On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. Boniface Hospital, Carol Lynn Maxwell passed away with her family by her side at the age of 66.
Born in Nipawin, SK, Carol graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her career in Alberta and Saskatchewan before moving to Manitoba, working in Morden and Winnipeg.
Carol worked the majority of her life as a Public Health Nurse in Manitoba. She loved her work, and all the people she would meet. Her colleagues were also very special to her, and she formed relationships that lasted well beyond retirement.
One of her favourite sayings was, “friends are the family you choose for yourself,” and no one could personify that better than her. Her love of entertaining and cooking led to many lively nights with friends, and often resulted with guests taking home buns and other specialties. She was always thinking of others and went out of her way to let you know how special you were to her.
Carol was predeceased by her father Samuel (Sandy) Maxwell and her aunt Pat Berry, and she is survived by her son Casey (Mandy), her daughter Carla-Jean (Devin),her granddaughter Georgia Lark, her mother Gladys, her brother and sister in law David and Laureen Maxwell, and nieces Sheena (Adam), Tiffany (Colin), her nephew Spencer (Veline), great nieces and nephews, her cousins, neighbours and friends too numerous to mention.
The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Cancer care at St. Boniface Hospital, namely Dr. Altman, as well as the nursing team and the staff of 6A.
A memorial service will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery) on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honour of Carol to the Children's Hospital Foundation.