May 28, 1913 – March 31, 2012
Mom, God remembered he left you behind. Now two months before your 99th birthday you are on your final journey to meet your soul mate James L. Mountain, who left you devastated when he passed away 25 years ago.
Carmen closed a generation as she is the last of nine siblings. Carmen is survived by her daughter Donna Fournier (Jack) and a son Lorne “Skip” Mountain (Patricia) and her one and only grandson Ryan Mountain.
Mom was born in St. Helaire, N.B. on May 28, 1913. In 1917 her family, five children at the time, headed west for a promising life. They settled in a one street town called Retlaw, Alberta. The dust bowl era forced the family to flee to St. Edouard, Alberta. In 1927 when she was 14, her father died and the nine children only had a mother to take care of them.
While most of her family moved to Edmonton, she decided to try Calgary. Her first job was working for the Grey Nuns at the Holy Cross Hospital. She met Jim; they were married, and started a family. In the mid fifty’s Carmen decided to enter the workforce and got a job at Kresges working in the stock room and dressing the windows. She also worked for Woodwards in the gift wrapping department. After Jim’s death she embarked upon the adventure of being a nanny, when the children no longer needed her, she switched to pet care.
When Jim and Carmen retired they were very active in the good Companions Senior Club.
Carmen had the pioneer strength, great dignity, an artistic flair, and was fiercelessly independent. Being so self- sufficient allowed her to remain in her own home until the week she was hospitalized.
Special thanks to her special angels who watched over her, Catherine Morton, Lisbeth Yamamoto, Brenda and Mark Briggs. Also for the kindness, love and care you afforded our mother we thank unit seventy- two of the Rockyview Hospital.
The family invites all who knew Carmen to celebrate her long and fruitful life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Carmen Mountain, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences