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GERVIN: Carol. It is with deep sadness that the family of Carol Linda Gervin announces her passing at the Foyer in Notre Dame de Lourdes on February 28, 2021. Carol was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on May 24, 1945 to Alton and Winifred Gervin of Goodlands, Manitoba. Not having an easy start to life Carol was born with Cerebral Palsy and was not supposed to be around long but she quickly surpassed each prediction the doctors gave for her. She proved everyone wrong! And what a blessing that turned out to be. Carol was raised on the home-farm in Goodlands and was taught to walk by her Mother who would strap Carol's feet onto her own and perform many tasks in the kitchen with young Carol receiving a front row view along with a physical workout that would serve her well into her adult years. After her Mom passed in 2010 it was Carol and Maise until Andrew arrived. Then it was trips on planes - first time ever but not the last - to Edmonton, a long drive to Banff to see the mountains and glacier lakes, Calgary three times, and the Stampede. Carol would cheer for the Bucking Broncs - the horses - or the Bulls. Any rider that made 8 seconds obviously "cheated." Toronto, Niagara Falls, and back to Edmonton on another occasion for the 2013 Brier where Maise and Andrew cheered on Manitoban Jeff Stoughton in the finals. Carol? Well of course she favoured and correctly predicted Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario the winner. Carol was the oldest of five girls, and fourth in line behind three older brothers. She was predeceased by her parents as well by twin brothers who died at birth and older brothers Jim and Pat as well as brother-in-law Howard. She is survived by sisters-in-law Donna Gervin, Maryann Gervin and Sharon Moore, siblings Scott (Lesley) Gervin, Dave (Jan) Gervin, Winifred (Harold) Sambrook, Cal (Julie) Gervin, Barbara (Glen) LePoudre, Ellen (Tim) Palmer and Marylee Miller (Andrew). Carol was also Aunt to numerous Nephews and Nieces and would often quiz Maise asking her, "what do you think those kids are doing?" In late 2019 the exceedingly difficult decision was made to get Carol into The Foyer (Care Home), in Notre Dame de Lourdes because she had no ability to get around even with the help of a walker, Maise, Andrew or any of her brothers and sisters who might be around to visit. We would like to thank Dr. Meyer Nell of Boissevain for his care and assistance as Carol's personal Doctor for many years. Carol then received wonderful care at The Foyer right up to the time of her passing. Her family is eternally grateful for the exceptional care Carol received from all the staff. Everyone. Nurses, Personal Aides, Housekeeping, Kitchen staff and Doctors. Carol may never have known just how much larger than life she truly was. And she had to be, to battle the odds the way she did even before she was born and every day thereafter to live with dignity and a love of every minute of every day. We love you Gerts! And we miss you deeply. We are profoundly grateful for having had you in our lives. A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 22, 2021 at Goodlands, Manitoba. Thereafter an online Celebration of her Life will be broadcast online from (www.afh.ca) also on May 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Carol's name to Cerebral Palsy Manitoba The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba, 213 Notre Dame Avenue #903, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1N3, or to The Notre Dame Foyer, Box 190, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, R0G 1M0. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201.
To view this service and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
As published in Brandon Sun on Mar 06, 2021
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