Carolyne Wenban passed away peacefully on May 25, 2021.  Born along the Thames, in 1936, Carolyne’s life was shaped by the effects of WWII and the bombs that ravaged the area.   The difficult times forced a no-nonsense approach to life which served her well for the rest of her days.  At the age of 19, Carolyne immigrated to Canada, on her own, spending a year in Toronto, before returning to Swanscombe, where she met and married her husband of 54 years, Bill.  With their two young sons, they returned to Canada and forged a wonderful life together.   Carolyne was an energetic firecracker with an endless zest for life: she was involved in countless activities, classes and events and gave her time to many.   From painting and art classes, music lessons, language classes, baking for local seniors, captain of the neighbourhood watch, volunteering at the hospital and her involvement at the Gorge Vale golf club, she was tirelessly involved in the community.   While Carolyne and Bill took many wonderful trips, their waterfront home in Victoria, was her happy place where she took pride in keeping a large and beautiful garden.   Preceded in death by her husband William, in 2013, Carolyne leaves behind her loving sons, Mark and Michael, and granddaughters, Megan, Erin, and Eli, an extended family in England and abroad, and many friends.  Her sense of humor and love of life will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services will be arranged once appropriate.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Gail Poulton and Lonnie Poulton

    Mike and Mark, I am so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She and your Dad were wonderful friends and neighbours to Lonnie and I. I will be forever grateful for that friendship and will hold both of them in my heart.
    Sending hugs and healing thoughts that they are together again.

  • Mary English

    Mike, Thinking of you at this sad time. Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss.

  • Ann, Nick & family

    Dear Aunt Carol
    Such a big personality, such a big heart.
    Such great memories – we will treasure always.
    RIP with your beloved Uncle Bill. Loved and remembered always x

  • Barry Obara

    Mark & Michael,
    I am very sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. I knew your Dad Bill very well (initially through Malloch & Moseley and Forestland Industries) and of course your mother Carolyne. I have very fond memories of them both and wish you my greatest sympathy. I will always remember them of their very kind and caring ways.

  • Steve Tarr

    Mike, sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. I know that the past couple of years were tough on you and Mark. Know that she is now at peace.
    Hope that you are doing ok. Steve

  • margaret savage

    YOUR WITH Bill now Carol I have missed you both so much. The many times you both came to stay with me and the many hours we sat on my balcony with Bill remembering his years on the River Thames Always remembered with love Peggy xxx

  • Simon

    My dearest Carol
    You lit up our lives
    You and Bill will always be with us, in our hearts and beautiful memories.
    So much fun, joy and laughter
    Now you are reunited with your beloved Bill
    RIP lovely darling lady
    Gone but never forgotten ❤️❤️❤️

  • Eli

    Love you Nana, I will miss you and you will always forever be in my heart. ❤️❤️❤️
    -Eli xoxo <3

  • Alma Lucia Rubi Rios

    Carolyne I have a lot of good memories with you and Bill, I know that you two are now together happy.
    I will always remember you and miss you.
    Rest in Peace
    It was really good to have you in our lives.
    We will always love you.
    Mark and Michael and I send you big hugs.

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