October 7, 1943 – May 10, 2015
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord
After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Carol passed away in Courtenay, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her children’s father, Ike Guignard, father and mother, Merlin and Monica Behan, brother, Rick Behan, brother-in-law, Les Zohner and niece, Shelley Zohner.
She is survived by, and will be lovingly missed by her four children: Trevor Guignard (Sharon), Stacey Guignard, Nishelle Leask (Calvin) and Dereck Guignard (Jennifer), grandchildren: Chelsea, Tom, Kane, Kyle, Taylor, Miranda, Austin, Braxton, Madison, Shae-Lynne, Calum and Kaylee. Carol also leaves behind to mourn, her sisters Nora McHattie (Jim), Isobel Behan, both of Victoria, Maureen Zohner of Powell River, and brother Tom Behan (Rosie) of Campbell River, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Carol was a member of the Catholic Women’s League in both Powell River and Campbell River. Her strong faith was everything to her. She was a great community volunteer and was always ready and eager to help her family. In recent years, she discovered a love for painting. She shared her paintings with her friends and family for lasting memories. She loved her apartment across from the ocean in Campbell River and enjoyed her daily walks along the seawalk with her dog Miguel.
Carol was a gracious, kind, loving, compassionate, understanding human being who always put her children, grandchildren and others before herself. Her time with us was much too short and she will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Her family would like to thank the amazing palliative care team: Dr. Sullivan (Campbell River), Dr. Fehlau (Comox), the wonderful nurses, home support workers, Comox Valley Hospice Society and Canadian Red Cross. They provided comfort, kindness, understanding and all the necessary equipment and medication to make Carol’s last weeks as comfortable as possible.
A funeral mass and service will be held:
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:30 am
Saint Patrick’s Church
34 South Alder Street
Campbell River, BC
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.