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"ASC" 2004 Obituary


ASCHSA o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-01-07 published
Carol Anna LANE
In loving memory of Carol Anna LANE, December 25, 1913 to January 1, 2004.
Carol LANE, a resident of Barrie Island, died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Saint Joseph's Site on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at the age of 90 years.
She was born in Mills Township, daughter of the late John L. and Amelia BAKER.
Carol was very active in her community. She was a member of the Ice Lake Church of Christ,
past member of the Gore Bay Horticultural Society, Barrie Island Women's Institute, Western Manitoulin Cancer Society all of which she served with passion, Postmistress of Barrie Island Post Office for 26 years and delivered mail with her husband Harold for many years. The Post Office was in their home on Barrie Island.
As a farmer's wife, Carol milked cows, grew a garden, picked strawberries, canned meat, knit socks, sewed dresses, scrubbed the schoolhouse floor, hand-quilted voraciously for every wedding, baby and Friendship. She loved to visit and share a cup of tea and a good laugh. She was an independent thinker and a capable community member. Senior Citizen of the Year 2003 of Barrie Island - she accepted the award with pride that she had belonged to such a supportive community all of her life. Her family and Friends celebrated her 90th birthday with her on August 30, 2003. She turned 90 on December 25, 2003, a week before her death.
Carol and Harold sent five children off to higher education and professions in the caring fields, Julia - Home Economist, Ted - Policeman, Gloria - Registered Nurse, Carolyn - High School Principal, Gracie - Registered Lab Technologist. She loved to read, to welcome the seasons, to watch the birds and to garden and grow flowers. Predeceased by husband Harold in 1980. Loving and loved mother of Julia and Rudy HILLMAN of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ted LANE and Lorraine WANE of Lucan, Gloria and Bruce TUCK of Ottawa, Carolyn LANE- ROCK and Bill ROCK of Sudbury and Manitoulin, and Grace and Bryan TURNER of Sault Ste. Marie.
Grandmother extraordinaire to Benjamin, Randall, and David HILLMAN of North Carolina, Stephen and Ian TUCK of Ottawa, Matthew and Carrie LANE of Lucan, Sara and Laurie TURNER of Sault Ste. Marie and Christopher and Jeffrey ROCK of Sudbury.
Great Grandmother of Gabriel, Timothy and Kevin HILLMANN, James LANE and Akira LANE Chaita, Jacob and Nathan TUCK and Zoe SMITH. They were Grandma Lane's greatest joy. Dear sister of Ted BAKER (Edith) of Iron Bridge and Joe BAKER (June) of Blind River and brother-in-law Mervin WHITFIELD of Sault Ste. Marie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant son Thomas and sisters Mary RUNNALLS, Susie RUNNALLS, Jean WHITFIELD and brothers Charles BAKER, Kerwood BAKER and ASCHSA Baker.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, January 3, 2003. The funeral service was held in the William G. Turner Chapel on Sunday, January 4, 2003 with Pastor Les Cramp officiating. Spring interment in Gordon Cemetery.

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