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Born: May 06, 1947

Date of Passing: Jun 03, 2021

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(nee WAITE)
May 6, 1947 - June 3, 2021

It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Carol, our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, at St. Boniface Palliative Care on June 3, 2021.
Carol will be lovingly remembered by her son Gordon Taylor (Nicolette Jaman); stepson Brad (Kelly) Pinkerton; dearly loved grandchildren, Hayden and Callie Pinkerton; brother Steve (Phyllis) Waite and sons, Robert, Michael and Peter, and their families; sister-in-law Kathleen (Jack) Peterson; niece Jane (John) Van Massenhoven and sons, Blake and Luke; nephew John (Kathy) Peterson and sons, Sam, Riley, Isaac and Kale; and many close, wonderful friends.
Carol was predeceased by her beloved husband of 35 years, John Pinkerton, and her parents, Fred and Lorraine Waite.
Carol was a loving, caring, and generous lady who focused on providing the best for her family. She would always look forward to the next family function, ensuring the house was perfectly decorated and the food was plentiful and delicious. Carol adored her grandchildren and would look forward to sleepovers, attending hockey and soccer games, and hearing about everything they were involved in. Carol loved to travel. Some of her favourite times were spent in Montserrat, Nantucket, Minneapolis, Clearwater Bay, Balsam Bay and Lynn Lake. She was always able to find shopping wherever she went and managed to come home with a full car or an extra suitcase full of thoughtful purchases for everyone. As her trips became shorter, she loved her outings to Lockport and South Beach. Throughout her life, Carol developed many strong and meaningful friendships. She loved spending time with her friends in person or on the phone, and wanted to learn how everyone was doing. Carol was a genuine and honest person and surrounded herself with the same. She was quick witted and had a sharp sense of humour that kept everyone on their toes.
A huge thank you to Dr. T. Racette for her years of kind and compassionate care and to the entire Palliative Care team at St. Boniface Hospital for their exceptional care and attention during Carol's final days.
In keeping with Carol's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private service for family and close friends will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carol's memory may be made to Diabetes Canada or CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I had the opportunity to work for Carol at 590 Henderson and Kimberly. I have great memories of working for Carol, when I first met her I thought she was tough. I was a young 20 year old who was given the responsibility of closing the store on evenings, typically on weekends. I didn't realize it at the time, but in comparison it was like a Dad handing over the keys to his car to some young kid he barely knew. Carol would often stay at the store longer than required, sitting in the managers office from the upper floor. I felt she was watching over me, when in reality she was watching over every employee, customer and the store. Carol liked her store to look professional. She would leave me with a "To Do" List and expected things to be done a certain way. It was common for Carol to call the store from her home near the ending of every shift to check in on the store, the sales ensure we had enough product. I realized her standards were high, I started to realize how much Carol cared for the store and that care factor carried over to many employees she worked for. I notice a few of those names have written before me and I feel Carol helped shape those people into excellent leaders as well. We would often work Friday Night together, and it became a tradition for her husband John to pick her up from work. These were the rare times I would get to see the less business side of Carol. As her shift was over she would walk through the store with John and they would grocery shop together, it was a cute Friday Night Date Tradition that I got to watch them do quite often. Years go by and thanks to Carol she gave me the courage to chase another career which I have found success, however I have such good memories of working with her at Safeway. I got married, moved and years later had a child. Carol found out and reached out to me and gave us a beautiful baby present. Carol was an excellent Manager and person, I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with her. - Posted by: Michael Klassen (Co-Worker) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • Carol was my store manager,she was a fair and caring person, never a harse word but full of praise for any job well done. I also word with John at dominion stores… the two were a perfect match. Carol from all the employees of Safeway whose lives you touched you will be missed - Posted by: Barbara taylor (Co worker grant park safeway) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Great lady with a heart of gold, meticulous attention to detail and well liked. I first worked with Carol at #562 in 1978 for a while then later on at #590. She took the time to purchase out of her own pocket a gift for every employee to present at the staff Christmas party. I had just called her a few months ago and we reminisced about old time’s , lots of great memories. - Posted by: Mike Simpson (Co-Worker) on: Jun 17, 2021

  • Gord, Brad and extended family; As you are aware, Judy and I had known Carol since the early 70's. Carol had telephoned us about a month ago and had given us an update on her health condition, but we were certainly still shocked by the news of her passing. As the well written obituary pointed out, she was definitely a unique person with an incredible personality. She was always able to place some humour into any situation no matter how dire and help ease any tensions, anxieties, etc. which were occurring. They "threw away the mold." She will be greatly missed by all. Ed & Judy Gilroy - Posted by: Ed Gilroy (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2021

  • Such a unique sense of humour. The first time I saw Carol she was laughing and joking and My first impression of her was that she loved to laugh. And oh the stories she could tell. Even though she tried to come across tough as a store manager she was fair and she did have a heart of gold especially for her grandchildren. She is reunited with her beloved “Pinkie” now - Posted by: Joyce Hill (Co worker) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • An amazing person who was a true mentor and friend. Carol inspired others through her leadership, honesty, and loyalty. Above all else her sense of humour and ability to share stories and her experiences could have you rolling on the floor laughing. There were many days it didn't feel like work because you would have so much fun just being around her. Fondly remembered and greatly missed. - Posted by: Grant Kennedy (Co-worker) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • Our condolences to the family. Carol was definitely quick witted with a wry sense of humour. We always enjoyed hearing her stories about the escapades that happened in her stores while she was at Safeway. Her love for her family was very strong, especially the love she had for her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Bobbie & Harvey Makoski (Friends) on: Jun 14, 2021

  • A great lady and a wonderful fellow store manager. Lots of great memories and good times. She will be missed. - Posted by: Peter burbsnk (Safeway store manager ) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family. Carol was a beautiful, honest and caring lady with a wit that few could match. She was an awesome leader who shot from the hip, had your back and pushed you beyond your limits. You will be missed Mrs. Taylor - Posted by: joe missalino (Co worker) on: Jun 12, 2021

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