Colleen Alice Karton
With much sadness we announce the passing of our Mom and Pinky Grandma, who was born to Charles Atsel and Alice Mary Nickerson on March 8, 1932 and passed away on June 30, 2011 in the Campbell River Hospital.
Colleen moved into the Campbell River area from Squamish, BC in 1984, and gave active service in the Quadra Island Legion, where she served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Mom loved her cats, all her animal friends, and never a person or an animal went without a meal, comfort, and shelter if our Pinky Grandma knew.
Colleen is survived and will be deeply missed by her three children; Katherine, Karry and Sean, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Colleen was predeceased by two husbands; Sydney Edward Karton and Orville Clarke; seven brothers; George, Charles, Cecil, Frederick, Ronald, Raymond, Terrence, and two sisters; Thelma Pettit (Nickerson), and Edna Herron (Nickerson).
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Jacobs and all the Campbell River Hospital staff.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Quadra Island Legion on July 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm.
Island Funeral Services
Elk Falls Cremation and Reception Centre