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CAROLE JANE HILTON After a short but valiant battle with cancer, Carole Hilton passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 23, 2012. Left to forever cherish Carole's memory is her husband, Murray; daughter, Kerry; grandchildren Kayleigh and Sean; sisters, Janice and Frances and their families on Vancouver Island. She was predeceased by her son, Kevin. On November 27, 1936 Carole was born in Regina, SK to Frank and May Latta. She attended Central Collegiate in Regina and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. When she was a teenager, she met the love of her life, Murray, and they were married on August 29, 1958. In 1960, they moved to Winnipeg. Their first child, Kerry, was born in 1961. Kevin came along in 1966. Carole began substitute teaching in the St. Vital School Division in 1964 and absolutely enjoyed teaching. In 1972, the whole family moved to Corvallis, Oregon for a year and a half, so Murray could earn an MBA degree. She really enjoyed her time there. She took up painting again and was quite good at it. When Carole retired from teaching in 1975, she obtained her real estate license. She enjoyed being a real estate agent and loved to meet and talk to people, and help them to find their next home. She had recently retired from real estate this December. Carole loved playing bridge with her ladies bridge club, her cottage at Pointe du Bois, gardening, and having her family over for Christmas dinner, and other holidays. She and Murray were avid Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans and held season tickets for 51 consecutive years. Carole thought the world of her grandchildren, and was very proud of their accomplishments. She and Murray went on many cruises and this past January, they enjoyed a cruise in the Caribbean that went as far as Aruba and the Dutch Antilles. Carole lived a very full life. She had many friends, too numerous to mention, but you know who you are. In compliance with Carole's wishes there will be no Funeral Service. Many thanks to the nursing staff of the Grace Hospital and Dr. Pat Harris for the wonderful and compassionate care she received. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, a donation in Carole's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, the Grace Hospital or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Now her pain is gone, and she is at rest.
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2012

CAROLE JANE HILTON After a short but valiant battle with cancer, Carole Hilton passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 23, 2012. She will sadly missed by her husband, Murray; daughter, Kerry; and grandchildren Kayleigh and Sean. She was predeceased by her son, Kevin. If you wish, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or The Grace Hospital. A longer obituary notice to follow.
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2012

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 28, 2012

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Wonderful lady, loved Carole's energy, always brightened up our lives with her radiance. She will be sadly missed. Condolences to Carole's family. - Posted by: Ivan and Rita (local business owner's) () on: May 09, 2012

  • Murray, so sorry for your loss. Jani told us last night at a 1954 Luther College reunion in Victoria, Joyce's old class. Many fond memories from University and the boat club. Carole could always find me a date, even Jani. Take care old friend and God bless. Joyce and Dennis Fitz - Posted by: Dennis and Joyce Fitz (old old friends) on: May 03, 2012

  • I only recently started doing Carole's hair where I got to know and enjoy this sweet classy kind lady. I will miss the great conversations. God bless - Posted by: Denise Kennedy (Hairdresser) on: Apr 30, 2012

  • With fond memories of our neighbours on Southport. Our condolences go out to Mr. Hilton, Kerry, and the rest of the family. Anne and Carl and Franz Wolkenstein. - Posted by: Anne Wolkenstein-Geall (Neighbour 1960's onward) on: Apr 29, 2012

  • I knew the Hilton Family back around 1975/76. I was a close friend of Kevin's throughout the years. I remmber the days when myself and many of Kevin's friends would be over at the house. Mrs. Hilton, always on the go, would take the time to sit down with all of us for a chat, offering us a bite to eat and drink, while grabbing a quick bite to eat herself and out the door to work. Those were great times. Mrs. Hilton will be missed by many of us, whom she has known from childhood up to today. My condolences go out to Mr. Hilton, Kerry, and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Jamil Ahsan (Friend) on: Apr 26, 2012

  • We will always remember Carole as a warm, friendly, smiling person. Not only was a she a good friend, she was a great real estate agent. She went over every house with a fine-toothed comb and sometimes rejected houses we liked due to problems she noticed that we didn't--such was her thoroughness. Always had the client's best interest in mind. We are still in the house she helped us buy 10 years ago and have loved it. We were thinking about Carole just hours before we got the sad news, as we were talking about buying a new house. We meant to call her this week, but God had other plans. We will miss Carole dearly, both as a friend and agent. Thank you Carole for all that you have done for us! - Posted by: Subbu & Kala Sivaramakrishnan (Friends and Client) on: Apr 26, 2012

  • We met Carole in 1996 when my family relocated to Winnipeg. Carole's warm smile and easy-going personality helped us settle into our home after visiting about 30 different places over the course of 6 months and arranged a sub-lease agreement for us. Carole helped us find our home, but most of all she showed us how to become Winnipeggers. - Posted by: Jean and Jeffrey Pai (Friend) on: Apr 25, 2012

  • Five years ago Carole was the agent that sold us our cottage out at Pointe Du Bois. The amazingly warm and friendly greeting we received on that first showing wasn’t just part of her job but was a genuine part of her nature. We know this as we experienced this smiling face and happy greeting almost every summer weekend for these last five years. The cottage that Carole sold us was right next door to hers and Murrays own cottage. Being the new kids on the block Carole went out of her way to make us feel at home and give us advice as we tried to fit into the cottage lifestyle and the local community. Carole was an invaluable friend and we will greatly miss her warm presence in our lives. - Posted by: Richard and Cindy Buhler (Neighbour) on: Apr 24, 2012

  • Like many of us at the Asper School, Carole was really the first person we met in Winnipeg, as she helped so many of us find our first homes here. She was a wonderful ambassador for Winnipeg: she worked tirelessly to find the right house (many of us made these purchases through weekend long marathons), but more importantly made us feel welcome. Throughout our years here she enthusiastically attended our gatherings and was always the center of lively conversations. She'll be sorely missed. - Posted by: Janet Morrill (friend) on: Apr 24, 2012

  • I met Carole when I started in real estate at Block Bros. on Grant and Kenaston and right from the day I walked into the office doors, she greeted me with her infectious warm smile. Carole can be summed up in one word: "Class" as she was always professional and her gentle, warm personality was what made her so special. You will be missed Carole.... may you rest in peace. - Posted by: Jeff Stern (Colleague) on: Apr 24, 2012

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