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Died peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 of progressive supranuclear palsy.  Carolle was born in Calgary, Alberta on December 24, 1935 to David and Elsie Oliphant.  She grew up in Victoria and graduated from Victoria High School.  She met her love and best friend, Stewart, at Fairfield United Church Sunday School, and they were married at the church on July 24th, 1954.

Carolle was involved with many aspects of Fairfield United, including the CGIT and Friendship Club, and she sang in the choir for many years.  She loved her fitness classes and was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization.  Carolle was devoted to her family and friends.  She and Stewart were the centre of the family, and we are all grateful to have had her in our lives.  She kept her grace and sense of humour right up to the end.

Carolle is survived by her loving family: five children, David (Anna), Leslie Flaro (Chris), Russell, Robert (Margo) and Jamie (Wendy Gordon); grandchildren Iain, Alison, Gordon, Adam, Andrew, Samuel, Robin, Madden, Reece and Shea; great-grandchildren Sebastian, Harper, David, Steven and Brielle, and a large extended family.  She was predeceased by her sister Barbara Dawson; brothers Glenn and Alan; and is survived by her brother Kenneth (Lorraine) and sister-in-law Kathryn Oliphant.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the exceptional care Carolle received from the staff at Hart House.

“The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near.”

A service in memory of Carolle’s life will be held at Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., followed by a reception at The University Club, West Campus Way at UVic.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Carolle may be made to The Mustard Seed Street Church and Food Bank, 625 Queens Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8T 1L9.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Cathy Yoblonski
    October 27, 2017

    My thoughts are with your family, and my friend Russ, in this moment of sadness.

  • Dean, Carl, Caley,and Ryder Marchtaler
    October 16, 2017

    Our deepest condolences go out to all the family, Carolle, but we new her only as Nana. was a wonderful, welcoming spirit. No matter if we were at a family gatherings,or just stopping by to say hello,it seemed like
    it was all about us. The feeling of being absorbed into such a warm and loving family,could only be instilled
    by one person,Carolle. May she rest in peace,and her entity remain in all of you.

  • Nia and Dave
    October 12, 2017

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the whole family. Our thoughts are with all of you especially David and Allison. May she rest in peace.

  • Alison Foster
    October 12, 2017

    alleym@gmail.com
    My Nana loved God, loved her family, and loved all people around her. She loved life!
    Nana and Grandad took me to church whenever I asked to go. We had so many good times together. They always planned fun things for the whole family to do together. Aunts, Uncles, cousins, everyone included.
    I’m so glad my children were able to meet her.
    I wish I could tell her how much I love her and what she meant to me. She was an amazing person, and an amazing Nana. Everyone will miss her so much.

  • Diane Owens
    October 11, 2017

    I have enjoyed knowing your Mom since high school days. She was a lovely lady in all respects.
    I love this poem. I want to share it with you as she joins Stu and siblings.
    People disappear, but they never really go away.
    The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass and spin the earth in dizzy circles.
    Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud in the daytime when they’re supposed to be sleeping.
    They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug the tide.
    They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes and when they sing windsongs, they whisper to us
    “Don’t miss me too much
    The view is nice, and I’m doing just fine”.

  • Catriona Gow
    October 10, 2017

    I was very fortunate to spend time with the McIntosh’s as a young girl. They were (and I am sure still are)a fun filled, caring family who were guided under the direction of two loving parents.Mrs. McIntosh was always so patient, kind and willing to include her children’s friends in so many ways.I have many memories, but two that come to mind are Mrs. McIntosh driving her old jalopy, and giving it a very endearing name that I have long forgotten, and Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh holding hands back then and in much later years when I ran into them. It was always obvious how much they loved each other, and how that love enveloped their family and friends.They set a great example.

  • Isabel and Steve Veres
    October 8, 2017

    DAVID and FAMILY,

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother, Carolle, and know she was
    welcomed into Heaven by Stewart and is at peace.

  • Leslie and Carlo
    October 8, 2017

    David, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our condolences to you, Anna and family. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Vanda Fikus
    October 6, 2017

    Dave,

    Heartfelt condolences to you, Anna and your family at this time of grief. I only met your mother on a few occasions but I’ll never forget her sweet nature and beautiful smile. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Vanda

  • Melanie Sundquist
    October 6, 2017

    Our condolences to your family. Bob and I had the honour of getting to know your Mom when we were at Hart House. I remember her elegant determination, but mostly I remember how much she would light up when any of you visited. It was very evident that she loved you all dearly, and was proud of everyone. She will live on in your hearts forever.
    Melanie & Bob

  • Julian Fikus
    October 6, 2017

    I fondly remember Mrs. McIntosh as a very gracious and kindly lady of the “old school” who was genuinely interested in and cared about other people. She lived a life anyone would be proud of. Sympathies to David and all the McIntosh family on your loss. God bless.

  • Terry Magee
    October 6, 2017

    David,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Dayle Kotturi
    October 6, 2017

    To my dear auntie, it was a pleasure to know you. I will miss the sparkle with which you always greeted me.

  • Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco
    October 5, 2017

    I was fortunate to meet Carol in a number of opportunities and she welcomed me into her circle with sincere warmth. I will never forget that and her lovely family.

  • Gayla Baranieski
    October 4, 2017

    David, I know how special your mom was to you. Our thoughts are with you, Anna and your family.
    with love, Gayla and Michael

  • Carmen Pietracupa
    October 4, 2017

    Aunty Carolle, your smile, kindness and grace will truly be missed ! My condolences

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