Carolyn McGarvey


Carolyn McGarvey (Nee Pearase)
November 11, 1955 to December 31, 2020

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Carolyn Joan McGarvey. She was 65 years young. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Carolyn was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital after a difficult battle with cancer that she fought with courage and grace.

Dedicated, Strong and Brave, Carolyn worked as a nurse for over 10 years, caring greatly for her patients, her co-workers, and the work she did.

Carolyn is survived by her four children Sean (Amy), Ben (Laura), Alana (Nathan), and Aaron (Taryn); four grandchildren Jacob and Evan (Sean and Amy), Jordan and Micah (Alana and Nathan); Brother Neil; sister-in-law Linda; niece Erin; nephew Scott; as well as many beloved friends. Carolyn was predeceased by her parents Buck and Georgina, and son Bryan.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Palliative Care Team for their excellent support, as well as a special thank you to Kate and Bruce for their compassionate and loving care.

A celebration of life will be held later due to current Pandemic restrictions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Sharon Laing

My name is Sharon, I worked with Carolyn on the dialysis unit for all the years that she was there. Carolyn had a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor, she made me laugh a lot! She was genuine, caring, no-nonsense, dedicated worker, honest and good. I appreciated her honesty when talking of her life events. She overcame some difficult odds and came out a humble and caring person. I miss her, I miss working with her.

Elena Borovitsky

Carolyn was one of my favourite to work with. Always laughing, joking . Made many shifts more “survivable”. She will be missed and remembered!

Florence Summerbell

To Carolyn’s Family; she was a great friend. Forever cheerful she helped me through many wonderful times and some not so wonderful. If I am going to miss her, I can’t imagine what her loss means to you. Take care of yourselves and remember how much she loved you and how very proud she was of you all.

Arlene & Heath Good

She fought a hard fight; she is finally at peace. We will miss her. Our love and prayers to the family.

Jan Pollard

My condolences to you all. I had to privilege to know Carolyn for several years, working with her, sharing many stories and much laughter. She will be missed and remembered fondly.

Brigitte Straga

I’m sorry for your loss. I worked with Carolyn for many years on 5C2. I’ll remember her in many positive ways – a big smile and a great sense of
humour, always great with story telling, a good co- worker and friend. Carolyn will be missed.
My condolences to her family.

Sharon Schappy

My sincere condolences to Carolyns family. I worked with her in dialysis and remember her as a kind and gentle person. Also loved her sence of humor. Hugs to all.