Carina V. Batchelor

November 12, 1982September 8, 2020
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Carina Batchelor was born on November 12, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina and passed away on September 8, 2020 in Lake Park, Florida. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and dear friend. Simply put, Carina was a very unique person from the time she was small. She was a great story teller as a child, although she never got the plot quite right! She loved The Wizard of Oz, watching it repeatedly and then sweetly, daily, recounting the story front to back, back to front or middle first. She was fascinated by weather – storms, hurricanes, weather events -- an unusual obsession she shared with her husband Chris, along with an intense interest in cultivating orchids. She loved orchids so much that when they decided to marry, she and Chris had an orchid themed wedding at the Orchid Society in 2009. What a great party!

Carina was incredibly perceptive and deeply insightful, with a wonderful brain topped by what her daughter Layla referred to as “awesome hair.” It was always satisfying to have a deep conversation or a meandering, days long text conversation, punctuated by her insight and humour. Deeply loving, she knew she wanted to be a mother from a very young age, and totally adored Layla and Dalton. Carina broadened their minds, putting her incisive research skills to use in helping her children excel. Layla went to not one, but two, Storytelling sessions every week once it was clear that she was the most engaged little girl in the room. Carina made learning fun, turning education into the best kind of game and creative endeavour, which makes total sense for someone who had at one time wanted to be a child psychologist. She was a wonderful motivator and guide.

Always a voracious reader immersed in a book, Carina’s fictional obsessions were quite specific. Vampires, zombies and the paranormal fascinated her, along with series like Game of Thrones and Twilight, so it seems fitting that she and Chris spent a long period of domestic habitation with pet snakes. At the same time, she loved animals, with a particular affection for cats, from Mittens to Baby Kitty.

She loved the cold, the snow, pancakes, Coke, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, green bean casserole and the mountains, always going along as a real individualist. She was the person you wanted on your team, in your corner, at your side, thinking about you, offering wisdom, support and love. We will love you forever, Carina, and you will always be with every one of us helping to guide our way.


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Carina V. Batchelor

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Pat Meadors

September 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Carina's passing. She was a very kind and loving person. I know that all who truly knew and loved her will miss her dearly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Florence Descalis-Sabran

September 14, 2020

The news of Carina's passing away are so startling as she was in her prime of life!! It is just too soon!! 😥🙏
Just remembering family holidays in Wellington so many moons ago, yet it feels like yesterday! So many fond memories! Much love, light and prayers are with Chris and the children, Maxine, Tracy, Jen and Marty

Marty Frank

September 13, 2020

Carina will be missed. Two lovely children whose mom is gone from their lives.
Chris and maxine... you have my sympathies .

Dianne Beaton (Auster)

September 13, 2020

To Maxine & Family,
So sorry to hear this very sad news of Carina’s passing. I pray that dear God gives you all the strength you need during this difficult time. May she RIP.

Dianne Beaton (Auster)


September 12, 2020

Such sad sad news. May her memory always be a blessing to you.

Ashley Lugo

September 12, 2020

Her memory and love will live on through her children. She was such a wonderful mom. I loved getting to know her when Layla attended Preschool. Prayers for the family.

Lena Settembre

September 11, 2020

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I am truly sorry. Sincerely, Lena

Helena Blumer

September 11, 2020

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

You are at peace ❤️

Jes Velmer

September 11, 2020

You have been such an integral part of our lives since we met. Squid and I are missing you desperately already. Thanks so much for all the laughs, venting sessions, and mommy support. You were a treasure of a friend and will be forever remembered.

Jen Frank

September 11, 2020

You've been a part of my life since the day you were born. All the memories growing up together from tiny tots into responsible adults, you always being the frick to my frack, I could write pages upon pages of stories from our life together. But no matter how much time on earth you spent as my cousin and best friend, it will never be enough, as you were called to heaven all too soon. Watch over us from above, until we meet again on the other side, I love you always!


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