Carole Ann Gutrath (born Bigg)

25 octobre 19438 novembre 2020

Born: October 25th, 1943 in London, England Died: November 8th, 2020 (77 years old) in Saint-Lambert, Quebec at Serenity Gardens Residence, 840 Avenue Notre Dame

Predeceased by: Brother - Michael, Father - Basil Andrew Bigg, Mother - Irene Sones Bigg, Nephew - Colin Bigg, Friends - Doug Henderson and Rosemary Campbell

Survived by: Son - Donald Gutrath, Daughter-in-law - Alison Gutrath and Grandson - Lucas Gutrath (Vancouver)

Daughter - Pamela Gutrath (Victoria)

Daughter - Karen Gutrath, Son-in-law: Dominik Bauset and grandkids - Kailyn Bauset and Deven Bauset (Saint-Lambert)

Sister - Pam Cunningham (Victoria) and Niece - Michelle Jonah Bigg and her family (Nanaimo)

Dear friends - Christine Humphries (England) and family, Gary Blagborne (Vancouver) and family, Sylvia Barraclough (Spain) and family, Marie Warner and family (Saanich)

Caregivers - Christiane Quenneville and her family, Roxanne Leader, staff and residents of Serenity Gardens

Some favourite quotes:

“Memories are like threads of gold; they never tarnish and they never grow old”

A photo album is “a reminder of where we have been and of people who have touched our lives.”

“Romance allows me to find the happy ending, to modify reality just enough to give it hope.”

Please follow her Facebook Page at: Carole Gutrath

We will be sharing her memories and photos. It will be a place you can share your stories and condolences. We can visit her page to remember her and celebrate her life.

Thank you to everyone that has touched her life over the years.

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Christiane quenneville

20 novembre , 2020

my sweet friend..you have left me heart broken..day by day i shall get stronger..we have had lots of pleasant times with you..your smile shall always stay with me...its hard but you no longer suffer..i hold the memories we had close to my heart... love always

Janina Edgar

17 novembre , 2020

My deepest condolences go out to family members and friends of Carol during this poignant time.

I never forgot the thoughtful generosity Carol showed me when I was a teenager.

I was already close friends with her daughter Pam at the time, who must have told her mum about my love of fashion and design - a love that Carol also shared. One day, Carol kindly gifted me a finely tailored ladies suit jacket that she no longer wore. As a young teen, this jacket was the nicest item of tailored clothing that I possessed, and it added a touch of elegance and sophistication to my edgy style at the time. I remembered it with such clarity, a fine black wool crepe with bemberg lining.

Later on, I ended up pursuing my studies in Fashion Design. At my commencement fashion show, I remember Carol’s presence along with Pam and feeling so grateful for their show of support.

I will remember Carol as a woman of unassuming elegance and style, and a devoted and loving mother to you all.

Pamela Cunningham

13 novembre , 2020

As an immigrant family we boarded the Aquitania in Feb. 1948 sailing to our new home land - Canada. Carole was dressed in her lovely new dress. We lived in White Rock before moving to Vancouver Island. Carole attended several schools; one in Bamberton, another in Cobble Hill, then Cowichan High in Duncan. She was always creative & an artist thru & thru. Fashion was her biggest passion. She made her mark in many areas. She loved to dream about what she would be in this world. Carole & I shared many exciting & fun experiences. Life in our new country was not easy. So we made our own fun. With no relative in Canada, family was small-our parents, brother Michael & me . Carole always dreamed of returning to England. At a very young age after high school graduation, she boarded another ship & returned to England. She loved it and Blossomed. She worked for Madam Vernier, Princess Alexandra's milliner & Fashion Ikon -of New York - Tahari Her letters home were reminiscent of E Type Jags & handsome men, Ballroom Dancing, travels to Europe +++Cruising & more. She became a very sophisticated & a beautiful young woman. Again, she dreamed more dreams & one of marrying & a family. She boarded another ship returning to Canada in the 60's. What an experience. My sister finally came home to Vancouver. She enjoyed her new life once again. Her dream of having a family began with marrying & becoming a Mum to Donald, then Pamela G. & Karen. Carole & her family shared many Christmas's with lots of laughs & family times. Some of her dreams came true with her children, parents, brother & sister, lovely meals & magical Christmases - Father Christmas & animals, lovely decorations & Beautiful dresses As time passed she renovated houses & condos, bought & sold several properties & did very well. Not all her dreams came true.
Her health failed her but she Praised The Lord and passed into Heaven, into the arms of her Lord.
See you in Heaven my beloved Carole.