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Walter R. Carter (1896-1964)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, April 16, 1964

Pacific Milk Label Designer Dies Here, 1964

    One of the few Master Painters in Canada, Walter R. Carter, died in Whitehorse on April 9 after a long illness.

    Mr. Carter came to the Yukon in 1951 to paint signs for the Civic Centre Ball Park. He went to work for the RCAF Paint Shop the same year and was promoted to foreman.

    Prior to coming to the Yukon Mr. Carter was a foreman painter in Vancouver for 27 years with the F. V. M. P. A. He designed the label on the Pacific milk-can which is still in use today.

    During World War I, he served with the Canadian Army in the first field ambulance. Mr. Carter is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. Milne, in Victoria.

    The Pacific Milk label created for the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association (F.V.M.P.A.) by Walter R. Carter.

Pacific Milk label designer by Walter R. Carter