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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Carol May Cochrane

May 29, 1950January 12, 2020

Carol passed peacefully Sunday night January 12th with her husband Ron by her side. Carol succumbed to the effects of cancer (lymphoma) after a short but brave and courageous fight, supported by her husband, children, siblings and many friends. Carol’s family gives special thanks to the QEII hematology team for their caring and professional interventions on behalf of Carol. They also extend their special thanks for the love and care provide by the staff of the 7A Palliative Care Unit for their many kindnesses during her brief stay there. Finally a special thank you to Chaplain David Maginley for the spiritual care and inspiration he provide to Carol and Ron.

Predeceased by Father - Samuel Fraser , Mother - Lottie Millett (Smith), Baby Brother - Thomas Fraser; Grand Parents - Samuel and Charlotte Fraser, Denzel and Mary Smith.

Leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years Ronald (Ron), two beloved sons Corey (Stacey) and Paul. Beautiful daughter Jillian (Nick) and 4 beautiful grand-children; Caelan, Asher, Aiden and Ellie.

Brothers - Robert (Marge), Barry (Bonnie) both residing in Prince Edward Island; sisters Betty (Gerald), Susan (Russ), Janet (Garry), Kelly (Mike) all residing in Halifax and Brother-in-law Jimmy (Pam) residing in Salisbury NB. Also Carol’s Uncle Eric (Smith), Uncle Fred (Smith) and Aunt Blanche (Millman, nee Smith), many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Carol was born in Alberton Prince Edward Island on May 29, 1950. Carol was always a very conscious steward and advocate for mother earth and all matters related to the environment that we all live in. This passion led Carol to connect with the Ecology Centre as one of her priority charities. Her passion is also reflected in her wishes for a Green Burial.

Carol was passionate about finding ways to support her childhood church, St Peter’s Anglican Church, in Alberton PEI. Carol initiated a project, with her siblings, in 2015 to supply and install new gates for the St Peters cemetery, in memory of their Mother Lottie Millett and grandmother Mary Smith. Carol also spent many hours researching her family tree and joyfully sharing that information with siblings and extended family. Carol also joyfully supported and participated in the life and work of her husband’s church family, the former congregation of St John’s United Church in Beaver Bank.

For many years Carol volunteered at the Skyline workshop for special needs clients of the Scotia Nursing Home in north Beaver Bank. This activity gave Carol special joy and provided an open door for this community to participate in the worship and work of the congregation of St John’s United.

Carol was employed in several industry sectors (Banking, Retail and Small Business) on a full time basis before motherhood and part time basis after becoming a mother. Her most rewarding career came from being a loving and nurturing wife to Ron and loving and nurturing mother to their children.

Carol enjoyed spending time with Ron and children at their summer home in a PEI, attending car races throughout Canada & the USA with husband Ron, travel trailer camping adventures with husband Ron and celebrating many special events with her siblings and families.

Carol’s spirit of humour, care, compassion and love was shared with and touched by the spirit of many wonderful friends. Carol’s gentle and joyful mannerisms facilitated and sustained these many friendships.

While our hearts are broken, we know she is in the joyful and loving care of our Lord and saviour.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday January 17, 2019 at 10:00am, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax.

The family are requesting and grateful for donations made in lieu of flowers to the Ecology Action Centre.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Reception to follow Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

Carol May Cochrane

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Rosa Carr

January 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to Ron and family.
Rosa Carr, neighbour. (Peggy Ferguson’s sister)

Joyce Hull

January 17, 2020

Ron & Family, we are so sorry for your loss, Carole was such a great friend, we enjoyed so many chats, laughs and great social times as well as work times through our church. Will be thinking of all often I am sure. Hugs and Blessing. George & Joyce

Kim Squires

January 17, 2020

Dear Ron and Family, sincere condolences. There are no adequate words at times like this. Carole, such a bright light, gone far too soon. We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Kim (Squires) and Paul (Murphy)

Pauline, Rocky, Julie & Ashley Easton

January 17, 2020

My sincere condolences to Ron, Corey, Jillian, Paul, and family. Carol will always hold a special place in my heart and I will always see her as my guardian angel. I value the close friendship Carol, Margie, and I shared. Carol was a loving, caring person and she always made everyone feel special and loved. I'm blessed to have known her and her wonderful family.

Pat and Denis Haydock

January 17, 2020

Ron, Corey, Jillian and Paul
Remembering dear Carol with great affection and holding you all in our thoughts and prayers - especially so today and tomorrow.

Tim and Norma MacKay

January 17, 2020

Ron, so sorry to hear of Carol passing. We are thinking of you and your family. Please know we are here for you anytime, just call or drop in. We had planned to attend the service today but because of the weather this will not happen. Love, Norma and Tim.

Harley Grimmer

January 17, 2020

Ron and family:
It was my intention to attend the celebration of life for Carol but the weather conditions are such that the police are advising motorists to stay off the roads. I regret not being able to be with you in this time of loss.
My prayers are with you all.

Kevin Fraser

January 16, 2020

Ron, Corey, Paul, Jillian, Bob, Barry, Betty, Janet, Kelly and extended family:
Carol's passing has brought great sorrow to all who knew and loved her. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers are with all of you during this time. We know that Carol is now at peace and wish you the same peace and comfort of the Lord's spirit. We will remember Carol fondly and with much love. We have lost a beautiful soul, but her spirit will live forever and we have a hope of seeing her again.
Much love to all
Kevin and Karen Fraser

Pam and Brian Johnson

January 16, 2020

To Ron, Corey, Jillian and Paul,
Sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a thoughtful, caring Lady, wife and Mother. Many memories from St. John’s United Church in North Beaver Bank, where we first met your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. She will be missed but lovingly remembered. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Brian and Pam Johnson

Paul & Nancy Tattrie

January 16, 2020

Ron & Family,
We were greatly saddened to learn of Carol's passing, & extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.