his later years he would have felt let down and betrayed by the pillars of society. The leadership of the country, the Banks, the Judiciary, the Church. He could be scathing in his criticism, his disappointment and his humour directed at the establishment. Things were just not the way he would like them to be, or the way they used to be. But his humour shone through and he was always good company. He enjoyed a game of golf. He came to Ireland to visit us when our son John and his daughter Jacqui decided to get married. I think he came to check us out. He and I went for a game of Golf at a small Club near Newry. J R had all the gear; golf shoes, grey slacks, bright yellow sweater, the glove and a well stocked bag of clubs. He cut a fine image. He looked every bit the part. He teed up, hit the ball hard, first time..... But hooked it to the right where there was a small outcrop of rock just lying in wait. I can still hear the crack as his ball hit the rock. We had to duck as the ball came screaming back at us, over our heads and landed about 3 feet from the hole on the 18th behind us. JR uttered his usual expletive, reserved for such occasions....."CHRIST" He observed the scene, checked that there weren't too many people around. Then he calmly picked up his putter, walked over to the 18th green, holed the ball, announced that was about enough for today and suggested we head for home. We will all miss J R. I know that Jac and Al and all his grandchildren will deeply miss him in their own individual ways. He loved them all dearly. He had so much more to give. JR has left the stage of life too soon. Much, Much, Too Soon. Gerry Quinn.
Posted by Don Campbell on 7th January 2014
Jacqueline, Geraldine and I were sad to hear of your father's death. Its always difficult to fill the gap that's left but I know you have fine memories of him.
Posted by John Quinn on 7th January 2014
GERRY GRANT WROTE: May I forward my condolences to all the family for your loss. I met John through the Golf Circle. He had a great sense of humour and was easy to talk to from day one. His glass was always "half full" - as long as it was red wine of course! We had a lot of good golf breaks and overseas holidays. On one such holiday - in Tunisia - he decided to follow us girls and go parascending. As soon as his feet left the ground he decided he didn't like it but by then it was too late. He also hadn't got his hearing aid in so couldn't hear the instructions being given on when to pull the ropes to come down. Consequently he didn't descend at the right time and came down in the sea rather than the beach - fully clothed. He didn't want to admit this to the other guys in the group so we suggested we just walk around until he dried off and no one would know otherwise. However, as soon as we got back, he said "I've just been parascending and got dumped in the sea!" Our numerous golf circle memories will live with us all. Regards Gerry Grant
Posted by John Quinn on 7th January 2014
TINA WROTE: Whilst I felt I had to be on my best behaviour when I was with John, he always welcomed me into his home and nothing was ever too much trouble for him to help you out. He entertained me with the stories of his travels. The relationship he had with J and A was so special and a bond many don’t have with their parents. I often wished I could have that bond. He will be missed terribly by the whole family and I can’t imagine the loss you are all feeling. Love Tina
Posted by John Quinn on 7th January 2014
NICOLA ORFORD WROTE: We were very sad to hear that your dad had passed away. He always seemed such a gentle and wise man and I know you must be feeling an enormous loss. Thank you for letting us know about the funeral on 14th January. I will of course be thinking of you during this difficult time and if you would like to talk, please give me a call. As you know I have very happy memories of our time on Derwent Drive and I will always remember your dad with fondness. We send all our love to you, John and the children and please pass our condolences on to Alistair and his family. Nicola, Neil, Joe and Harry xxxx
Posted by Janine Connor on 6th January 2014
Jacquie, Al and family, It was a pleasure to have known John over the last 17 years, he will be missed by us all. "Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near." All our love Janine, Giles, Alex and Grace xx
Posted by Neville Stockden on 5th January 2014
Knowing John since he first joined BEA in the 60's I can honestly say that it was a privilige to work alongside him, earlier in Rome and later in Vienna, as an OSE and as a good friend. Always ready for a laugh I can remember the occasion at LHR when he heard about his Bahrain posting he asked, "what on earth are they doing by sending me to the Middle-East with the colour of my sensitive skin?" God bless you John - we miss you.
Posted by John Quinn on 3rd January 2014
Marilyn wrote: John taught me to dance when I was 16 at the boys club. Happy days. I shall miss him as you all... Marilyn
Posted by Patricia Quinn on 3rd January 2014
We have lost one of natures gentlemen. Many a time I was aware of his kindness and thoughtfulness. His gallantry and respectfulness were in evidence...opening doors and pulling out dining chairs...a dying art that he carried out with aplomb. While learning to ski in the Dolmites he acquired a knee injury and had to cease lessons, but insisted on carrying my skis back to the Chalet.! I always felt special in his company. John, gone but not forgotten. We all have our memories that will help to fill the gap caused by your death. RIP. Pat Quinn
Posted by Mavis Beauchamp on 3rd January 2014
John you will always be remembered for your humour, golf and friendship. YOu will be surely missed.
Posted by Sheila Bibi on 2nd January 2014
Jacquie John and family We are so sorry to hear of your loss, I remember him well . Sheila Alex Stephanie
Posted by Keith McGibbon on 2nd January 2014
Dear Alastair, Jacquie, John and Natalie, Your dad John was one of the Good Old Boys and was always the most enjoyable of company. We had been meaning for some time to visit him and it's very sad to know that the chance will never come again. May he rest in peace, and our deepest sympathies are with you all. Keith & Wadsana
Posted by Tony Berry on 2nd January 2014
John was an active member and firm supporter of Hennex Golf Society. He will always be remembered by the ladies as a true gentleman and by all of us as a man with strong principles coupled with a wicked sense of humour. Doubtless he will be golfing on God's wide and verdant fairways before too long. Good luck John will be missed. Hennex Golf Society
Posted by Kim Thompson on 2nd January 2014
So sorry for your loss Jaq and Johnie and family xxx big hugs
Posted by Brenda Mawby on 1st January 2014
John has been a callagraphic friend for many years - a grumpy friend, but good company ! Always ready with an acerbic quip which often had me laughing for days. He has had a long, hard struggle - time to give in and escape more anguish. Fondly remembered.
Posted by Marlene Hill on 1st January 2014
John has been a very good friend for many years and we enjoyed his "grumpy dry wit " especially about ladies that should be in the kitchen not on the golf course messing around in the bunkers holding up play !!! He will be sadly missed .Norman and Marlene
Posted by Joanie Mc Shane on 1st January 2014
Jim and I extend our deepest sympathy to you Jacqui and your brother on the death of your beloved dad. May he rest in peace. Joanie
Posted by Cahir Woods on 1st January 2014
we the Woods Family Omagh would like to convey our condolences to John Jackie and children on the death of John a fine father and grandfather May he rest in peace
Posted by Catherine Peters on 31st December 2013
RIP John, we will miss you in Desert Palm. x
Posted by Emma McNally on 31st December 2013
RIP John. It was always fun when the Quinns and Carsons got together. So many good memories. JR always made me laugh with his stories of the POW golfing ladies. We're thinking of you all during this sad time in your lives. Love you lots. Emma, Dermot, Conor, Ronan and Tom.

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