December 10, 1946 – September 6, 2015
It is with gratitude for her life and sorrow at her passing, that the family of Carol Ann Cuzzocrea, announce her passing away peacefully on September 6, 2015 with family and friends by her side.
Carol was born in Kelowna, BC on December 10, 1946, the second of five children to Dave and Lil Hewer. Her childhood was spent between Kelowna and Prince Rupert where she had many fond memories of picnics and holiday celebrations and Sunday dinners. After university Carol married Charlie Cuzzocrea and moved to Campbell River in 1969 where she raised their two children.
Carol was an amazing mother, nanny and friend. An avid bridge player, she will be missed for her thoughtfulness, keen wit, sense of style, strength.
It is from her parents that she learned that love and kindness are all that matters. Carol was the most thoughtful person who would spend hours meticulously picking out a perfect gift for a friend or preparing a home cooked meal for her guests. She spent more time thinking of others than herself. If you went to her house you were sure of a something delicious to eat, her undivided attention and lots of laughs.
Twenty five years ago, Carol became a realtor and formed a legendary business partnership with her friend Toni Smith. Century 21 or REMAX, it didn’t matter. Carol and Toni’s friendship eclipsed all else. How they managed to remain business partners and friends for so long was no mystery, it was based on love – love for their job and love for each other.
With her passing, the secret of who really burned down the family garage will forever remain a mystery.
Carol was predeceased by her parents Dave and Lillian Hewer. She is survived by her son Craig and daughter Stacy (Greg), grandchildren Seth and Rocco, brothers Gary (Sue), David (Janet), Joey (Karla), sister Meldy (Ken) and numerous nieces and nephews. 4 no trump.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 7 pm in the Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life will follow on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 1pm in the Campbell River Baptist Church with a reception to follow.