Carolyn Georgina (nee Holton) England
22 June 1921 - 3 September 2014
Mom gently passed away the evening of September 3 at the age of 93 at her home in Yellowknife with her family by her side.
Carolyn was born in Belleville, Ontario, the third child to Minnie and Harold Holton, and was raised mainly in Hamilton and Toronto. After graduating from high school and secretarial school, she worked for the province of Ontario. She married Walter England in 1942 and followed him North to Yellowknife in June 1946 after he was discharged from the Air Force. She raised four children and worked alongside Walter in the family hardware business – Yellowknife Hardware. She was active in the Daughters of the Midnight Sun and the Yellowknife Ladies Curling Club, representing the North in many tournaments in the south. She served on the Stanton Hospital Board and the Yellowknife Public School Board. She was a charter member of the Yellowknife Golf Club. She was an avid traveller, visiting as much of the world as she could.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother Donald, sister Barbara, her husband Walter and two grandsons Michael and Gregory. She leaves behind her four children: Patricia (Robert), Stephen (Terry), Diane and Frank (Darlene); grandchildren Mark, Brad, Nicolas, Mara, David, Carey and Michael S.; great-grandchildren Michael, Morgan, Mason, Abigail.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, September 13that 2:00 p.m. at the Baker Centre.
No flowers please. Donations to the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation or the Yellowknife Seniors Society would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to thank Dr. Farrell, Dr. Woodside, Dr. Hansen, the homecare nurses and caregivers, and Pam Taylor and Lyla Burnette for their care and attention.
She had a wonderful pioneer spirit.
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