Obituary of Carl Frederick Winchester
Carl Frederick Winchester
November 14, 1944 – October 27, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Carl Winchester announces his passing which occurred at his residence on October 27, 2023, in his 78th year. Born in Saint John, NB, to Emma (Hachey) and George Winchester.
Carl will be profoundly missed by his daughter Carla (Winchester) Bigney (Michael); his siblings Jack Winchester (Peggy), Wayne Winchester (Pat), Ruth Lavoie (Laurence), Bruce Winchester, Willie Winchester (Nicola), Elaine Winchester, and Michael Winchester; his uncle Pat Hachey and his aunts Edna McInnis, Mary Winchester, and Valerie Hachey; his grandchildren Kayla Henry (Bradley), Zachary Bigney, and Katie Bigney; his great-grandchildren Oliver, Asher, and Emery; his step children, and step-grandchildren; his best friends Beaver Hogan and Lewis Morton; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Emma and George Winchester; his wives Karen (Deering) Winchester, and Margaret Totton-Winchester; his daughter Tara Lee Winchester (in infancy); his best friend Robert Harper; as well as four brothers and two sisters.
Carl grew up in the East end of Saint John. He attended St. Vincent’s Boys School. When he was 18 years old his family moved to Phillips Court in the Rifle Range. Carl enjoyed going to the Boys and Girls Club as well as attending dances at St. Pius X Church.
Carl worked the Grain Elevators at the Port until a workplace accident in which he lost his leg at the young age of 19. Later, Carl worked various jobs, including the County Jail as a cook.
Carl didn’t let his disability get in the way of him participating in sports. He enjoyed playing Wheelchair Basketball, even participating at the 1978 Jeux Canada Games in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Carl also enjoyed playing Fastball (1880 Raiders - 1981 Division Champs and Allied Fastball League 1982 Champs). He played with the Oldtimers Softball Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53 (1984 League & Playoff Champions), as well as playing Darts. Carl was a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes P.G.L., and the Elks Club. Carl was an avid Montreal Canadiens (Habs) fan.
Carl loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his companion Sparky.
“Carl, your presence may have left this world, but your spirit will continue to inspire and guide us every day.”
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424). Visitation will take place Friday, November 3rd, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a funeral liturgy to follow in Brenan’s Chapel at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would like to extend an invitation to friends and family to join them for a reception in the Brenan's Reception Room to honour such an incredible life lived.
Donations in memory of Carl would be greatly appreciated to the SPCA, and ONE Change Inc. Online condolences may be shared at www.brenansfh.com
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