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Born: Jul 07, 1958

Date of Passing: Oct 18, 2022

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Carol Lynn Schroeder, 64, passed away October 18, 2022, after a six year battle with a rare dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia.
She was born to Bill and Eva Derksen in Carmen, MB on July 7, 1958 where she went through her school years, graduating in 1976.
Carol then went to Winkler Bible School where she met the love of her life, Russ Schroeder.
They were married November 4, 1978 and soon started a family. Their first born was Mike, who married Candace and have four children, Wynter, Quinton, Xavier and Zeke.
Janelle came next, who married Dustin Brown and have two children, Olivia and Georgia.
For 28 years Carol was the school administrator at Springs Christian Academy. She was loved and made a personal connection with all staff, parents and students.
Together with her husband Russ they enjoyed volunteering for 40 years at Springs Church in their children's and youth programs.
Together they loved to travel across Canada and Mexico with friends and family. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, they took their family to Disney World.
Carol always looked forward to an annual adventure with her only sister Wilma Penner. They would pick a destination and make a lifetime of memories.
She is survived by her mother Eva Derksen, who she loved taking out for brunch and then a shopping trip around Walmart.
Carol's love for the God she served, her husband, children, grandchildren (especially the grandchildren) her job and church were evident to all.
There will be a private interment followed by a celebration of her life. Please join us for this at Springs Church, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd. on October 29, 12:00 noon. A light lunch will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please honour Carol with a donation to Springs Christian Academy... It's what she would have wanted.

You will be missed but never forgotten.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
(204) 223-2576 or toll free (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Russ, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. My heart is heavy for you. My daughter, Sarah, was in the nursery with Janelle and Danielle when I first met Carol. You were the most lovely couple and I always enjoyed seeing you both, most recently at Costco. I hope you have lots of loving support around you as you adjust to your new reality. Tears, laughter, and sharing memories will help ease the pain. You had true love ❀️ - Posted by: Joanne Naherny (Sister of Lynn Benoit) on: Oct 29, 2022

  • Russ and your family. We are heartbroken for the loss of your beloved Carol, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, daughter and friend. I got to know Carol when she worked at the school. She was always friendly making time for a chat. Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time. πŸ™πŸ’”πŸ™ - Posted by: Debbie & Ryan Johnson (Church family ) on: Oct 25, 2022

  • Jeff and I are so sorry Carole has gone to heaven. We cannot imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, we pray for you and your family during these difficult times. Angela Mulligan - Posted by: Angela Mulligan (Work with Russ at vandenbergs ) on: Oct 23, 2022

  • Dear family, so very sorry to hear about Carol. She was such a sweet person. She had time for everyone who came to her at work or at play. Carol was a good example of the woman of proverbs. We will all miss her but will rejoice when we see her again in heaven! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»βœοΈ - Posted by: Bruce and Shelley Jack (Friend ) on: Oct 22, 2022

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