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Carole Ann Ingram
September 28, 1939 ~ December 15, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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On Thursday, December 15th, 2022, Carole A. Ingram, of Swan River MB (formerly of Portage la Prairie, MB) passed away at Swan Valley Lodge at the age of 83.
Carol was the second youngest of eight children born Opal and Percy Thomas. Born September 28, 1939 on the family farm in Oakville Manitoba, she spoke of walking for 2 miles to attend school obtaining her grade 10 education, later, venturing out west to gain employment. Upon returning home, she met up with an acquaintance Bob Ingram, they courted then married July 5, 1958. Her brother, Ira Thomas, and wife Evelyn were their witnesses at a ceremony in Winnipeg. The honeymooners travel to Plumas Manitoba to announce their marriage to sister Verna and husband Wilbert Coutts. Bob and Carol did not waste any time starting a family. Kim was born February 17, 1959, and 11 months later, Scott was born January 9, 1960.
Carole worked at the Manitoba school formally known as the Manitoba developmental center. After moving to 16th St. Northwest, she provided child care, followed by managing the co-op cafeteria, eventually returned to work at the Manitoba developmental centre where she worked as a baker for 27 years before retiring in 2005. It was at this point Bob lost his job as a chauffeur driving Carole to and from work. Needless to say, she did not miss the 5 AM alarm in the morning to go to work.
Retirement years meant more time for camping, gardening and spend time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Winters were spent watching her favorite curlers Kevin Marten and Carolyn Darbyshire McRorie and knitting infant hats for newborns. For a number of years, she volunteered as a member of the Citizens on Patrol Program.
Bob and Carol enjoyed travelling to visit family within Canada, Florida, New Jersey and Oregon. Kim and Eddie accompanied Carole to Mexico to fulfil a wish , she wanted to see where her sister in law Evie hung her hat in the winter, it was a memorable vacation.
Predeceased by her parents Opal and Percy, husband Bob in 2012, and son Scott in 2018. Four brothers Eldon, Allen, Ira and Clayton. Two sisters, Verna and Irene. Sister-in-law Marlene Thomas, Edna Thomas, Jan Fife, Merle Ferry, and Muriel Ingram and June Ingram. Brother -in- Law Wilbert Coutts, Bill Ingram, Ken Fife, Bob Ferry, and Garnet Ingram. Sadly, also four nieces one nephew and a great nephew. Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Kim and husband Ed Miller, granddaughter Robyn and husband Michael Gosselin, grandsons Jamie and Nicholas (Friend Miriam ). Great grand-children Brock, Kash, Mya, Jax and Emily. Daughter-in-law Denise Ingram, as well as Ralph Thomas her 104-year-old brother. Sister -in -law Mary Thomas, Betty Thomas and Evelyn Sherdhal and husband Dennis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also special friend Geri Gosselin.
A Celebration of Life for Carole will take place on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Stride Place on Island Park, Portage la Prairie, in the Rotary Multi-Purpose Room. All are welcome to attend.
A private family interment will take place prior to the service at the Oakville Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations in Carole's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Oakville Cemetery Association, c/o Box 88, Oakville MB, R0H 0Y0.
Ronald Moffit Memorial Services in care of arrangements.