OBITUARY

Carole Anne Statham

12 December, 194513 May, 2020

Carole passed away peacefully on May 13, 2020 at the age of 74 years in the company of her husband and boys. Carole is lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 53 years, Ken; her two sons, Brett (Kara) and their children Tyler and Ella; and Kerry (Susan) and their family Jessica, Owen, Drew, Grayson (Taylor), Emma and great-grandson Emerson; as well as her sister Georgia Watkins and many other extended family members. She was predeceased by her mother, Lorraine (1999) and father, Bill (2012).

Carole was born in Saskatchewan on December 12, 1945 and met the love of her life, Ken, in Melfort. Ken and Carole were married on January 28, 1967 and made the move west to Calgary in 1969 to raise their two boys. In 1999, Carole and Ken fulfilled a dream to get out of the city when they moved to their acreage near Priddis Creek to enjoy the more relaxed setting of the Alberta foothills.

Carole was a selfless and kindhearted woman who always put the needs of others before her own. Family meant everything to her and she was happiest when surrounded by her boys and their families, often just sitting back and watching with a beaming smile as her beloved family interacted around her. An eternal optimist, she always looked for the good in people. Her caring and generous nature touched the lives of so many people far beyond her immediate and extended family, and she will be sadly missed by all the friends she made in Saskatchewan, Calgary and Priddis.

Options for a service are being explored as a result of the need and/or desire for family and friends to travel to celebrate Carole’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Carole’s memory directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Harvey Pockrant

19 June 2020

Our condolences to Ken, Kerry and family and Brett and family. Carole will be remembered by our family as a great and wonderful person who we spent many fun summers with, along with Ken and the boys at Mara Lake.

Bill Marshall

27 May 2020

So sorry to hear of Carole's passing. Deepest sympathy to you Ken and your family

Claire Selebay

25 May 2020

Mr. Statham, Kerry, Brett, and families,

I’ve been trying to write something for days with no luck. Sometimes there really are no words.

The loss of Mrs. Statham (which I shall stubbornly call her forever) is unfathomable. I always felt loved and welcomed and valued around her. It didn’t matter if it was in person, or via a Facebook message, I always knew she cared deeply. She cheered on all of us kids (and our own kids) always, and was the epitome of the word friend to my mom from day one. She cherished her family above everything else, and her kindness and true heart will live on in each one of you. Lots of love.
Always,
Claire (Chinn), Mark, Garrett, and Elyse Selebay xoxo

Marilyn Rust

25 May 2020

Ken, I was saddened to read of Carole’s passing. I always enjoyed her company be it at the curling rink or a company function. My condolences to you and your family.

Alison McGrath

24 May 2020

I was very sad to hear of Carole’s passing. Such a lovely person. She was a treat to see and chat to in the clinic and was such a kind person. I know we will miss seeing her and that losing her will leave a hole in your lives. Fill the hole with memories and love of this fine lady. My deepest condolences to you.

Maureen Mooney

24 May 2020

Dear Kerry and Family,
My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. Carole was a wonderful person and has definitely left us too soon. I will miss her greatly. She was so kind and thoughtful and as you said, always the optimist. I really enjoyed her company and the chats we had while she was in for physio treatments. I learned a lot from her; she touched my heart and she will not be forgotten. Good people like Carole live on forever in our memories. I hope beautiful memories of Carole will comfort you now. I know they do for me.
Kindest regards,
Maureen Mooney

Ellen Johnson

24 May 2020

Dear Ken and family, my sincere condolence and thoughts on the passing of Carole. Was talking with Jean and Don Norcross and they told me. I have many memories of occasions that Garry and I spent laughing and enjoying your company, especially at your surprise birthday party at your Priddis home, sad to say I dont remember how many years ago. Hugs to you all

Lois Salmon

24 May 2020

I am so very sad for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Hal Anderson

24 May 2020

My deepest sympathies, Ken.
I am remembering the early days in Saskatoon. Hang tough.

Greg Cave

23 May 2020

Ken, Brett, Kerry and families
We are saddened to read about Carole's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathies and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Greg, Judy and Randy Cave

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