Carol Anne Hepburn

19 August, 19472 April, 2021
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Carol passed away at home on April 2, 2021. Incredible mom to Amy Paradine (Philip) and Sara Forbes (John). The most fantastic Grandma to Alexandria, Lucy and Logan. Will be missed and remembered by David and Annie Hepburn, and her siblings Richard, Wendy and Ken. Carol was a special person to many family and friends. Carol meant the world to her family and they will miss her forever.

Anyone who knew Carol knew her kids and grandkids were the centre of her world. Carol, Amy and Sara spent years making memories together and she was always their biggest advocate and cheerleader (even when they both took turns giving her gray hair). Carol was an amazing grandparent; both a true partner in crime and confidant to her grandkids.

She insisted on not “having a fuss” made of her when she passed but really hoped those who knew her would remember her after she was gone by telling stories, hugging family, getting ice cream and finding fun adventures with loved ones. At her request, a small family gathering will be held as soon as possible, where the family will dress in bright colours and reminisce about happy times, of which there are many.

Condolences, fond memories and tributes are appreciated by the family and can be added to through the Courtice Funeral Chapel site. Should you wish to make a donation in honour of Carol, please consider donating to Sick Kids Hospital (Alex and Lucy’s choice) or Jump Start (Logan’s choice). Carol supported both these charities and they meant a lot to her and the family.

Mom will be loved forever and missed even longer.


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Richard & Taline Hepburn

13 April 2021

We are so sorry for your loss Amy, Sara, & family. We were all very saddened when we heard the news that your mom passed away. We'll be remembering Aunt Carol along with you in these difficult times. We hope you feel surrounded by much love as others remember all the good times and experiences they had with Carol. If we can help in any way, please reach out any time.

Love Rich, Taline, Nyrie, & Ara

Cindy Hepburn

10 April 2021

Aunt Carol was an inspiration, she always put her family first and the love she had for family was clear to all. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Her world revolved around you all, and I know you all hold so many wonderful memories. She was a wonderful woman who will be truly missed. Continue to make her proud as she looks down on you all. Sending my condolences to you all

Marg and Alex Ferguson

9 April 2021

We have so many memories of Carol and her two girls, Amy and Sara. Alex had a special bond with Carol as they started their first job in teaching, together. Later we got to know her extended family.
Something that stands out for me is Carol’s sense of humour - always there, throughout !
We miss you, Carol,
love, Alex and Marg

Melissa Redden

9 April 2021

My deepest condolences on the passing of your amazing mother. She was an inspirational person. May your loving memories always stay close to your heart.

With sympathy,

Melissa Redden

Carolyn Mountjoy

8 April 2021

Sara and family

Condolences to you, your sister and family on the passing of your mother. When you lived in our neighbourhood, your mother always had a smile and a wave when we would see each other.

Carolyn & Gary Mountjoy

Meg Ferguson-Tiller

7 April 2021

I often think how fortuitous it was that my parents bought their first home right next door to the Hepburn girls, a twist of fate that led old teaching buddies bond their families together for generations. I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss. Much love to Amy and Sara and your families. Your mom raised two of the most amazing women. I’ll always treasure the memories and will always be grateful to have had such an amazing person in my life.

Love Meg, Steve and Katie

Scott & Nancy Hepburn

7 April 2021

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Sara, Amy and family. We always enjoyed our time together with Carol. Carol had a fantastic sense of humour and was very caring. She was very dedicated to her girls Amy & Sara and was very proud of her grandchildren. She was very fortunate to be so close to them.
Remember all the great memories as they will help you through this difficult time. We will miss Carol and cherish our memories of her.

All our love
Uncle Scott & Aunt Nancy

Kelly and Paul Harrison

7 April 2021

I am very sorry about the loss of Aunt Carol. She was such a funny and caring person. It was obvious in everything she did just how much she loved her kids and grandkids. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Her love of family even extended to watching my youngest play hockey and cheering him on (even when cheering against her home town of Courtice). She had a great sense of humour and I know that it will be carried on by her children and grandchildren (especially Logan!). We are deeply sorry for your loss and know that Carol will live on in the lives of those she touched.

Elaine Tully-Parkin

7 April 2021

I taught with Carol for 5 years at Leslie McFarlane and then as a SERT with her as a Facilitator.
Carol was firstly a proud Mom of Amy and Sara and a wonderful advocate for all kids but especially those with special needs.
Her sense of humour, sincerity and strong ethics are something I will remember forever. Be proud girls of your Mom.....she left her mark.

Karla Torrente-Lepage

7 April 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Carol several times over the past few years. She was always kind and laughed at my jokes. In my books that makes her tops! I know what an important person she was to you all and her lasting impact will be her children and grandchildren. Her spirit will continue to shine through all of you making the world a brighter and kinder place. She was a smart woman. After all, what problem can’t be solved with an ice cream?

Much love and light to you, Sarah, Amy and the whole family. Thinking of you all. xoxo