Agnes “Pat” Carr

CARR, Agnes “Pat”…

In loving memory of Agnes “Pat” Carr.

Peacefully at the Village of Glendale Crossing, London, with her family by her side, Agnes “Pat” Carr (nee Hilton) passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Carr. Loving mother of Alan, Chris (Maureen), Michael (Sharon) and Sally (Juan). Cherished Grandma of Adam (Rebecca), Katie, Matt and Danika. Adored Nana of Grace, Eden, Connor, and McKenna. Dear sister of Ivy and Jack. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Ivy, her siblings Harry (Jim) and Billy, and her dear companion Terry.

Pat was born in Brighton, England. She and her family immigrated to Canada in 1951, finding their new home in London. Once settled, the Hilton family resided on Regina Street where they had many a spirited party with friends & family full of music with her brother Billy jamming on the drums and her mother Ivy playing her spoons. The singing and laughter could be heard down the street.

Before having her own family, Pat had jobs at Reitmans and was a switchboard operator at Bell and Victoria Hospital making many friends. She would save her money to buy beautiful clothes at Kingsmills and to buy a car. Pat loved bombing around and having adventures in her red Hillman Minx. She especially loved going to the beach at Port Stanley or Grand Bend with Billy and Ivy, sunbathing and having ice cream.

It was through her friend at Bell that Pat met her husband to be. Pat was picking her friend up at a coffee shop known as “Ted’s” and was cajoled into coming in to meet a fellow Brit that was Ken. Ted’s was a popular hang out that was frequented by Air force pilots and officers from around the world. Ken was a Pilot Officer with the RAF and in London to teach navigation techniques at the NATO Induction and Training Centre. He told her on their second date that he would marry her one day and that he did.

Pat contracted polio as a small child but never let it hold her back from doing everything that she wanted to throughout her life. She was a stoic person with remarkable courage, bravery and determination. Her selflessness and caring nature defined her, putting others before herself. She volunteered at IODE Canada, Meals on Wheels, and was an active member in her Post Polio Group through the March of Dimes.

Pat will be remembered as having a fun-loving spirit, generosity, and wicked sense of humour. Many good times were had with friends and neighbours on Cheapside Street. A fabulous hostess and was known for her legendary roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinners.

Pat was a kind and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and mother in-law. The absolute best mother to her brood. She guided with patience and understanding always there but by no means hovering. She shared her advice and wisdom but never interfered. She was open-minded and non-judgemental with an attitude of do whatever makes you happy. She adored her grandchildren and loved playing with them, using her many voices to bring life to their stuffed animals. Pat would often have her family in stiches laughing till their bellies ached on family game nights playing charades and Pictionary.

Pat was beautiful inside and out with a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her. She will always live in our hearts.

Many thanks and much gratitude to those that cared for Pat at The Village of Glendale Crossing.

As per Pat’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations in Pat’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1 or The March of Dimes Canada, 202-885 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1V9.

Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. Our most sincere condolences are extended to you and your family at this immense time of loss.

  2. What a beautiful memorial for your Mum, Sally…..I wish we could all be so loving and full of life, like your Mum was to you and yours. My love goes out to you and sending loving prayers for the loss of a wonderful sweetheart of a lady 🩷🌸

  3. Dear Sal, So sorry to hear about your Mum. Pat was one of my favourite people. I loved talking and listening to Pat. We always laughed a lot when we got together. I an so glad she was part of my life. Love Steph

  4. The Peacock family has many happy memories of the
    Cheapside days when Ted and Geoff were at Ryerson and Central with Mike and Sally. Pat was so kind and always made us feel welcome. And she had a wonderful sense of humour that we all enjoyed. I was sorry to hear that news and will watch for the celebration of life.

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