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Obituary Carrol Edwards was born to Roy and Martha Williams on August 10, 1957, in Winnipeg MB. Being in an army family and the eldest of three girls, her childhood was full of travel between bases in Canada and West Germany as she developed a strong independence and resilience as well as a love of figure skating, the arts, and shared adventure. Carrol was a protective older sister and roll model with family being a core constant in their ever-changing environment. A born leader, she was a woman ahead of her time, refusing to marry for anything but love and developing her career as well as her passions. She followed her best friend to Fort St. John, BC in 1981 after completing schooling for business administration. One summer evening she met Billy (William) Edwards at the Beatton River and they hit it off instantly, marrying the following summer in 1982. The two made FSJ their forever home as they raised their two children, Amanda and Ryan. Carrol wholly supported her kids’ interests and wasn’t afraid to create complicated costumes, or learn the details of a new activity, to encourage their success. This included multitasking like none other as well as strategically planning days at a Disney theme park to ensure maximum fun! Carrol was always available for a laugh and a chat, warmly welcoming everyone to her home and quickly turning friends into family. She loved deep conversations that lasted long into the night and wasn’t afraid to say things as they were as she shared her learned wisdom and values. Her strong hugs and hearty laugh made everyone feel loved and cared for, and better for having visited. Carrol’s courage, strength, faith, and humour has inspired all who knew her to face adversity head-on, especially as she undertook her own health battle with grace and dignity. Surrounded by family, she peacefully joined her parents (Roy and Martha), aunt (Marcella), father-in-law (Bill), and brother and sister-in-law (Doug and Doris) in heaven on September 17, 2022. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her husband Billy, children Amanda Thomas-Edwards and Ryan Edwards, and granddaughter Claire Thomas; her sisters Shelby (Zoran) Vaskic and Trina (Dereck) Renberg with the extended Williams family; her mother-in-law Dorothy Edwards and in-laws Dwayne Edwards, Neil (Melanie) Edwards, and Lori Edwards; as well as her many nieces, nephews, extended and ‘adopted’ family, friends, and colleagues. There will be a viewing Monday September 26, 2022 at Hamre's Funeral Chapel from 6:00pm - 8:00pm There will be a Funeral Service on Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Charlie Lake Church. Following the funeral there will be a graveside service at the Cecil Lake Cemetery, and a memorial tea at the Cecil Lake Community Hall. Expressions of sympathy can be made by donation in memory of Carrol to Diabetes Canada Click here to donate. Services Open Viewing Monday September 26, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hamre's Funeral Chapel 10315 102 Street Fort St. John, BC V1J4B9 Funeral Service Tuesday September 27, 2022 2:00 PM Charlie Lake Community Church Old Hope Rd. Charlie Lake, BC V0C1H0 Memorial Tea to follow Tuesday September 27, 2022 Cecil Lake Community Hall 4864 Cecil Lake Rd Cecil Lake, BC V0C 1G0 Interment to follow Tuesday September 27, 2022 Cecil Lake Cemetery 4607 Cecil Lake Road Cecil Lake, BC V0C 1G0To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carrol Edwards, please visit Tribute Store
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