In Memory of HUGH JAMES CARR
December 1960 – June 2014
Advocate for safe cycling to school – Parent in the John English community
An ardent supporter of cycling to school, Jim passed away on June 3, 2014, at the age of 53. As a tribute to Jim, members of the Etobicoke South Cycling Committee and Lakeshore Planning Council purchased a bike rack to donate in Jim’s name to the John English Junior Middle School at 95 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke. On a beautiful Saturday morning, October 25, 2014, the bike rack was transported by trailer and bicycle power along with a cycling escort to the School, where an informal ceremony took place celebrating the life of our good friend, Jim Carr. A very special thanks goes to Rob Muru of Long Branch, whose company A-Line Precision Tools very kindly donated and welded the cap holding the Memorial Plaque onto the bike rack.
In remembering Jim, Pamela Gough, local School Trustee and avid supporter of the Bike to School Program wrote: “It was really due to Jim Carr’s efforts that the TDSB has started a Bike to School Day. Jim first introduced me to Safe Routes to School in Etobicoke-Lakeshore and facilitated my understanding of the issues of active transportation. My involvement in developing the Charter for Active Transportation and Bike to School Day at the TDSB was a direct result of that early gesture on Jim’s part.”