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Obituary for Carole Elizabeth Anne Smith

Carole Elizabeth Anne  Smith
Born in Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom, March 1, 1942 and sailed with her family in 1947 aboard the Mauritania (I), to join her Father who was stationed with the Canadian Armed Forces in Dawson Creek, BC. Survived by her loving husband, Dudley, of 43 years with whom she danced for 12 years before marrying him; her mother, Betty (Don, deceased); sisters Christine (Bob) and Diane (Gary); nephews Dan and his family and Eric; and niece Alexis. An avid traveller, Carole circled the world several times both by air and by her favourite means of travel, by train. Carole was a voracious reader, cookbook collector, accomplished cook and oenophile, exceptional hostess, music and the arts, a car enthusiast and motorsport lover. Carole worked for 36 years in the airline industry being the first female airline employee at Toronto International Airport, and later on again, the first female employee to work in Operations (Load Control) at CP Air. Her airline career saw her working in Toronto, Honolulu and finally in Vancouver where she and Dudley relocated in 1987 and where Carole continued to work until retiring from airline Operations in 2001. In retirement, Carole enjoyed cooking, time at Sooke Harbour House, Barbara-jo’s Books to Cooks, road trips to wine country, and continued international adventures. While Carole’s last weeks were difficult, Dudley would like to thank and make particular note of the loving , kind and generous care Carole received from the all the Fourth Floor East staff at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2 pm at St. Francis in the Wood, 4773 South Piccadilly Rd, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, Dudley asks that a Tribute Donation be made in Carole’s name to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation.
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