Carol Jean York
1950 – 2015
Carol Jean York of Cranbrook peacefully passed away October 21, 2015 at East Kootenay Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
Carol was born April 12, 1950 in Revelstoke, BC where she grew up and went to school. At the age of 18 she met and married Larry York, the love of her life, in Revelstoke.
She attended the Okanagan College in Kelowna. After living briefly in Kelowna and Terrace, Carol and Larry moved to Cranbrook where they settled down.
Carol was a great supporter of the ‘Sweetheart Program’. She created many beautiful sweetheart gowns. As a member of ‘Chums of the Chamber’ she travelled with the city float and was a chaperone for many years.
Carol was a well-known seamstress in Cranbrook, an amazing cook and hostess. She enjoyed catering and was a season ticket holder for the Kootenay Ice for 10 years. People loved her humour, warm heart and smile. She was devoted to her family.
Carol was predeceased by her father, Wentworth Smythe, and parents in-law Helen and Bruce York.
She is survived by her husband Larry, daughter Shelley (Dean) Landmark, grandchildren Sheldon York and Ceanna Landmark, step-grandchildren Justin, Jessie and Trevor Landmark; mother Mabel Langmo; brother Alan (Sue) Smythe; sister Wendy (Bruce) Murdoch; sister Sherry (Richard) Dahle; brother Hugh (Shawna) Smythe; and sister Janet (Dan) Hanna; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Carole (Doug) Hayhurst and children and brother-in-law Glen (Linda) York and children.
A memorial service to remember Carol will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank Dr. McIver and the staff at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for their care of our Mom and also thanks to Logan Murdoch, Alena Saprinka, Keltie Murdoch and the Ktunaxa Child AND Family Services and the Ktunaxa Nation for all their kind help.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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