We Remember

GORMAN, Carolyn Eunice

August 8, 1950 — April 7, 2024

Carolyn “Carol” Eunice Gorman passed away peacefully on April 7, 2024, at the age of 73, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Carolyn loved life. Her big heart and optimistic outlook were evident to all who met her. She loved to travel and enjoyed nature. Her loyalty to friends and family was unwavering, and her Christian faith and her family were central to her life. Carolyn poured out her unconditional love and affection to her family and friends.

Carolyn was the third child born to Ross and Eunice Gorman. She grew up in the small town of Westbank, BC, and throughout her life fondly reminisced about playing in the family orchards; racing her friend on horseback; Sunday afternoon walks in the forest with her parents and siblings; and sketching and writing poetry.
Following high school, Carolyn lived in Vancouver for many years, where she worked at Vancouver General Hospital in the food preparation department. She made many lifelong friends during these years, and when she took an early retirement and moved back to the Okanagan in 2001, she made sure to keep in touch with her many friends. Carolyn was very sociable and had friends scattered all over the world. It was common for a family member to stop by her house for a visit and find her on the phone with a friend or relative from another country.

During her retirement years, she enjoyed writing poetry and self-published three poetry books. She took art lessons and spent many hours sketching and painting. She loved to entertain and had a large playroom full of toys and crafts specifically set up for her many great-nieces and nephews who always wanted to visit “Auntie Carol”.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents Ross and Eunice Gorman and leaves behind her brother Ron (Jenifer, deceased); and sisters Esther (Andrew), Marjorie (John), Mary (Doug), and Louise (Nick). She will be dearly missed by her 15 nieces and nephews; as well as her 25 great-nieces and nephews.

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”.

A Memorial Service will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM, located at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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