YOUNG, Carole Lee (nee Wright)
Last Saturday, January 31, 2015, the world lost one of the most genuine, caring and inspirational individuals of our time. Carole passed peacefully, with her positivity and cheerful outlook still looking toward a new day.
She leaves her loving family: her best friend, partner and devoted husband of 50 years Barry; and three exceptional children, Brad (Tonya), Scott (Martha), and Allison (Brian). She was devoted Nanny Lee to her five grandchildren: Thomas, Nicholas, Winston, Harry and Bridget. They were always a source of Carole’s constant love and affection.
She also leaves her sister Joanne (Arthur/Bud) of Aurora, and sister-in-law Barbara (Chuck) of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
With nephews Bob and John, and niece Brenda, she shared a special family bond. Their continued respect, admiration, and love were a constant source of motivation for Carole.
Carole’s many, many friends provided welcome fun, fellowship and great times. Love to you all.
A very special thanks to all the caregivers at the Trillium Health Centre whose cheerful and compassionate help made Carole’s journey through adversity as positive as it could be.
Extraordinary thanks to Dr. Michael King who treated Carole for over 30 years. His welcome smile and pat on the back sustained and enlightened Carole beyond belief. He was her hero!
Carole’s wish was for a celebration of life party to be held in warmer weather.
In Carole’s own words, this was her last post:
“In lieu of donations, treat yourself to your favourite bouquet of flowers, put them in a cheery spot, pour yourself a drink, put your feet up, and with a smile on your face, say, ‘Well done!’”
condolences to Barry & the family-I was inspired reading Carol`s tribute & last post-my middle son Marc has ALS-hope our family can find Carole`s courage while embracing life & all it sends our way
Sam & Marsha Havens
carole was a good friend and inspiration. She faced her adversity bravely and with a sense of humor–she embraced her life and brought out the best in her friends and family. We will miss her dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with all her family. Marsha and Sam
Carole was an inspiration. and always a cheery golf partner. She will be missed by me and many of her dear friends. A truly beautiful person.
We lost a truly beautiful person. Her blogs were such an inspiration to all who knew her. Her memory, strength and positivity will remain in our hearts. Prayers for her family!
Well done, indeed, Carole, and all of you who were/are such generous, sweet and encouraging family. She was a fabulous woman and dear friend, and I miss her. But her spirit lives, as long as there be memory, and perhaps her greatest gift is this: when I remember Carole, I smile.
Susan and John
I have lost my first and very dear friend this past week and my heart is full with sadness. Carole and I have shared a bond since we were five years old! Our childhood was filled with so many wonderful laughing moments… those memories will last always.We have all been inspired and blessed to have our beautiful courageous Carole in our lives. We are thinking of you all, dear family.
Carolyn & Blair Booth
We are at a loss for words during this very sad time. Since the late 60â€™s our families have made special memories on JoLee Point. Carole will remain in our hearts and we will never forget her upbeat spirit, kindness and warmth that shone through her pain – a truly courageous and inspirational lady that will be forever missed by our entire family.
Cathie & Ian Bruce, Audrey, Lindsey and Ryan
So great is your loss. But even more are your memories. A remarkable woman in all facets of life. A life ‘Well Done’!!And, as usual, she was thinking of others when she suggested a celebration in warmer weather!
Jo-Lee Point will miss her friendship.
Our thoughts are with you all.
She was a very, very special friend and I will miss her. Although we lived far apart our friendship held through the years. She was a classmate and also the Valedictorian, Wellesely Hospital 1964 many years ago.
We had so many memorable times with our families.
To know her was to love her!