In memory of Franc Carter, 1968-2022

By Travers Carter

Franc was diagnosed with stage 4 Colorectal cancer in mid 2021.  Approximately 15,000 new cases of Colorectal cancer were diagnosed in Australian in 2021, representing around 10% of all new cancer diagnoses in 2021 in Australia, with slightly more than 5,000 deaths in Australia 2021 alone.

Sadly, despite some success in his initial treatment, Franc passed away as a result of his cancer on June 24th 2022, slightly over one year after his diagnosis.

In his memory, we would like to encourage you to donate to the to the Garvin Institute, in the hopes that their research can improve the chances for survival, and quality of life for people affected by all types of cancer in the future.

Thank You,
Franc's Family.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Travers Carter


C Lee

Franc and I used to be good mates, but we drifted apart over the years as friends do sometimes. It's shocking and surreal to have found out he was so sick. I'm sorry we lost touch, and distraught that we never had the chance to reconnect. He was a deep thinker and a good-hearted man (despite his attempts to pretend otherwise sometimes, in the case of the latter). I'll miss him.


Camilla Ip & Danny Yee

Franc was a kind, generous, inquisitive, and intelligent soul, loved by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be sorely missed.


Lewis Daniels

Though I'd fallen out of contact with Franc over the past few years, his enthusiasm and aptitude left an indelible impression upon me.


Chris Mendes

Franc will be missed - he's left a legacy in so many places and he will be fondly remembered by many people. I valued the gift he was to me very much and miss him so much.


Kate Durward

I’ve not met you Travers, but if you are half the man that Franc was it’s my loss.


Ralph Davis






Daniel Austin

You were generous with your time and knowledge and that made work a better place. I'll miss you Franc.


Peter Fletcher

I haven't seen Franc for ages, but I always admired him for his wisdom and deep thinking.





I am so sorry to hear of Francs passing. We had so many and varied discussions - I will miss him a great deal.




Kim Ramsay

Fare well on the next stage of your journey Franc and Godspeed.



Franc will be missed and it's an absolute privilege to have known him.


Kate May

Miss you Franc. You’re left a big hole in many peoples hearts.





To me Franc was a friendly, clever and kind-hearted guy with a surprising amount of determinism and strength. I hope that everyone can remember the great times that they had together with know that Franc is now at peace.




Mark Quan

You will be greatly missed Franc.




Chi Nguyen

Franc was a wonderful person - very smart, very funny and very kind. I will always remember with a big smile the great time I had working with Franc. He will be sorely missed.



Dear Franc the trouble with trying to establish your image as a grumpy bugger was that we all saw you as warm, generous of mind and spirit, deep thinking, with a mischievous sense of humour and a contagious laugh. It was a privilege to know you.