Carole Anne Goldney (nee Koushnir)

July 16, 1938 – August 24, 2018
Carole Anne Goldney (nee Koushnir) passed away peacefully at Trinity Hospice at Overlander Extended Care Unit on August 24, 2018, in Kamloops, BC, at the age of 80.

Carole is survived by her children Glenn Goldney (Vancouver) and Dodie Goldney (Kamloops), by her sister Vicki Koushnir (Campbell River), and her nephew Stephen Clubine (Campbell River).

Carole was born in Vancouver on July 16, 1938, to Victor Koushnir and Doreen (Ellis) Koushnir. She graduated from Gladstone Secondary in 1956. She was involved in art, music, theatre and dance projects during her school years, and was also a BC Lions majorette in 1954. She continued to teach dance and began working for BC Electric (later BC Hydro), after graduating high school. She was crowned Miss Vancouver in 1957.

Carole married Ron Goldney in 1960, and in the early ’60s, moved with him to Vernon to help open the new BC Hydro offices there. Their two children were born in Vernon. She took a break from paid work to raise Glenn and Dodie, returning to BC Hydro when both were in school. Carole returned to Vancouver in 1976, continuing to work at BC Hydro until her retirement.

After retiring, Carole pursued her lifelong dream of painting, becoming a prolific watercolourist. She was also a dedicated member of the Victoria Drive Community Hall Association, including her volunteer work with the Victoria Drive Girls’ Softball League and the Miss Victoria Drive Pageant.

Diagnosed with kidney disease in 2003, she moved to Kamloops in 2015. As she wished, she was able to remain in her own home until her last two weeks of life.

A memorial is scheduled for 1:00 PM at First Memorial (602 Kingsway, Vancouver). Ron Wood will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carole’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch, #200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6. The family would especially like to thank the staff at the Royal Inland Hospital Renal Unit and at Trinity Hospice at Overlander for their dedication and compassionate care.

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