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MANZUIK, Carol Ann

February 2, 1948 — September 28, 2021

In Loving Memory of Carol Ann Manzuik

On September 28, 2021 Carol Ann Manzuik (Gulayeff) passed away peacefully at SunPointe Village in Kelowna, BC. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, Steve; her three children Sue, Scott (Chantelle) and Steve (Jamie); seven grandchildren (Ronin, Peyton, Alex, Connor, Greyson, Hope, and Jack); and extended family including her sister Lisa and her niece Linda.

Carol was born on February 2, 1948 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. She grew up on a farm surrounded by immediate and extended family. They worked the land together while also raising cows and turkeys. Carol and her sister Lisa would often be found eating chokecherries in the pasture until their teeth were black, or making a batch of fudge on a Friday night. It was these early experiences that instilled a love of home-cooked meals and time spent with family. No one could make borscht or dumpling soup like her. Her grandchildren were everything to her. They brought her so much joy and many, many memories that her family will cherish. Countless family hours were spent collecting rocks, picking wildflowers, baking and cuddling grandbabies to sleep on her chest.

Carol was a retired Registered Nurse who completed her training at Calgary General Hospital in 1970. In addition to Calgary General, she worked at Vernon and Kelowna General Hospitals, and spent the latter years of her career working at Cottonwoods in Kelowna, BC. She had an incomparable work ethic, loved being a nurse, and was a strong advocate for residents and their families. Late in her career, she completed her master’s degree in counseling in order to support her patients and their families even further. She had the biggest heart and a smile that brought warmth and comfort even in the most difficult of circumstances. She touched so many lives with her kind and loving nature.

A private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

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  • Tracy Janzen says:

    Hello Scott, Chantelle, Peyton, Alex, and Connor,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your mum and grandmum.
    She is a beautiful lady with a lovely soul, and I hope you continue to feel her love for you always.
    In care,
    Tracy and Tim Janzen

  • Faith Kinoshita says:

    Dear Manzuik family, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Carol for a short time. She was a wonderful, caring nurse, a role model, always striving to give the best care to residents and provide support for families. Outside of the work setting, she was so personable and did have the biggest heart. With deepest sympathies to all,
    Faith Kinoshita

  • Fay Roberts (Klatt) says:

    Steve, Sue, Steven, Scott and families- I am so very sad to hear this news. I have such fond memories of Carol when I babysat you kids as well as when I worked at Hillside grocery. Your mom was an amazing lady that dearly loved her family. She had a kind heart and a beautiful smile. Hugs to you all.

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