Nicholas Edward CARSON (7 Dec 1941 - 23 Dec 2017)

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Location
Exeter Crematorium St Peter's Chapel Topsham Road Exeter EX2 6EU
Date
12th Jan 2018
Time
11.30am

In loving memory of Nicholas Edward CARSON who sadly passed away on 23rd December 2017
Beloved Husband of Bronwyn & a loving Dad of Louise & Ben
Funeral service Friday 12th January Exeter Crematorium 11.30am St Peters Chapel
Family flowers only please donations if desired for RNLI (Dartmouth) or The Salvation Army by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD

Winfried Meyer wrote

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

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Winfried Meyer donated £30 in memory of Nicholas

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time.

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Linda Dardis donated £50 in memory of Nicholas

In memory of a lovely man who will be much missed

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Bridget Rattenbury wrote

I was so sad to hear that Nick has passed away. I hope he did not suffer. I have donated £10.00 in loving memory

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Bridget Rattenbury donated £10 in memory of Nicholas

I was so sad to hear of Nicks passing - I hope he didn't suffer. Please put £10 into a donation of your chosen charities

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Martin Riddell wrote

Nick taught me this:
Our paths crossing is not a mistake. Though our Grandmothers could not know which flowers we would pick or which stones would make us stumble, our Creator surely did. Creator knew of the tree that would provide shade and the lake that would wet our hair. Creator knew of the dog that would lick our face.
I am young and do not know many things, but this I know - our paths crossing is not a mistake. It took many wars and much bloodshed so that we might meet. Our Grandmothers and their Grandmothers bore much pain, shed many tears and called to the children in the forest many times so that our paths might cross. Our Grandfathers walked many miles, so many miles. They prayed and dreamed so that we might meet. The turkeys called in the spring and the cows danced on the fall winds so that we might speak. The people pushed on, even though they were cold and hungry, so that we might be together. They knew not who we were, yet they moved forward for our benefit. And the little people did their jobs well. They placed the sticks and stones and feathers where they were supposed to so that we might pick them up, so that we might think and pray and dream.
And now, after many years and many Grandmothers and many wars, we meet. And you ask, “Who are you?” I am your brother. The one that your Grandmother died for and for whom many wars were fought. I am the one led to you by so many sticks, stones and feathers. I am the one who will walk and cry and pray and fight so that they might meet.
And still you ask, “Who are you? You are a stranger to me.” I am the one who was born and raised and brought up by my parents so that our paths might cross. I am the one who learned to fish and hunt and who cried at my sister’s burial so that we might speak. But still you do not recognise me. Perhaps I am wrong. Perhaps they were wrong. Perhaps we should not smile or say hello while passing. Perhaps all those wars and prayers and dreams and tears were not so that we might meet.
But my Grandparents spoke of you and they were honourable people. They would not waste all of those wars and prayers and dreams and tears if we were not meant to meet. They did not know which flowers we would pick or which stones would make us stumble, but they knew our paths would cross. I am young and do not know many things but this I know - our paths crossing is not a mistake.
The stones do not always recognise the water rushing over them, but they know that it is not a mistake. Our paths have crossed for a reason, a reason Creator knows of. We must find out why, and in doing so, ensure that their paths will also cross. This I know.
As a direct result of his teachings, I love my wife, my family (Nick's family)
never - ever - have I had such a lesson!
There are no misteaks!
M

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Martin Riddell wrote

Words could never convey what Nick meant to us all! He was, for me, a guide, mentor, role model, confidante and dear, dear friend. I've missed him for six years, already, since we moved to Australia, but now our paths will not cross, again, in life. Instead, I move forward without him by my side but, rather, in that place he has always occupied, in my heart.
Our thoughts are with Bron, Lou & Ben, as well as his family and friends. We've lost a great man from our lives but let's live on with him in our hearts and reflect him in our kindness to others.
Martin

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Martin Riddell wrote

Words could never convey what Nick meant to us all! He was, for me, a guide, mentor, role model, confidante and dear, dear friend. I've missed him for six years, already, since we moved to Australia, but now our paths will not cross, again, in life. Instead, I move forward without him by my side but, rather, in that place he has always occupied, in my heart.
Our thoughts are with Bron, Lou & Ben, as well as his family and friends. We've lost a great man from our lives but let's live on with him in our hearts and reflect him in our kindness to others.
Martin

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Julie Riddell wrote

Wish we could be there on the day, we will be thinking of you all, I know how tough things are for you all at the moment, But it does get better. Nick was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Xx

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Jose Alcorta donated £50 in memory of Nicholas
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Christian Carson donated £50 in memory of Nicholas

Always in our thoughts! Love Christian and Nikki

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Sam Eaton donated £30 in memory of Nicholas
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Ann Palmer donated £30 in memory of Nicholas

Thinking of you all at this saddest of times.

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