McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599


June 30, 1939 – July 11, 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Carol Brettschneider (nee Brock).

She was predeceased by her husband, Mervyn Brettschneider; her brother, Fred and her parents, Bea and Howard Brock.

She is survived by her beloved children, Mindy (Danny) Joffe, Fred (Michele) Brettschneider and Richard (Donna) Brettschneider. She will be greatly missed by her seven grandchildren, Molly, Morgan, Riley, Brett, Maddie, Haley and Abby.

Carol was exceptionally warm and kind hearted and always ready to share a laugh with her friends. She adored her family and nothing gave her more pleasure than travelling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Carol’s devoted caregivers Dhang, Sharon, Rona, Jam, Beth and Tess. Thanks to Dr. John Kelly for the incredible care and compassion that he showed throughout Carol’s illness.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine to support Dr. John Kelly’s research into Glioblastoma, 403-220-8261 or The Calgary Jewish Academy, 403-253-3992,

Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, (1325 Glenmore Trail S.W.) on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park (122 Shalom Way S.E.). Condolences may be forwarded through

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

Offer Condolence for the family of BRETTSCHNEIDER, Carol

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Mindy
    I am so terribly sorry to hear about your mother . I know it’s been ages and ages but I still remember so well all of the sleepovers at your house , your parents , brothers and dog … all sweet memories .
    My most sincere condolences to you and your families and I wish you strength and happy memories .
    Warm hug

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. ricki gelfand :

    mickey and I were very saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved carol.
    I have known carol for 73 years. we were together in elementary school, high school
    and teacher’s college. our friendship was renewed when she and mervyn moved to calgary
    with their children. In all those years I never heard an unkind word spoken about her. she was so warm and kindhearted and always ready to help a friend.
    mickey has known carol since she was 3 years old. her mom and his dad played violin in
    the same chamber group. we hope that the good memories that you have of your mother and grandmother will sustain you at this difficult time. ricki and mickey gelfand

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Adina Gross-Busner :

    Dear Mindy, Fred & Richard,
    I have fond memories of the time we spent in the country and Montreal when we were little. I am glad I was able to see you all in Maui, Hawaii. Your mom was a very special lady, and I will never forget those drive thru’s at the zoo, and how Mom always made me feel safe. She will always be remembered and never forgotten. I know she is at peace and together with her love Mervyn. My father has so many special friends with him now, and he adored your mom and dad. May they all rest in peace together. With much love and sincere condolences.
    Adina Gross-Busner

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Fred Diamond :

    Mindy, Fred, Richard and family. I am truly sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. We were so close growing up in Montreal and shared so many good times together along with your grandparents.
    She was like an older sister to me , someone I loved very much. Keep well and enjoy the memories you all had together.

    Freddie and Miriam

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Lonny Gabinet :

    So very sad here at Tie Lake without Carol’s summer visits and great chats. She will be missed. Dogs know too… Morrie’s ball has been in Max’s bed since her funeral.
    Thank you Danny, Molly, Brett and Abby for sharing your special memories that everyone will have for many years to come.
    Come and enjoy the lake as she always did. We promise not to be too rowdy.
    Lonny and Dennis Gabinet (and Max)

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Marie De Luca :

    A wonderful lady…it was a pleasure to know Carol. Sincere condolences to all of her family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Sherry Brettschneider :

    Dear Mindy, Fred, Richard and Family, I am so so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was always a breath of fresh air. Although I didn’t get the opportunity to spend a lot of time with her, the moments I did have with her were filled with her joie de vivre and her happy demeanor. You couldn’t help but smile when in her presence. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. May you be comforted with the wonderful memories you have of her.
    My heartfelt condolences,

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *