|Posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM|
Emily Carter has passed away. She and her husband, Herb have been longtime Flemish Giant breeders, known particularly for their outstanding Blacks and Blues. Together, over the years, they have won almost every award for their excellence in in the Flemish world, including the prestigious Master Breeder award. Emily battled cancer long and hard, and didn't allow it to keep her down. Even in the roughest of times, she always managed to come to the shows to see her friends and show their animals. She was a staple at the writers table, and supported the Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Association 100 percent.
Lynn Waters Bolyard
MY DEAR FRIEND, EMILY CARTER, PASSED AWAY, YESTERDAY. I AM SO GLAD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME WITH HER AT THE NATIONALS IN APRIL.
I MISS HER, ALREADY. WE SPENT MANY HOURS OVER THE YEARS SHARING CONFIDENCES AND FEELINGS, TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES AND LAUGHING AT THE GOOFY THINGS WE DID. THEY AND TRONES CAME FOR MANY YEARS TO OUR HOME FOR OUR TWO FLEMISH SHOWS. IN LATER YEARS EMILY DID OUR SHOW REPORTS ON HER COMPUTER. BOB AND I MADE TRIPS TO THEIR HOME, AND WE ENJOYED VISITING, LAUGHING UNTIL OUR SIDES HURT AND GETTING TO KNOW THEIR FAMILY. WE ATTENDED MANY SHOWS AND CONVENTIONS TOGETHER AND I HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF OUR TIME WITH THEM.
I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE LOST A SISTER AS WELL AS A BEST FRIEND. I AM HAPPY SHE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING, BUT DEAR FRIEND I MISS YOU SO MUCH.
Kathy Chapin : I was taken by sadness as soon as I learned the news last night. But then I thought about how long she'd been ill and what a fight she'd gone through. All the pain and suffering has been taken away now, so for that I am glad. BUT without a doubt she'll be solely missed, by so many.
I'll never forget a few years back, at Convention, she and Herb gave me one of their blue bucks. I was so honored and surprised, I asked why would you want to do this? And she said that they'd heard how dedicated to the blues I had become. That they had worked for many years on their blue herd and that soon they wouldn't be here any longer. They wanted to be sure that their line carried on afterward and this was one way of doing that. I promised them, I'd do my best. It just seems like yesterday now.
RIP ~ Ms Emily Carter. We all love you so!!
South Mountain Rabbitry: Lynn, we will miss her dearly, and we're thinking about Herb here in the east. Always loved talking to Em at Cortland, both at Harold's old place and the new venue at the fairgrounds. I was sad all last night.
Ginger Walters: I am so heartbroken to hear this. She sold me my first pairs of flemish when I was 13.
Robert Bomia: A long time Breeder of Flemish Giants from PA., Emily Carter passed away this am.. Emily was a Senior Member of the Eastern States Flemish Club, and National Flemish Federation. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our condolences to Herb her husband, and family.... May God be with them in this time of need.. Barb Trone said there will not be any services.
Regards, Bob Bomia
And many breeders and friends lifted their glass in tribute to this wonderful woman. We wish her well in eternity, and we keep Herb and the family in our thoughts and prayers. As per Emily's wishes, there were no services.
Our Dear Friend, Emily
How do you really say what you feel? What are you thinking? What is in
your heart? Well, here goes! We only hope Emily is looking down on us
and hears what we want to say.
We have known Nick and Emily Carter for twenty to twenty-five years.
We were not always close friends but became close right about the time
Emily was diagnosed with cancer. We have never known anyone who had
a brighter out-look on life than she did. Even through all her hard-ships and
suffering you never heard Emily complain. If there was a show in Cortland,
New York, she always was determined that she and Nick would make the trip.
She also made a point of coming to York for our local show in March each
year. There were always donations of food items for each show. Nick would
make several dishes and no matter how bad Emily felt she would always bake
for these shows. There were also numerous visits from Nick and Emily to our
home. She enjoyed coming to our home for a visit and to go out to lunch.
Emily also enjoyed going out to dinner with a group a rabbit breeders.Although
she could not eat much she always ordered as though nothing was the matter
with her appetite. Emily was alwayswilling to do her part at any show she went to.
If she was not writing at the judge's table she was preparing the show reports
Every summer Emily would make endless jars of jelly. There was a great varietyof
flavors. She made this for her family and the endless line of people that shewould
see. There was always a nice tote bag full of jars of jelly to be handedout for her
friends and acquaintances.
Many people, including ourselves, knew Emily as an experienced and dedicated
rabbit breeder. We would also like to remember her for her greatpersonality,
kindness, and concern for others.
We love you Emily and will always think of you.
John and Barbara Trone