Carrie Jean Ollett

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing, at home, of Carrie Ollett after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Carrie was born July 31, 1938 in Vancouver, BC and raised in Vernon, BC. She is survived by her husband Mervyn of 50 years, and three children, Allan (Bev) Ollett, of Crofton, B.C., Aron (Yvonne) Ollett of Sooke, B.C. and Scott (Trisha) Ollett of Chemainus, B.C. Carrie also had seven beautiful grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all living on Vancouver Island.

She leaves her mother, Vi Owens and two sisters, Barb Higgins and Gail Monsen, her best friend Doreen Gallant as well as many nieces, nephews, brother and sisters in-laws plus other special friends.

Carrie loved quilting & crafts, gardening, canoeing and camping but most of all she loved to travel the world with her husband Mervyn. She was extremely active in the community throughout her life, volunteering with the Smokettes, the Sooke Figure Skating Association, the Sooke Museum and many other local organizations and events. She was above all, a caring and loving wife, mother, grandma and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

A special thank you to the staff at the Sooke Hospice, specifically Gerry Cumming.  Also a big thank you to her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Ollett, who was both a full-time nurse and loved one at her side during her passing.

No service was requested, but a ‘Celebration of Her Life’ was arranged on Monday, December 8, 2008 in Sooke at the Sooke Legion.

Carrie requested that donations be made in her memory to the Sooke Hospice (www.sookehospice.com) in lieu of flowers.