Carol-Ann Francis Dwyer
October 5, 1943~ February 27, 2014
Carol-Ann passed away peacefully in her sleep after a year long courageous struggle with ALS. She was supported in her final moments by her loving husband, Marcus Willems, as well as her family and friends.
Carol’s life was well lived and she blessed those who came to know her. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and cousin to her large family. She had a legion of wonderful friends. During her long career as a drug, alcohol, and gambling counselor with both private and government agencies, she touched many lives. She was a social activist for change and gave her time to numerous organizations.
Carol loved people and never missed an opportunity to engage in a conversation. She was passionate about her work, and enjoyed being outdoors, walking in her garden, hiking, or camping. She was a spiritual person who had a strong connection with nature and a Higher Power. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Simms Road on Saturday, April 12 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Her family wishes to thank Dr. Kathleen McFadden, Dr. Willem Prinsloo, and Dr. Leizl Sullivan for their compassionate care. Many thanks to home care nurses, Tracy and Deb, nutritionist Erin, and to Michael from Hospice. Thank you to Loni, Cora, Ann and all of the care aides who helped Carol live at home until the final week of her life.
At Carol’s request, donations may be made to the ALS Society of BC.