April 3, 1944 – April 14, 2012
Carol Joan Irene Marika beloved wife of William (Bill) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital with her family at her side on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the age of 68 years.
Carol was born, raised and was married to Bill in Edmonton. They with their two children moved to Calgary in 1971 which became their home ever since. As a parent and grandparent, Carol’s greatest love was that of young children and as a result she volunteered as a “cuddler” in the maternity ward at the Rockyview for many years until she had her own grandchildren.
Carol had a great affinity for the wonders of water, starting with her childhood days at the family cabin at Pigeon Lake and continued with their recent vacation home at Vancouver Island. Even her vacations with Bill during their retirement years always seemed to be in the proximity of water.
Carol will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, friendly outgoing personality, and welcoming approach to whomever she met.
Carol leaves to mourn her husband William; children, Curtis Dickie, Pamela Marika and James Marika; two beautiful and loved grandchildren Evan and Aimee Hay; and her brother Raymond Strashok; along with two nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Merian and Amelia Strashok and brother Ted.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Rockyview General Hospital Neonatal Unit 63 – Baby Cuddling, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca. The family extends their grateful thanks to the doctors and nursing staff for their dedicated care of Carol during her recent illness.
In living memory of Carol Marika, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences