It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the “Dreamweaver lady” Laurie Carmody after a very brave two year battle with cancer.
Laurie leaves behind Craig, her loving husband of 37 years, and will be sadly missed by her three sons Heath, Micah (Rachel), and Kyle (Stacy). Laurie and Craig also have one grandson Keean who will miss his grandma a great deal. Laurie is also survived by her brother Rob (Shoe) Glenesk and wife Janis, as well as her nephew Shannon Glenesk and wife Helen here in the Vernon area. Laurie also had many nieces and nephews throughout southern Ontario: Joanne, David, Jennifer, Linda, Greg, Shane and Kathleen
She will also be missed very much by husband Craig’s family Bruce, Cindy, Shirley and Trish in Ontario as well as mother in law Margaret Carmody. Laurie was pre-deceased by her parents James and Elizabeth (Betty) Glenesk.
Laurie was born in Edmonton, lived in Drayton Valley for a few years and then spent the bulk of her youth back in Edmonton. As a young lady she relocated to Toronto where she met Craig and the couple was married in Edmonton June 30, 1973. They continued to live in Edmonton raising their family until 1994 when the whole family migrated to Vernon.
If Laurie had been asked to list the greatest accomplishments in her life there is no doubt that she would have placed raising her three fine boys right at the top of that list. But Laurie was more than just a loving wife and mother, she was also the Dreamweaver lady—the beautiful smiling face that greeted every person who entered the shop for the 11 years that she owned it. Always helpful, caring, compassionate and supportive, many of her customers became her friends and they too will miss her a great deal.
A gathering of her family and friends to celebrate her life will be held in the tea room of the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Donations to the Vernon Hospice House will be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.