CARSON, Dr. Roland Annan - Passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at his home in London, Ontario surrounded by loving family and caregivers. He was 76. Born on July 22, 1936 in Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana (then-called “Gold Coast“) to Gilbert Stewart Carson and Justina Amuah. Roland attended the Government Boys School in Cape Coast for his primary education and Mfantsipim Secondary School for his secondary education. He worked in Ghana as a teacher for a year after his secondary school. He was awarded a generous scholarship to attend Cambridge University in England where he completed his Undergraduate Degree. He proceeded to Oxford University where he would earn his Medical Degree, specializing in Paediatrics. In 1969, Roland arrived in Montreal aboard the Russian cruise liner Alexander Pushkin: the beginning of a new life in Canada. He was recruited as Chief Resident at the War Memorial Children's Hospital in London, Ontario. After several fruitful years at CPRI, he set up a private practice in London where he worked until September of this year when the severity of his illness forced him to retire. Dr. Carson was a hardworking and dedicated physician who always went beyond the call of duty for his patients. He was committed to providing accessible medical care to everyone and was known for his abilities as a diagnostician, his attention to research and his warmth towards his patients. His commitment and service to the community and the field of medicine will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Roland was an avid reader and enjoyed music. He had a quiet determination and liveliness about him, a loving smile and great sense of humour. He was also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is survived by his wife, Gail (nee Regan), a son, Kofi currently of New York and a daughter, Akua currently of Toronto; sisters - Giftie Hendricks Etwire (Mommy) and Naomi Hendricks Carson (Baaba); brothers - Ishmael Gillie Carson (Johnny) and Alex Carson; predeceased by two brothers Sammy Carson and Gilbert Stewart Carson (Yokwesi). His family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the countless medical and support staff involved in his exemplary care. A special thanks to Dr. Kirk Hamilton and his palliative care team, under CCAC and VON, Dr. Susan Patel and social worker Kathy Murano, Dr. Winquist of the London Regional Cancer Center and the numerous dedicated staff there. His family also extends a thousand thanks to their devoted circle of family and friends who have demonstrated their love and support from both near and far. The beautiful life of Roland Carson will be commemorated on Sunday, December 9th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario. We invite all those touched by him to attend. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Children's Health Foundation or the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 12140685
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A Great doctor who went above and beyond
Posted by Tammy Piron (chilrdren were patients of his) On Friday, January 18, 2013
I know this may come late as I just found out now that he did pass away! My heart fell and so did my children who he helped touch their lives! He will deeply be missed and my daughter and son would not be who they are now without his kind, caring and nurturing ways! Glad to hear he is not suffering anymore! Our prayers are with his family! Good bye for now Dr. Carson and Brianna sends you a chocolate chip cookie one of your favorite! :)
One of the coolest guys I knew growing up
Posted by Sean Gibb (Friend and Neighbour) On Sunday, December 16, 2012
I lived across the street from Dr. Carson as a teenager. I knew mostly through my brother Nathan, who babysat on occasion. Both Dr. Carson and Gail always spoke to me as an adult, and I always enjoyed seeing them. Dr. Carson, thank you for being such a positive relaxed role model for my brother and I when we were growing up. You will be missed. Sean
Posted by Nagy Family (Patients) On Monday, December 10, 2012
Dr. Carson was our Paediatrician for the last 16 years. Our children loved him and listened to him. Our family completely trusted him. He was a brilliant doctor and was there to help at all times. We will always remember his kindness and compassion. Our sincere sympathies to his whole family.
We Are Sorry For Your Loss
Posted by Jacqueline Fraser (Son, Jason Ng was a patient) On Sunday, December 9, 2012
My son, Jason, met Dr. Carson on January 12th - the day he was born almost 18 years ago, and Dr. Carson has been a good influence in his life since.
It was with great sadness that both Jason and I read of Dr. Carson's passing. London has lost a great doctor - he was kind, caring, concerned - a tribute to his profession.
Please know that Dr. Carson will remain in our thoughts and prayers and that he was an awesome person to know!
Carson family, we are very sorry for your loss.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Helen & Barry Gibb (Friends) On Thursday, December 6, 2012
Gail, Akua and Kofi, our thoughts are with you as we remember Roland. We will always remember his compassion,kindness and generosity. He was a good neighbour and kind friend to us and our children. He left a profound impact on all of us and we mourn his passing.