Carol Margaret McConnell (nee Funk) of Kamloops, B.C. passed away on November 12, 2018 at 71 years of age with her family by her side. She is survived by her children: Robert of Edmonton, Adele (Martin) of Langley, Yvette (Trevor) of Kamloops and Sean (Shelly) of Kamloops, grandson James (Carrie-Ann) of Calgary, brothers Wayne (Sherry) Funk of Wetaskiwin and Nelson Funk of Wanless, sisters Joan (Rev. Harry) Chuckry of Arborg and Brenda (Erwin) Reinfort of The Pas, uncles William (Nellie) Sandberg and Harold (Ruby) Sandberg and aunt Norma Sandberg, and also, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Also saddened by her sudden passing is all her friends that she made through her life’s journey, and her “fur babies” Persia and Baby.
Carol was predeceased by her parents Charles and Elsie Funk.
Born on May 11, 1947 in The Pas, Manitoba. She spent time growing up in the Manitoba towns of Gillam, Wabowden and The Pas. Later our family moved to Kamloops in the early 1970’s. Mom had worked at several jobs including 27 years at Interior Health until her retirement as a care aid. She enjoyed the many clients she met, and the many friends made during that time. She could always be counted on for her volunteering efforts over the years from helping with minor hockey, K.I.B.T baseball, slo-pitch ball tournaments and meat draws to name just a few. She also a proud member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #915 for over 30 years. Mom enjoyed bowling, playing darts and playing slo-pitch with us kids. She also loved to sing and spent lots of time at jam sessions and karaoke.
“PETER PUCK!” mother, this place won’t be the same without your infectious laugh and upbeat personality. We will all miss you dearly.
A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held in early 2019. Special thanks to Dr. Stolze and the staff at RIH 5 North. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.