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Date of Passing: Jun 05, 2019

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With immense sorrow and overwhelming regret, we want to announce on June 5, 2019, our beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, cherished friend and devoted wife, Carol Maureen Orr (née Woolley), peacefully passed away at Winnipeg's Grace Hospital.
For several years Carol bravely fought the debilitating affects of diabetes and liver disease. Over her much, much too short life Carol inadvertently touched the hearts of her family and friends in a way that made us all feel better about ourselves simply by knowing her. Born in 1957 Carol grew up in the Westwood area of Winnipeg and aside for a dozen or so year hiatus in nearby St. Adolphe, made it her lifelong home.
Carol is survived by her husband of 32 years, Jack; son Brendan; daughter Sarah (Steve Kennedy); grandchildren, Maxwell and Teiya; mother Sylvia; big brother David (Doris); younger sisters, Robin (David McCombe) and Gillian; several nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends. Carol was predeceased by her father Derek Woolley.
One of Carols biggest joys was to invite people into her home and treat them to her sincere hospitality, which usually consisted of a delicious home cooked meal, stimulating and most often complimentary conversations and music that almost always made us move the coffee table into the hallway to quickly convert the living room into her special little dance floor.
She retired last July from her 37-year career with Air Canada. One of the benefits of the job was almost free flights around the world, which she took full advantage of over the years. She often took long weekend trips to Europe (in her younger years), hobnobbing with the rich and famous, whisking off to Winnipeg winter escapes in tropical locations and frequent trips to Vancouver to spend quality time with her deeply loved and highly treasured grandkids, other valued family members and an ever growing number of west coast friends.
Her kindness was validated by the way children and animals of all kinds were drawn to her. A few lucky cats like "Simon the pampered Persian", "Smellie the bald CarmelSie" and dogs, Sheena, Tucker and recently deceased Pug, The Fred intimately and unconditionally shared her love and devotion. Always eager to share a warm smile and a contagious laugh, it was always about making others feel better even during her most painful, darkest times.
Carol was very appreciative of the medical staff that helped significantly during her long road to recovery, particularly Dr. Glenn Morris and his caring assistant Phyllis, her ever positive liver specialist Dr. Steven Wong, and for the tireless and dedicated Grace Hospital 3rd floor nursing staff and orderlies who provided her with hope for a better tomorrow.
Celebrations of Carol's life will take place in both Winnipeg and Vancouver and details will follow in the very near future.
In lieu of flowers, please make a small donation to your favourite animal shelter or the WWF in Carol's name.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 22, 2019

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Carol and I were neighbours together in Roxboro, Quebec on the Island of Montreal. I have very fond memories of playing with the new kittens every couple of years, despite my allergies and much to my mother’s chagrin. She taught several of us neighbourhood girls how to dance to these “new to us” groups called the Rolling Stones and The Beatles in the 60’s. Her brother would get his disco ball going and we’d go-go dance and practice the twist in the basement with the toy train set pulled up against the wall on a plywood platform to give us room. A great time was had by all. We lost touch when she moved to Winnipeg but was never forgotten and will be missed. ❣️ - Posted by: Leslie Cockhill (Friend) on: Apr 12, 2020

  • Many years have passed since we first met. We both were in our early teens. You made a huge impact in my life with your sweet self. I only learned of Carol's passing a short while ago. I've been saddened and send my prayers to all Carol's loved ones, she had the best smile and laughter. God bless ^j^ - Posted by: Darlene L Oldale (teen friend) on: Aug 29, 2019

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Carol was a very vibrant person and touched many. Our deepest sympathy to The Orr and Woolley families, our thoughts are with you. Rick Borodenko - Posted by: Rick & Linda Borodenko (Friends of the families) on: Jul 07, 2019

  • Dear Carol, I will miss you so much. I am a better person because of your friendship. Everything I know about dinner parties I learned from you! Rest eternal dear friend. - Posted by: Bill and Veronica Jackson (Dear friends ) on: Jul 07, 2019

  • Rest in peace my beloved sister. There has been a hole torn in our family. We miss you dreadfully. David Woolley - Posted by: David Woolley (Brother) on: Jun 29, 2019

  • My best memories of Carol are those when she was smiling, vibrant, and up for adventure. We were high school & university friends, as well as each other's bridesmaids. Carol's spirit was effervescent, and may she now rest in peace. I offer my sincere sympathies to Carol's family and friends. She was loved dearly. - Posted by: Sandy Stevens (High school friend) on: Jun 26, 2019

  • I am very sad to learn of Carol's passing. We were highschool friends and shared a lot of fun times, and many crazy shenanigans. My sincere condolences to her family. - Posted by: Karen Jenkins (Highschool friend ) on: Jun 25, 2019

  • My condolences to Jack, Carol's children, and her entire family. I had the pleasure of knowing Carol for several years. She had a vibrant personality, always made you feel loved and special with every conversation, and man, could she cook! RIP my friend. You will be missed by all lives you touched. - Posted by: Carrie Loewen (Friend) on: Jun 24, 2019

  • Worked with Carol for many years at Air Canada. When my granddaughter was born before I retired at Air Canada Carol was kind enough to bring me a bunch of things that were from her granddaughter. Some of which I still have. My condolences to Carol's family. Gone way too young! - Posted by: Lorraine Podworniak (Co-worker) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • The heavens have welcomed an Angel, too soon you’ve left us, a smile you’re leaving behind on us as we remember your pretty face and companionate heart always in our thoughts carol you are missed 😢 - Posted by: Colleen (Friend ) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • I was so very sorry to hear about Carol's illness and death. I went to Westwood collegiate and also worked at Air Canada with her. She was great fun and she will be missed. - Posted by: Laurie Mckenzie (Friend and co-worker) on: Jun 22, 2019

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