Frederick George Carr, 69, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on March 19, 2021, surrounded by 3 of his favorite people.
Fred was the second son of the late George True and Janice Dunham Carr. Fred, or Rick to his family, grew up in Malone, NY and was a 1969 graduate of Franklin Academy. He was proud of his hometown and would often read The Malone Evening Telegram or ask about what was going on in the Malone area. After high school Fred attended Loyola/Concordia College in Montreal, Quebec where he earned a Business Degree Summa Cum Laude. At Concordia, he was a standout football player, Team Captain and earned All-Canadian status on both offense and defense. His big heart made him an incredible Resident Advisor and his even bigger hands earned many awards for Football. Those same hands provided a handshake you would never forgot. After college Fred moved to Western Canada where he was a field rep for London Life Insurance Company. He was an Insurance Representative by day and a cattle farmer by night. After a successful career with London Life, Fred relocated to Arizona to join forces with his brothers, True and Tim, in the lumber business. Fred was an integral member of Alliance Lumber and was instrumental in its daily operation. Fred was a tireless worker and to him, all work was fun. He was proud of his Alliance Lumber colleagues, loved the relationships he built, and the adventures he took– of which there were many!
Fred had many hobbies, these ranged from gold panning, hunting and fishing to online auctions. He had even more people who brought joy to his life. He loved storytelling over a glass of wine with friends, being race crew to his son Nathan, a business and life advisor to his daughter Jillian and more than anything, Fred, loved getting lost with the love of his life Sally. Fred had an extraordinary ability to make time for everyone and was known for saying “I’ll take care of it”. He was incredibly proud of his kids, was a dotting husband and a loyal friend to many.
Fred will be sorely missed by his wife Sally, his son Nathan Carr (Ann) of Alberta, Canada, his daughter Jillian Carr (Ron) of Alberta, Canada, stepdaughter, Tiffany Melia (Dan) and their son Colton, his brothers: True Carr (Liane), Scottsdale, Arizona, Timothy Carr Queen Creek, Arizona, Reid Carr (Donna) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and John Carr (Mary) of Chateaugay Lake, New York, and one sister Joanne Barnes of Phoenix, Arizona, Aunts: Nancy Carr Downing, of Saratoga Springs, New York, and Mary Dunham Walters of Pineville, North Carolina, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Fred had many close friends all of whom he loved like family. He lived his life for the people he loved, and he fought for his life the same way he lived it: with vigor, stamina, determination and much more.
We want to honor Fred in a way that he would approve and at a time where more people can be together. Due to COVID-19 restrictions no services will be held at this time. At a future date, a celebration of his life well-lived, will be held in Fred’s honor.
In-lieu of flowers the family asks those wishing to honor Fred to consider the following:
The family is grateful for the compassionate care from all of Fred’s caregivers at Barrows Neurological Institute and ask donations be made to support the incredible ICU nurses, Doctors and caretakers. Please select “dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone” and enter Frederick G Carr:
Additionally. farming was one of Fred’s true passions in life. He loved supporting young farmers and the local 4-H Clubs. Alternatively, you can donate to the Alberta 4-H Chapter. Please select Donate to Club and in the dedication, name Alberta 4-H Chapter: