April 28, 1935 – December 26, 2013
Carol passed away peacefully at the Terrace Hospital, with her daughter Maureen by her side. She was predeceased by her husband and soulmate Chuck, who died June 5, 2013 only one month shy of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Survived by her son Murray and Leah Hurrell, daughter Maureen and Scott Tarrant, sister Arline Lozensky, grandsons Casey and Shilo Tarrant, her precious Great Granddaughter Paisley Rose, and many cherished nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Carol was born and raised in Glidden, Saskatchewan, where she met and married Charles. They lived in Sandgren, Sanctuary and Hazlet in the province of Saskatchewan where they raised their family. Chuck and Carol then lived in Stewart and for the past twenty years, Black Creek.
Above all else, Mom treasured her family most; and we are blessed to have the memory of many happy, fun times with Mom and Dad; camping trips, family feasts, card games and holidays. She considered it nothing to take an afternoon from camping, do three loads of laundry, make some peach jam and a few pies, pop a quick roast dinner in the oven and return back to the campsite that night with all the food, and then be ready to take on everyone in a card game. Anyone who visited Carol’s immaculate house was treated to warm Saskatchewan hospitality, hot coffee, bountiful baking, cooking and much laughter and love.
A fierce competitor with a strong sense of fair play, Carol was an avid curler, and competed in that sport many years, enjoying many a bonspiel. Her loud calls of “Hurry Hard!” could be heard clearly throughout the curling rink. When she no longer played, she was an enthusiastic fan, following all the championships on tv, and was thrilled to attend a Tournament of Hearts Championship with Maureen.
Elevating domestic arts to a masterpiece, Carol worked tirelessly alongside Chuck, turning their garden harvest into preserves, jams, pickles and relishes, many of which won blue ribbons at local fairs. Her enduring commitment to community and strong work ethic made Carol an invaluable member of her volunteer groups, Royal Purple in Saskatchewan, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary in Stewart and the Old Age Pensioners of Black Creek.
Her legacy of love, hard work and devotion will remain as an inspiration to us all.
There is no service by Carol’s request.