It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carolyn Yvonne Shelton on January 18, 2020 at the age of 56. Carolyn leaves behind, and will be very much missed by her loving husband, Randy; children, Burke (Shelby, Lillian, Emily, Edwin), Matthew, Addison, and Cara; father, Carl; siblings, Marlene, Mervin (Marlene), Jenny (Wade); nieces and nephews, Daniel (Reena, Walker, Gunner), Ashten, Jay, Cassandra (Prince), Kieran, and Kyler; along with numerous relatives and friends. Carolyn was predeceased by her mother, Lois, and brother, Dale.
Carolyn was born in Rosevalley, SK on July 25, 1963 and married Randy in 1986. They lived in Edmonton for a couple years before moving to Peers, where they put down roots and raised their children on the farm. Carolyn went to NAIT and got her diploma in stenography and worked as a court reporter for a few years before moving to Peers, where she decided to stay home to raise her children. In early 2000, after being diagnosed with MS, Carolyn decided to go back to work and became a teacher’s aid in Edson and Fulham, until the disease made it impossible to continue working. With the help of her family and live-in caregivers, Carolyn was able to stay at home until late 2014, when she went to stay in Red Deer at a home where she could get the help she needed. Throughout all of this, Carolyn always managed to stay positive and keep a smile on her face. She was not a quitter.
Carolyn had many passions, most important of which was her family, whom she proudly supported and protected. She loved to read, do puzzles, play games, and collect Horse quarters. Carolyn was loved by many and will be greatly missed by everyone.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Terry Fox Foundation, as it was one of Carolyn’s favourites.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Edson Legion on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM with the interment at the MacLeod Valley Cemetery by Peers.
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The Terry Fox Foundation
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