Carol Mae Canfield

December 1, 1953December 27, 2018
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CANFIELD, Carol Mae, 65, passed away on December 27, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Carol was born on December 1, 1953 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Jasper and Cornelia Quakkelaar. She graduated from Byron Center High School in 1971 and went on to receive her Associates Degree from Aquinas College.

On July 21, 1989 Carol married the love of her life, Thomas Jeffrey Canfield, at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Throughout her working life, Carol enjoyed being a waitress and bartender, but her proudest title was being the best mother and grandmother on the planet.

Carol is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Jeffrey Canfield; daughter, Cristin Winchel; son, Jamison H. (Wendi) Winchel; grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Maya, Bryson, Logan, Mason and Kolson; siblings, Arn (Norma) Quakkelaar. Roger (Char) Quakkelaar and Joyce (Chuck) Stebleton; sister-in-law, Sandy Quakkelaar; and her 16 week old Boston Terrier, Wallace T.

The family invites you to join them for services at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South, 2401 Davie Road, Davie, Florida 33317. A visitation will be held on Saturday. January 12, 2019 from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a service at 2:30 PM and committal to follow immediately after.

Contributions in Carol's memory may be made to BASICS in Milwaukee, 2224 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233 US,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Canfield family.


  • Thomas Jeffrey Canfield, Husband
  • Daughter, Cristin Winchel; Son, Jamison H. (Wendi) Winchel; Grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Maya, Bryson, Logan, Mason and Kolson; Siblings, Arn (Norma) Quakkelaar. Roger (Char) Quakkelaar and Joyce (Chuck) Stebleton; Sister-in-law, Sandy Quakkelaar; and her 16 week old Boston Terrier, Wallace T.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Carol Mae Canfield

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January 14, 2019

Carol and I lived together when our oldest we're just babies. Someone came by asking for donations for Thanksgiving. We gathered what we could and gave it to them. I closed the door and laughed Carol do you know we are the poor folks they are collecting for. Of course she didn't she always saw the good side. I am glad she had a good life! Beautiful children and grandkids to hug each other and remember her with love. She had a beautiful heart. She will be watching over you from a better place now. I still hear her laughter.

Wendi Winchel

January 12, 2019

I am honored to be Carol's daughter-in-law. From the moment I met her, she accepted me into her family and her heart . I couldn't be more blessed then to have known such a beautiful person, inside and out. Today my heart is sad, but I look forward to the day I will see her again.

June Downs

January 11, 2019

I started a previous message but not sure what happened. If this is a repeat I am sorry. Carol always showed love on the few occasions we were able to visit. We witnessed her love to her Washington Grandchildren and her Son Jamison. We shared a tradition on her visits to Washington of going to Olive Garden for dinner with a slice of the Lemon Cake. We will miss her visits and her warm hugs and smile. She has left foot prints in this world and foot prints in our hearts. God has taken home a beautiful Angel that we will all see when Jesus comes again. Sending our love and prayers as you remember all the wonderful memories you have of her. June and Gary Downs

Sally Kikkert

January 11, 2019

Katie Oquist

January 10, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Carol at Z's in the early 90's. We reconnected thru Facebook a few years ago. I am so happy we did. My heart is breaking for all of you . The only comfort is knowing heaven will be a better place because of her. My deepest sympathy.

Sally Kikkert

January 10, 2019

Michael Zandstra

January 10, 2019

Carol and I were a few year apart in high school. We became good friends on Facebook.

I loved her for her sense of humor and her get to the point attitude when she felt passionate about certain things. She was not shy about sharing her opinion but she always did it with grace and kindness. She was an intelligent lady!

I know that she will be deeply missed by her childhood friend Linda Hunter Peterson. There was a genuine love and caring for one another. My heart aces for Linda. Special condolences to Carol’s husband and family. She was a winner!

I am fortunate to have shared some of Carol’s life. I will miss our conversations. Rest in peace fair lady and we will meet on the other side. Rev Zandstra

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

January 10, 2019

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Sally Kikkert

January 2, 2019

Carol lived next door to me and was my first best friend until she moved away after 7th grade. We walked to the same school together and many years were in the same class. We saw each other off and on for quite sometime. Not so much the last 30 years. Her love of life and grabbing every opportunity, great optimism, can do attitude, love of people and music were characteristics we shared and made this friendship one of the most special of my life. One day we baked a cake and got her mom to take us downtown to give it to our favorite disc jockey Bill Holden on WGRD. He gave us a stack of 45's which we played DJ with for hours! My mom wouldn't let me buy records, so when I wanted a special Gary Lewis and the Playboy's song, "She's Just My Style", she kept it at her house for me. We went to our second grade teachers wedding together, and she had a petticoat slip (she always was dressed so pretty) that was starched with sugar water. When she stood up, all the sugar was on the pew! We couldn't stop laughing! For my birthday one year, she gave me my forever favorite book, Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott. I will be forever grateful to God and her sister Joyce for reuniting me with with her during her last days to share a few precious moments and some of those memories and photos. My sympathy to her friends and family during this sad time. We've lost a great one!
Carol, we will see each other next in Heaven, please give our mothers a hug from me! See you soon my dear friend. Sally Kikkert