Nick Carter’s Obituary
Nicholas William Carter, or Nick as he was known and loved, lived in Evington for 42 years.
Sadly, at 15 Nick was taken ill and ended up in hospital for several months. After a difficult time, he began to recover something of a normal life, attending a training centre and spending six months on a placement scheme at Arbor House in Evington. He really enjoyed his time there and was popular with staff and residents alike. From there he got a job as a porter at the Leicester General, again working with the elderly in a day centre in particular.
Unfortunately, when that job ended, Nick was unable to find work and instead attended a day centre in Wigston over several years.
Nick was a big sports fan. He enjoyed watching snooker and the cricket on Sky. He followed Leicester County Cricket Club from a young age and when he was well enough would regularly go along to matches at Grace Road. He supported the Tigers and of course backed his favourite football team Leicester City. Like many of us, he was delighted at their recent promotion.
26 years ago Nick’s health took another turn for the worse and, after a change of medication, he ended up relying more and more on the love and care of his mum, Pauline. She was his rock and anchor through very challenging days and her home was the safe haven that Nick needed at that time.
Nick suffered a lot but always put a brave face on it. He was a generous and loving brother, son and uncle. He was well known and well liked in the local community. He loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of fun. He also knew his own mind and in the end was very clear about his wishes and was at peace with what was happening to him. He loved his family and will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched.