Carol Anne Cordonier
Cordonier, Carol Anne (nee James) - It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the passing of Carol Anne Cordonier, cherished Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend on September 4th 2021 at the age of 71.
Carol was born in Vancouver on January 21st 1950 to Art and Norma James. Early in her life her family moved several times between B.C and Alberta and eventually settled in Kamloops in 1968. Carol worked alongside her parents and brothers in the family business - James International Truck & Tractor Ltd and later, James Western Star Ltd.
Carol married Andy Cordonier on July 29th 1972. Andy and Carol raised their four daughters in the Barnhartvale neighbourhood of Kamloops. Nothing was ever more important to Carol than her family. She was always there for her daughters and grandchildren, whether they needed a ride to dance lessons or just a friendly phone call to catch up. Carol loved gardening and her yard always boasted beautiful flower gardens which included her many rose bushes and a clematis that never bloomed enough. She also loved to travel and in her later years she would always be planning a trip to somewhere warm in the winter or to spend time visiting her precious grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her husband Andy Cordonier of Kamloops, Daughters Karen Nowicki, Kathleen (Dave) Underwood, Laurie (Darryl) Bochard and Dianne (Justin) Kopp. Carol was the proud Grandmother to Avery and Alyssa Nowicki, Conner and Carson Underwood, Sophie and Bridget Bochard, Lucas, Ethan and Spencer Kopp. She also leaves behind her Brothers Don (Eileen) James, Bryan (Kim) James, Rob (Bonnee) James and a long list of nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her parents Art and Norma (nee Gulliver) James.
Nothing will ever replace the love and support Carol gave to everyone close to her. For all of us fortunate enough to have been loved by her, we truly know what it is to be loved unconditionally.
At this time, we regret that we will not be able to hold an open public service.
Carol’s final days were spent peacefully at Kamloops Hospice. We ask that in lieu of flowers a donation to the Kamloops Hospice Association be made in her memory.