It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Carol Rose Proft announces her sudden passing on December 4, 2018 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her loving family, husband of 55 years, Harry Proft; 3 children, Lee (Rudy) Sudrich of Calgary, Wes (Nancy) Proft of Edmonton and Natalie (Steve) Carlson of Spruce Grove; 2 grandchildren, Isabelle Proft and Dylan Carlson; 2 sisters, Pearl (Jack) Newman and Judy Brunelle; as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Carol will be forever loved and remembered by all who know her. Take solace in one of her favorite poems.
The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains… For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Barrhead. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Pastor Kevin Ree officiating. Donations gratefully accepted directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.rosegardenchapel.com Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, Alberta 780.674.4644
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- Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2018
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December 13, 2018
My memory of Carol that I would like to share Goes back to 1987. It was at the height of Summer following my first year at NAIT. Wes and I had become friends, but I had not yet met any of his family. Wes invited me to come visit him at His house Near Thunder Lake. Being an avid Cyclist I figured it would be no problem to jump on the bike and ride up to Barrhead from Edmonton.
We didn’t have Google maps back then so I consulted the nearest paper map I could find. By my calculations it would take no more than 4-5 hours, assuming fairly flat terrain. I did get the timing fairly accurate but really underestimated the amount of water I would need. My bike only had two water bottle cages so that’s how much I brought. Did I mention that this was the hottest day of the year? By the time me and my steel 10 speed made it to the gas station at Barrhead I was completely delirious from an overheated brain. I do remember trying to tell the gas station attendant that I was trying to get to the Proft house. Even though my speech was badly slurred, He figured out who I was looking for and called Carol. She came and picked me up and took me back to the house. Carol nursed me back to health as I was one of her own children. Pretty cool since she had never met me before. I’m sure Carol saved my life that day.
The rest of the summer I travelled with Wes to job sites as a welder’s helper. Harry and Carol provided me lodging & treated me like family. My friendship with Wes and his family was cemented. I’m grateful for having known Carol. And grateful to her and Harry for raising a great son who I know will be my friend forever.
December 10, 2018
So sorry Harry, Wes and Natty and your families to hear of our Auntie Ken s passing... Super awesome lady always on the go,and busy....may U know we all send our deepest sympathies ...,Eleonore Loitz and family.
Sharon and Hank Espeseth
December 8, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Carol's sudden passing and we think of you in your loss, Harry and family. Thank you for sharing the lovely poem. I can picture your dear one appreciating this. May God comfort you in your grieving.
December 7, 2018
To Natalie and all your family, my sincerest sympathies go out to all of you with the passing of Carol. We often chatted when she would call you at work And when you lived in Clyde and winter weather was bad she used to call and say don't tell Natalie I called but did she get to work ok? Us Mom's never quit worrying!!
I hope your precious memories will help get you through this very difficult time.