October 15, 1931 - November 9, 2023
Carol peacefully departed from this world on November 9, 2023. Born in Siemens, Saskatchewan, on October 15, 1931, she was one of 12 beloved siblings.
In 1952, she embarked on a new chapter in Vancouver, where fate introduced her to Arnold Graff, the love of her life. Their union in 1953 marked the beginning of a beautiful journey that saw them relocate to Abbotsford in 1965.
Carol was not just a wife but a devoted mother to Greg (Cary), Janice Gear (George), Michelle Schmidt (Brian) and Darlene Campbell (Darren). The legacy of her love lives on through her grandchildren: Kevin (Katie), Jamie, Connor Gear (Courtney), Brandon Gear, Jordan Bremner (Danielle) and Dawson Bremner (Ashley).
The joy expanded with great-grandchildren Lexie, Naleah, and Millie, who brought laughter and warmth to her later years.
Carol's life was a testament to strength, resilience, and the enduring bonds of family. In 2011, she faced the loss of her beloved Arnold, yet she continued to be a pillar of support for her family.
She is survived by her sisters Martha, Lydia, Trudy, Elaine, brother Richard and a host of extended family and friends. Additionally, she is survived by her dear devoted childhood friend Dorothy McKillican, whose long-lasting friendship brought many cherished memories and lots of laughter throughout the years.
Carol's legacy is not only in the memories shared by those who knew her but also in the family tree she nurtured and the love that continues to blossom within it.
May she rest in eternal peace.