Telford, Carol Lynne

Telford, Carol Lynne

February 11th, 2017

Passed away with family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on February 11, 2017 after a 9-year battle, well fought, with multiple myeloma. She was 70 years of age. Carol was the beloved wife and best friend of Peter Telford for 49 years. She was the devoted mother of Jessica (Jesse) and Matt (Brittany) and the proud grandmother of her precious grandchildren: Dylan and Sophie. Carol will be sorely missed by her much loved sister Isobel, and by her many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and colleagues. At the time of her original diagnosis, Carol was declared “palliative”; yet under the expert care of her medical team, and with the unwavering support of her family, Carol spent nine years engaged in watching her family grow and thrive. However arduous her path, she considered it more than worthwhile for that reward. Her family is forever grateful for the kindness, caring, and expertise of the staff of the London Regional Cancer Centre, South West CCAC, VON, and St. Joseph's Hospice. A special thank you to Doctors Ian Chin-Yee, William Clark, and Gihan Abdel Malek who treated Carol throughout her long ordeal. Carol was a paediatric physiotherapist for 40 years: two at Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London and 38 at KidsAbility in Waterloo (formerly the KW Rotary Centre). Her competence and compassion contributed to the quality of life of countless youngsters over the decades of her practice. At Carol’s request, cremation has already taken place. There will be a memorial celebration of life for Carol at the RiverBend Golf Community Clubhouse, 1200 Sandy Somerville Drive, London, ON N6K 5R2 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with remembrances at 3 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Carol are asked to consider St. Joseph's Hospice or the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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Brett Rest in peace Carol. You were as strong as they come and as caring too. You raised two great kids that will carry on your compassion and spirit. Lyndsey and I are so glad we had the chance to meet you. With love to the Telford clan. Xoxox
Jack and Millicent BristowWe remember your kindness to us Carol back in the days of my early career. We had many laughs together and you, we remember, as always being positive and caring. It is a sad day when the battle is lost but if there is any one thing we can take from your ordeal is your capacity to fight. The news of your passing has saddened us but we know the many good times you have had will be remembered enthusiastically by Peter, your children and grandchildren. Rest in peace Carol.
Patricia UsherSome people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. Carol was one of those people. She enriched my life in so many ways. I shall miss her but the good memories will sustain me and carry me on my journey. Sincere condolences to the family. May God bless you all at this difficult time.
Paul and Wendy PadfieldDear Pete, Jessica, Matt and families Sending our love, hugs and caring thoughts to you. Carol was a class act. We will remember Carol for her giggle, smile, and kindness she always extended to us. Paul and Wendy Padfield
Grace and Hubert SkanesDear Peter and family, We are so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. We had so many good years working together at the Rotary Centre and good social times as well. Lots of great memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Grace and Hubert
Janet and Ron MullinRemembering fondly our old friend and former neighbour and all the good times our families shared on "Twin Oaks". Carol was such a warm and caring woman and we are very saddened to learn of her passing. To Peter, Jessica, Matt and your families, we extend heartfelt sympathies from the entire Mullin family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ron and Jan Mullin
Brenda GaronDear Pete & family. My sincere condolences to all of you. Carol was a lovely lady, full of fun & laughter......so very brave through these last, difficult years. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Brenda (Padfield) Garon
Bridget O'BrienDear Peter, Jessica and Matt, she had such a big heart and I will miss her.
Bernie and Marg BurnettPeter Our sincere condolences on behalf of Marg and I and the Heidelberg/KW community of which you and Carol were an integral part of for so many years. You were both missed when you left and now we will miss Carol in our hearts as well as she moves on from this life. Bernie
Karen and Jack McDougallDear Peter and family Our deepest condolences on the passing of Carol. We know that she was a significant and loving part of your family and a great asset to many! She was a trooper! May the dedication and determination with which she lived her life continue to keep you warm. Hugs
Jim MajerI am remembering you and Carol from the 70's, when we were young and fearless. Good memories. Blessings to you and your family.
Doug & Bev Baechler & familyDear Peter, Jessica and Matt and family; We are saddened to hear of your loss. Carol was a terrific lady and will be missed by many. Remember that you have many friends in Heidelberg that still think of you and Carol. You are in our thoughts and our prayers for comfort and strength. With blessings Bev
Susan Rogers Carol I am so happy that we met several times for family gatherings with our children these past few years and thrilled that your son Matt married my daughter Brittany. It has been so enjoyable getting to know you and Peter. I will definitely miss your sweet and caring presence at future gatherings but know that you will never be forgotten. Love Sue
Carolyn SullivanDear Peter and family, I am so sorry to hear that Carol has passed away. I have so many good memories of Carol from our days at the Old Rotary Centre and KidsAbility in Waterloo. She was always so calm, had a firm plan of action that we should take and yet shared her humour and good times with us. We will miss her.
Susan ButlerMy condolences to Peter and family. Carol lit up any room and sparkled in her interactions with people. I learned a lot from her and always looked forward to any time I got to work with her on client visits together. She will be missed.
Ed & Rebeca KingDear Peter & Family, We send your our deepest sympathies and hope you will be surrounded with love and comfort in the coming days. Ed & Rebecca King
Julie EmeryMy dearest Jessica and her loving family, My heart goes out to each of you. May you be blessed with strength, and love during this time of sorrow. Please know that I am thinking of you. xo
Rick, Cheryl & familyPeter, Jess, Matt and families Our family has so many wonderful memories of Carol and our time together as neighbours. We will hold them dearly in our hearts forever. She was a special lady and we are blessed to have had her as a part of our lives. Much love to all of you from Rick & Cheryl, Amy & Geoff & family, Matt & Lauren.
Pat and Johanne HandPeter, Jessica and Matthew, our condolences on Carol's passing. I have so many great memories of Carol as a co-worker at KidsAbility. She was also the one who introduced me to the village of Heidelberg, for which Pat and I will be eternally grateful! We still think of you all often on our walks past your old home. Carol will always be remembered as a wonderful co-worker and neighbour.
Brian & Glenna HeggieThinking of you when words fail. May the happiness of memories ease the sadness of the moment.
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