OBITUARY

Carole Irene Rempel

November 8, 1942March 22, 2021

Carole passed away peacefully at Laurel House Hospice in Surrey on March 22, 2021.

Carole was the 4th daughter of Albert and Doris Nicholl. She was a long time resident of South Surrey, but born in Vancouver, BC.

She had a career with Vancouver General Hospital as a supervisor in the Distribution Department. She started in 1970 and worked until the late 1990’s.

She loved to travel and was a regular visitor of the Hawaiian islands accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law.

She loved to craft, and enjoyed may hours with her sister Elaine making greeting cards.

Carole was a loving, warm, and very generous person. She always thought of others before herself. Always ready to lend a hand wherever and whenever she could. She was the best mom, and such a loving sister. She never failed to end a call or a visit with an “I Love You”.

She is survived by her son Ken and daughter-in-law Cheryl and grandson Tyler. Also by her older sisters Elaine and Kathleen, and younger brother Ed. Her oldest sister Eleanor pre-deceased her.

Her step children, Gord, Rick and his wife Marcia. Along with their children Jesse, Kaila, and Valerie.

Her husband Hank Rempel pre-deceased her by 20 years.

We would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Laurel Place Hospice. Their care of our dear mom went above and beyond.

She was much loved, and will be much missed.

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Carole Irene Rempel

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Marcia Rempel

April 17, 2021

I first met Carole when I was 18, when Rick and I moved in together. Hank had stepped in at the last second to help us with our move, which was also the first time I remember meeting him. I can picture Carole waiting at home to hear all about it. And I can almost hear her saying, 'well, if Rick has a girlfriend, I want to meet her!'
A few weeks later we were invited to dinner and I'm not going to lie, I was so nervous, shy, and worried about meeting her. What a waste of energy that was on my part! Carole had such an easy way about her, and before I knew it we were chatting away like we had known each other for years. I have many memories with Carole including shopping with her for baby things when I was pregnant with Kaila, days spent at Cultus Lake, Cards for Cancer fundraisers with Elaine, visits at Queens Park and so, so much more.
I will miss our long phone calls catching up on everything and everyone, her chatty easy way and also her sassy, no nonsense response to those who rubbed her wrong. Most of all, I will miss her big hugs and that beautiful smile. Thank you for being a pretty amazing mother-in-law; I was lucky to have you in my life and will miss you tremendously.
Love, Marcia

Colleen Jones

April 3, 2021

Dear Aunty Carole , I miss you terribly 💕 You were always there for me . We will always remember your sweet loving & generous heart . May you forever know how much we love & miss you. Our hearts are full of the love you gave us , thank- you , coll ❤ God bless you 🙏

helen colgan

April 1, 2021

My deepest Sympathy to Carol's Family.
Sincerely
Helen Colgan

DAVID COLGAN

March 29, 2021

I have lots of memories of aunty Carole and mostly Cariboo memories are my favorite! Her trips to our Higgins Lake outhouse at night. Her car keys in my jacket that i took to work and she had to drive my car to the Eagan Lake gravel pit to get them , so she & mom could go back home to the coast that day. Her worried look , when i took Brandy for a ride to our local dump with his head out the passenger window and his ears flapping in the wind. I will truly miss you aunty Carole! - Until we meet again! Love David!

Laurie Colgan

March 29, 2021

Oh so many memories of Aunty Carole,
She was always ready for a road trip and mom and her would come up to see us at least once a year.
One of the first times she came to the Cariboo she was out in the cold helping David lay cement blocks into our crawl space at Higgins lake. She said she couldn't feel her hands or feet that day!
I miss our stamping and visiting retreats we use to have and our many trips to loon lake. She loved the view from those cabins and we even put up with those crappy beds to be there.
Mom, Aunty Carole, David and I went on a trip around B.C. and Alberta. She always said it was her best trip ever. She tried talking us into riding segways around the west Edmonton mall one day (you can bet that didn't happen)!
She was a generous, loving and thoughtful person, I will miss her so.

Chris Colgan

March 29, 2021

Aunty Carole,

A generous, determined and sweet woman who was also a firecracker. My aunty Carole was one who loved her family and extended family and offered help and support when they needed it the most. Aunty Carole was strong willed but had a soft heart when it counted the most. This beautiful woman loved her crafting and spending time laughing with her family. Carole Rempel will be remembered in our hearts. Rest easy now.
Chris Colgan

Heather Maussion

March 29, 2021

I have many memories of Aunty Carole. Her many little dogs, her baby blue mustang, how happy she was with Hank. Numerous parties, family reunions and many birthday parties! She believed in kindness to animals (she donated to the SPCA for many years), family and helping others. She had a big heart, a sunny, quick smile and those bright blue eyes could mesmerise you in a heartbeat!
I wasn't ready for her leave yet but am happy she is with her friends, family and pets that she lost so long ago. She will be missed by many.
Love you always Aunty Carole! See you in the next life♥️💋

little Timmy Anderson

March 28, 2021

I can recall so many emotions and memories made with her. She spoiled me and I appreciated her.
Digging up stumps, riding in her blue mustang, watching Moose's ball games, and sing about her brother Sylvest (with a row of 40 medals on his chest. BIG chest.), and being my boss at VGH. Those are just a few of the good times.
Always a smile will cross my face when I think of her.
Rest auntie.

Janice Anderson

March 28, 2021

Sooo going to miss this incredible strong, fun-loving woman! She always had a smile and a warm hug. Working at VGH with her was a riot. I remember getting off an afternoon shift with a car load of girls and Auntie Carole driving us to The Cave, through the snow, singing "You Light Up My Life " at the top of our lungs. Just having fun.
I was lucky to carpool with her in those early years, and we got to know each other pretty well and shared many stories, laughter and quite a few tears.
Carole made great lifelong friends with many of her co-workers and spent many nights around the campfire with them at her trailer at Cultus Lake. Thanks for the love and the laughter Auntie. Forever kisses. Love Jan

Elaine KENAL

March 28, 2021

Carole was the best sister and friend a girl could have asked for.
Always helpful when you needed a hand but also ready to have fun. When I think of how many baseball games, trips to Laurie and David's, working at the cabin, crafting with paper, picnics at Queen's Park, Fun at Loon Lake and many20 minute parties we had together. Then off to the next fun plan.
I will miss her terribly but I'll carry her in my heart forever. Love you Carole. xoxo