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Carolyn Charlotte Riley

April 15, 1954 - May 15, 2020

RILEY, Carolyn (Carol) – We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Carol on May 15, 2020. It is the heartfelt loss to her husband Harvey of 46 years and her daughters, Julie (Stevan) and Lisa (Stu) and her grandchildren Riley Taylor, Jakob Glass and Charlotte Fazekas and Niece Sherri Wylie.

Born April 15, 1954 in Stratford, ON, she is the daughter of Norval and Emma Roesner and sister to Linda (d. 2018) (Ken Clarke), Ray, Judy, Michael (Linda), Pat (Allen Ruttan), Carmen (Julia), Cindy (Matt Patterson) and David (Debbie). She will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Carol grew up in the Huron-Perth area with her family before moving to London and St. Thomas with her husband. Carol worked at Clevite, Eaton Yale and Premco in St. Thomas. Carol was supportive of her local Union and made many friends in the community. Carol advocated for many people in her life and was particularly passionate about providing support for those who were trying to make their lives better and encouraged them to reach for opportunities. Carol suffered from Alzheimer’s at an early age and succumbed to cancer in the end.

Due to COVID-19 a celebration of life with be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex or the Canadian Cancer Society.

A very special thank you to the Nurses, PSWs, Support Staff and Cleaners at Chartwell (Blackwater Road) in London who provided care and compassion for my Mother’s care.

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Extending our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. xo The Gatt family xo

~ Michelle

Sending sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time. You're always in my thoughts.

~ Andrea McBain

My sincerest condolences. I worked with Carol many years ago and I will never forget this lovely woman. Sincerely, Cathy Johnstone

~ Cathy Johnstone

Sending love and light to all of you Love Becky Greg Josh and Brendan

~ Rebecca

Harv, Jules, & Lisa ( & families). I am so sorry. I am so blessed & honored to have been a piece of Carol's circle of life. She was such a blessing in my a warm hug! I will so miss her frank words of wisdom and her incredible wit. Sometimes in life you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a vivid memory. She was such a great girl, & I loved her deeply. She knows how deeply she was loved! May you truly rest in peace, beautiful! I will miss you! All my love, Jenn xo

~ Jenn Ronald

My condolences to Harv and Julie and Lisa So sorry for your loss Carol was a wonderful person and a very caring She would tell You how it was “so if you didn’t want the truth don’t ask” She will live in my heart forever and an angle on my shoulders Big Hugs Deb and Mike


My Sympathies to the Family Byron Adams

~ Byron Adams

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time Julie. You're always in my thoughts.

~ Andrea McBain

(Donated to Canadian Cancer Society)

~ Debbie Ryley

In loving memory of your Mom. With much love, Karen, Butch, Justin, Ellyce and Eva

~ Karen Lochead

Thinking of you all during this time.

~ Bill Bain

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time Management & Staff - CAS Oxford

~ Children's Aid Society of Oxford County

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