07 August 1951 – 28 August 2008
Carol Simpson passed away at home surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer.
Predeceased by her beloved aunt June Stevens, her sister Lynn Brand and her father John Bennett.
Survived by her husband Michael, her children Matthew and Katy, her mother Ellen Bennett and family.
Carol was born on Salt Spring Island and worked in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto for several years following graduation from Gulf Islands Secondary. Carol accepted a promotion and returned to Vancouver as Office Administrator of an insurance company in 1977. She and her husband Michael married and she returned to Salt Spring to start a family in 1980. In the years following she worked in office services for Gulf Islands Realty, KIS Office Services and Royal LePage. At the same time she became well known as the producer of the Lions Salt Spring Island Directory and as bookkeeper for Pioneer Village and Croftonbrook.
Carol also put her organizational skills to work creating the Santa’s Workshop project and was a founding member of Island Comfort Quilts.
In her spare time, Carol was an avid gardener, quilter and cook who was recognized by many ribbons for each at the Fall Fair which she actively supported. She also enjoyed golfing and baseball, both of which she played throughout most of her life.
Thank you to Dr. Georges Benloulou, Dr. Robert Crossland, the staff of Lady Minto Hospital, the BC Cancer Agency and to the Home and Community Nurses who were so helpful and supportive.
There will be a memorial service on
Saturday 20 September 2008 at 2:30 pm
at The Community Gospel Chapel
147 Vesuvius Bay Road, Salt Spring Island