Carole passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Hart House following a difficult struggle with several serious health issues over the last few months.  She was a loving and devoted daughter of the late Alfred and Phyllis Foley and beloved long-distance partner of Don Snider of Richmond Hill, ON, who will deeply miss his beautiful “Zeesie”.  Carole is survived by her former husband, Bill MacKinnon, of Toronto.

Carole was born and raised in Saint John, NB.  She had a successful career in the financial field, namely international money markets, working in Montreal, London (England) and Toronto.  After retirement, she moved to Victoria and enjoyed a happy life there.  A strong-minded, independent woman, she was a dog lover and owner, a therapy dog volunteer, an avid traveller, a voracious reader, supporter of various charities, Shakespeare fan and a loyal friend.  Her charm, intelligence, and wit always shone through.

Thanks to the wonderful staff of Hart House for their compassionate care.

May Carole’s memory forever be a blessing to those whose lives she touched.

No service as per her request.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria SPCA in Carole’s memory would be appreciated, either online at or by phone at 250-388-7722.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Verity & Dan McGregor
    July 11, 2019

    We have known Carole and her mum Phyllis since the mid 90’s. Having know her this long it is so hard to accept that she has passed and that it is the end of an era of our connection with her family.
    Carole truly was such a passionate and caring dog lover. She had a number of dogs throughout her life and so kindly devoted a fair bit of her time in taking them on
    hospital visits to cheer patients.
    The last years of her life were particularly wonderful having met her dear soulmate Don.
    It is such a good thing that Carole can rest peacefully now. SHe will be very missed.

    Love, Verity & Dan McGregor

  • Don Snider
    July 7, 2019

    Carole dear, not a moment goes by that you’re not in my thoughts. My heart is broken and I miss you terribly.

    You brought so much joy and happiness into my life and into others’ too. We were a team and you, Carole, were the star on that team. There are so many wonderful memories I will cherish.

    Rest peacefully, sweetheart. You’ll always be my beautiful, incomparable Zeesie and I will love you forever.


  • carol b
    July 6, 2019

    Condolences and prayers for all Carole’s friends and family – so sad to read of her passing –
    She was a remarkable person and I was blessed to share time with her and Jake up at the university “dog walk” area.
    May God bless her and may she be in the peace and light of eternal rest with our Lord.
    Pearls and Bomani’s mom carol b

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