Death Notices & Obituaries

William Raymond Carter

CARTER William Raymond (Ray) I.S.O. On 17th February 2018 peacefully at Lyndhurst Residential Home, Goring on Thames. Senior Civil Servant at the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. Much loved husband of Pamela for 65 years, brother, uncle and great uncle. Memorial service at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Goring on Thames, Monday 12th March at 1.00pm. No flowers please but donations to RNLI and Lyndhurst Residential Home in memory of Ray may be made via



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  • Richard Ramptonsays...

    Ray was vital to the establishment of the Farm Management Association, now the Institute of Agricultural Management. I believe he was tasked with assisting its development while a NAAS officer some 50 or more years ago. As such, he became a mentor to a generation of farmers and farm managers who were getting to grips with commercialising and professionalising what had been seen as a way of life. He worked with the industry and academics to inculcate a whole range of new ideas, practices and ways of thinking that have deeply influenced food production ever since. He tirelessly and patiently encouraged the development of FMA and I had the pleasure of chairing the Berkshire branch in the late 80s, of which he was a keen supporter. His quiet influence was enormous and the industry is in his debt.
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