Obituary of Carolyn Lalonde
Carolyn Virginia Lalonde (Mollins) of Stratford, PEI, aged 82, died peacefully at the Whisperwood Villa in Charlottetown on August 5th, 2022.
Carolyn was the cherished wife of her beloved husband of 56 years, Norman, who predeceased Carolyn by only six days.
She is survived by her adoring nieces; Joanne (Tom), Dianne (Tony), and Cathy (Mark), loving nephews; Philip (Linda), Bob (Lois), and Peter (Sophie), her brother-in-law Eric Lalonde (Frances, deceased), her cousin and dear friend Phyllis Steeves (Terry, deceased), as well as many beloved grand nieces and nephews. Carolyn will be missed dearly missed by many good friends that were like family to her.
Carolyn was predeceased by; brother Charles Vincent Mollins Jr., her parents Charles Vincent Sr. and Ethel Mildred Mollins (Jonah), parents-in-law Henri and Ida Lalonde (Harrison), sister-in-law Anita Leblanc (Jules) and brother-in-law Andrew Mansi.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick on July 3, 1940, Carolyn grew up in Hillsborough, New Brunswick until she moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1953. Carolyn worked for Allied Chemicals where she met Norman. They married in 1966 in Montreal where they lived until 1972. They enjoyed several years living in Florham Park, New Jersey then Oakville, Ontario. Being a Maritimer Carolyn dreamt of returning to her roots. They bought a cottage in New London, PEI where she and Norman made good friends and great memories. They moved to Stratford, PEI in 1997 where they were proud to call home for 25 years.
Carolyn had a flare for decorating each of their homes and was an avid gardener. She was an incredible cook and loved to entertain. Carolyn enjoyed traveling and loved sharing stories of their adventures with family and friends. Carolyn had many beloved cats over the years and each of them held a very special place in her heart.
Carolyn and Norman had a beautiful love story. Their devotion and deep love for one another was obvious and admired by many. It is no surprise to anyone that knew and loved Carolyn and Norman that they left for their next adventure together.
Carolyn's family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Carolyn Boudreau for her loving care and for becoming a good friend, Barb Stevenson for her dedication and long-time service, Don and Monica Bray for their friendship and especially for all their help these past few years. A special thank you to Paula Landrigin, who went above and beyond to ensure Carolyn received the care she needed, and Norman ensured she got in her last few months.
Many thanks to the staff on unit 8 at the QEH and the staff of the Whisperwood Villa for your care.
A Celebration of Carolyn's Life will be planned in the near future. Interment will take place in Gray's Island Cemetery in Hillsborough, NB.
If you would like to donate to the Alzheimer Society of PEI in Carolyn's memory, it would be greatly appreciated by the family.