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Born: Nov 25, 1946

Date of Passing: Mar 19, 2022

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected and sudden passing of Carole Anne Lavich on March 19, 2022, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, at the age of 75 years.
Carole was predeceased by her father Henri Verplaetse, mother Helen Verplaetse (Turcan), brothers, Sonny Verplaetse, Ken Verplaetse and sisters, Agnes Rear and Shirley Haywood.
Carole will be deeply missed by her husband David Lavich, daughter Dana Kulchycki and her husband Rick, granddaughter Olivia, her brothers, Barrie Verplaetse (Eleanore), Donald Verplaetse (Mari-Anne), Phil Verplaetse, sisters, Lillian Sedo, Yvonne Lindsay, Janet Deserranno (George), Diane Barnabe (Ed), Margaret Lavich (Leon), her many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Carole was born at St. Boniface Hospital on November 25, 1946 and grew up with her family in Winnipeg, MB in a part of the city known as Belgium town. Carole and David were married on June 23, 1973 in Winnipeg, MB. Shortly after they were married, Carole joined her husband in Comox, BC who was stationed there as part of the Canadian Armed Forces where he served in the Air Force. In May of 1974, military life really began for them when David was stationed to Baden-Soellingen, Germany and away from their families and home of Winnipeg. While stationed in Germany, Carole and David welcomed the birth of their daughter Dana, travelled to many countries in Europe, had family come and visit, had an active social life and made many lifelong friends. Carole, David and Dana returned back to Canada in May of 1980. Their military life between 1980 and 1993 brought them to Nova Scotia, Quebec, BC and back to Germany. After 19 years of living away from home, they were very happy to be returning back to Winnipeg, their hometown and is where they called home to present day. Carole's life in Winnipeg was dedicated to her family, mother, brothers and sisters. Carole loved her flowers, gardening, baking and bingo with her siblings. Carole also spent much of her time at the Belgium club in Winnipeg either Belgium bowling or volunteering there as part of the Belgium Womans Group. Carole's most recent pride and joy was her granddaughter Olivia, whom she shared a special bond and was always on the lookout of something she could buy for her while enjoying shopping.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2J 4J4.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of their choice in her memory.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at
Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I was a friend of Carole’s at school and remember we played basketball and I can still see her dribbling that ball. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like she had a wonderful and full life. Sally Monteith, Nanaimo, BC - Posted by: Sally Monteith (Bradstock) (Former student at Windsor School) on: May 13, 2022

  • I would like to send my condolences to Dave, whom I’ve come to know through curling. Was so sorry to hear about your loss, Dave. - Posted by: Andy Bell (Friend of Dave) on: Apr 10, 2022

  • Have always enjoyed great conversations with Carole and shall miss seeing her car pull up across the street. A giving, caring person who shared her energy to do for others. - Posted by: Shannon Philipow (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Dave, Dana, Rick and Olivia for your loss. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Auntie Carole’s passing. Auntie Carole was such a lovely, kind woman, and we have many happy memories of her. Thinking of all of you during this very difficult and sad time. Darryl & Tracey DeSerranno - Posted by: Darryl & Tracey DeSerranno (Nephew) on: Apr 04, 2022

  • I am both shocked and saddened to read of Carole’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences to the Verplaetse and Lavich families. - Posted by: Penny Coutts (Family friend) on: Apr 02, 2022

  • Wishing you strength in your loss. Our thoughts and love are with you all. Tom & Terry Searth - Posted by: Tom & Terry Searth (Friend) on: Apr 02, 2022

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Dave, Dana and the Verplaetse family. She was a great lady. I have many fond memories of her as a child growing up on the dump. - Posted by: Marjorie Devodder Koskie (Friend) on: Apr 02, 2022

  • Carole has always been a special friend. I will always remember her as being a very kind, caring, genuine woman. She so kindly phoned me when my husband passed just last March. And now she has passed so suddenly. I am lighting a candle here in her memory. Very sorry to Dave and Dana and all of your and Carole's family. She will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Lorraine (Nuytten) Kapko sherwood Park alberta (Friend) on: Apr 02, 2022

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