July 25, 1946 – January 7, 2023
We are sad to announce the passing of Carol Ann Carruthers of Rimbey, Alberta at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the age of 76 years.
Carol was born in Rimbey on July 25, 1946, to Alexander “Sandy” and Esther Langmuir. She was raised on the family farm northeast of Rimbey. In 1951 Carol and her parents returned to England where her father searched for employment. Being unsuccessful, they returned to Canada and settled back on the farm. Carol attended school in Rimbey from 1952 until 1963. On September 7, 1963, she married the love of her life Glenn Leroy Carruthers of Winfield, Alberta. Together they raised their three children Richard, Wendy, and Calvin. Glenn and Carol resided in various locations over their 39 years of marriage; Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, Winfield, Edmonton, and Fort Saskatchewan. They eventually returned to Rimbey where they spent their final years. While living in Fort Saskatchewan, Carol worked at the hospital cleaning rooms and doing laundry. When they returned to Rimbey, she worked as the custodian at the Bluffton School until being placed on disability leave. Carol volunteered and managed Helping Hands in Rimbey for several years. She always enjoyed helping those in need. She often spoke of her grandchildren and loved when they would visit her.
Carol has left to mourn her passing her three children Richard Carruthers of Rimbey; Calvin Carruthers also of Rimbey; and Wendy (John) Parker of Edmonton; as well as three cherished grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her two sisters Sylvia Andersen of Red Deer, and Donna (Scott) Jackson of Clive; in addition to several nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and other relatives in Canada, Australia, and England. Carol was predeceased by her parents Sandy and Esther; and her husband Glenn.
“It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish.”
A Service of Celebration in Carol’s Honour will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in the Mount Clare Cemetery, Winfield. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Carol’s memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Carol Ann Carruthers entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd. Rimbey, Alberta 403-843-4445
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