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CAROL ALLARD

Born: Apr 05, 1956

Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2019

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CAROL ALLARD It is with great sadness that the family of Carol Elaine Allard, announce her passing on January 9, 2019, at her home in Onanole, MB. Carol was born in Winnipegosis, Manitoba on April 5, 1956 to parents, Gestur Paulson and Margaret Paulson (Shewfelt). She has two brothers, Irvin Paulson and David Paulson. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Swan River, MB, where she graduated from high school. She went on to graduate from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Education. Carol was a remarkable woman on many levels. She had a strong curiosity, passion for details, and interest in learning, questioning, researching, and understanding all the facts. She loved to document and share her knowledge with others, and was known to enjoy a good debate! But, no matter where you stood, her infectious smile, understanding, and genuine care and interest in the lives of others always left her friends and family feeling welcome and at ease. Carol was a strong woman. Despite the adversity that she faced, she maintained an optimism and gratitude for life, along with a sharp wit and great sense of humour (and a healthy dose of sarcasm, which she insisted is the highest form of humour). She was a true teacher at heart in all aspects of life, from her work to her family life. Some of the things that Carol will be remembered for are: Art, creativity, and craftiness; Love of the outdoors and active life of sailing, skiing, and more, which she shared with her husband, George; Being an outstanding mother and grandmother; Commitment to the environment; Practical and frugal, yet somewhat epicurean, nature; Contributions to La Leche League; Love of gardening and knowledge of plants and wildlife; Love of reading and membership in book club; Desire to help others; Proficiency in standing up for and voicing what she believed, at times through political letters; Impeccable style, due in part to her custom-made (by her friends) clothing and impressive scarf collection. Carol married George Allard on August 19, 1978. Together they raised their children, Naomi Allard (and Trevor McDonald), Ben Allard (and Amanda Allard), Matt Allard (and Shannon Wright), Adriana Allard, and cherished their grandchildren, Ryan Allard, Lily Allard, Annabelle McDonald. A private family memorial service in celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date. Carol will be missed dearly and remembered fondly by those that knew her. As she said herself, she will live on through the memories of others. She made an impact on the lives of many - even if just leaving them with a smile on their face - and she will also live on through the knowledge, skills, and qualities that she has passed on to her family and friends. Carol promoted a life of caring, learning, and sharing. She expressed gratitude for her journey in life, and at the heart of it, what she appreciated most was simple: good food, conversation, and most importantly all of the friendship, of which her life was rich. Any donations can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada or the ALS Society of Canada. We would like to thank all of Carol's friends, including her amazing care workers, for all of the love and support received over the years. Sneath-Strilchuk -Dauphin Chapel 204-638-4110 www.sneathstrilchuk.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 22, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • When I first met Carol (Paulson) at Marymound School I was touched by her friendliness and dedication to the young people with whom she came in contact as she imparted her love & ability to create beautiful things from “scraps”. May she rests in peace. - Posted by: Sr. Lorraine Perreault (Co-worker at Marymound School) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Allard family on the loss of a wife, mother, sister and friend. We met Carol through Marilyn and Jim a few years ago. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts. With sympathy, Howard and Linda Fisher, Vernon, BC - Posted by: Howard and Linda Fisher (Friends of the family) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • Life is precious. Carol’s example will continue to live in those who knew her and those whose lives she influenced even though they didn’t know her. We give thanks for her life. My thoughts are with her family. - Posted by: Frances Andrusiak (Former La Leche League Leader and Area Coordinator) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • I don't think that I ever met Carol in person, but I corresponded with her on many occasions over thirty years ago through our duties as LLL Manitoba Leaders. I have not forgotten Carol. We had so many great discussions on raising our children, on striving to be the best moms we could be, and on fulfilling our duties in the community as LLL Leaders. It was a pleasure to be Carol's pen pal. She will be missed. - Posted by: Linda Rzeszutek (Former La Leche League Leader) on: Jan 22, 2019

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