February 3, 1945 – November 19, 2020
Carol passed away peacefully after a long courageous fight with cancer. The family would like to extend thanks for the incredible support received from the Vernon Medical Team, The Vernon Jubilee Hospital, The Kelowna Cancer Centre, The Palliative Team 1 crew, The North Okanagan Hospice Society, The Red Cross and all the care aid workers. Your dedication was not only professional and supportive, it was compassionate and respectful.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Viola Pickering; brother, Arthur “Bubba” Pickering; sister, Arlene Michaud; and her first husband, Larry Marks. She will always be missed by her family: Ken Irie (husband); Stephen Marks (son); Jennifer Cliff-Marks (daughter-in-law); Kody Marks (grandson); Aunt Gloria Pickering; nieces, Jill, Lynn, Elaine; and nephew, Richard.
Carol was defined by her friends. She was part of the FU (Females United) sisters, The Ya-Ya’s and the Silver Star Jewels. Her creative ability was endless. She loved art and music of all forms.
Carol was cremated and her remains will be taken to Toronto at a later date where she will be buried with her family. Due to the current Pandemic the family will have a Celebration of Carol’s Life in both Vernon and Toronto when it is safe to travel and we can all be together.
“You were a fiercely independent woman who enjoyed everything life had to offer. Your amazing journey has ended. You brought joy to a lot of people. Rest in peace.”
In lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations in memory of Carol to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation at – https://vjhfoundation.org/ways-to-give/give/
Cremation arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
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