Carol Marion McCausland

October 22, 1933 – October 8, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol on October 8, 2015 at the Palliative Care Unit of Nanaimo Hospital in her 81st year.

Carol was born October 22, 1933 in Minnedosa, Manitoba. After graduating from Minnedosa Collegiate, Carol earned a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. After marrying Harry Douglas (“Doug”) McCausland on October 7, 1960, Carol moved with him to Guelph, Ontario. There, she helped put Doug through college – since he was training at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph)

– by teaching Home Economics at the MacDonald Institute on the same campus.

Carol and Doug moved to Abbotsford, BC in the summer of 1965 and started their family and business soon afterward. They remained in Abbotsford for forty years.

Even as Carol carried out the role of homemaker as the children were growing up, she carried out various projects related to interior design in her additional role as partner of Doug’s company, McCausland Consulting. She also earned a Diploma of Fine Arts from Fraser Valley College (now known as University of the Fraser Valley). Soon afterward, she put her considerable artistic talent to good use by producing various works of watercolour art that she generously gave to family members and friends, and showcased at different festivals.

Sometime in the early 1970’s, Carol came to faith in Jesus Christ and His cross-work on her behalf. Since that time, Carol’s trust in her Lord and Saviour has shown itself in many ways, including ministering to seniors; giving her time, resources and leadership to schools and organizations; and simply being a faithful friend, mother and wife. She was loved by many for being a lively, spirited, humourous, supportive, and warm-hearted person.

Carol is survived by her beloved husband, Doug; daughter, Nan; sons, Andrew, Patrick, and Sean; son-in-law, Hideki Ami; daughters-in-law, Deonne and Shiela McCausland; grandchildren, Stephen, Drew, Meghan, Anna, Jonathan, Aiden, Matthew, Callum, and Bryce; beloved children-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many valued friends.

Donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 or to the charity of your choice.

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