Jim Carr Obituary, Death – On Monday, Jim Carr, a Liberal Member of Parliament hailing from Winnipeg and a former cabinet minister, passed away at the age of 71. According to a statement sent by Carr’s family, among his numerous titles, “committed elected official” was one of them. Carr had served as the representative for Winnipeg South Centre since he was first elected in 2015. Between the years 2015 and 2019, Carr served in a variety of government capacities, including as the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister Responsible for Diversifying International Trade. After that, in 2021, he was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the position of special representative for the Prairies in the cabinet.
According to Carr’s family, he has been battling multiple myeloma as well as kidney failure since 2019. Since that time, Carr has undergone treatment with dialysis, as well as chemotherapy and a transplant of bone marrow.
According to the statement, “Over the previous three years, he faced these diseases with bravery and courage with the wonderful support of his employees, colleagues, and loved ones.”
“He was a tireless advocate for his fellow Winnipeggers, Manitobans, and Canadians right up until the very last moment of his incredible life.”
In a tweet, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, lamented the loss of “a valued member” of the Liberal Party while also lamenting the passing of “a committed Parliamentarian.”
“Jim Carr’s enthusiasm, tenacity, integrity, humor, and devotion to the Prairies were second to none – and we’ll miss him greatly,” he said. “Jim Carr’s commitment to the Prairies was second to none.”
Trudeau made his remarks to the media later on Monday evening. He described Carr as an amazing man who was extremely concerned about Canada and dedicated his work to the pursuit of a brighter future for all Canadians.
“He was dedicated to serving people in every region of this country.”
“His legacy will be one of service, one of deliberate leadership, one of a deep and enduring passion for this nation and for its people,” Trudeau said, adding that the former prime minister will leave behind a “genuine commitment” to finding “thoughtful solutions” that would bring people together. “He will be sorely missed by everybody who knew him.”