McKinley, Carol (Aged 72, Dawn-Euphemia Township)

Published On July 21, 2015 | By bjackson | Obituaries

On Sunday July 19, 2015 Carol Patricia (Gates) McKinley of Dawn- Euphemia Township passed away suddenly at the age of 72 years.

Lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years 51 weeks, John McKinley; daughter Joanne (Dan) of Waterloo; son Craig (Verona) of Waterloo; grandchildren Alice, Claire, Drew, Sophia and Connor; brother Richard Gates (Margie) of Sydney Australia; sisters-in-law Jeanette Steeves (Graham) and Grace Armitage; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her sister Sheila Gray and brother-in-law David Gray; first husband Dr. Eric Anderson; and parents Dr. Richard and Mildred Gates.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Carol taught commercial and shorthand at L.C.C.V.I. in Petrolia for 11 years before becoming a full-time homemaker. Carol always said she loved raising her children in the country. She also delighted in fishing, canoeing, feeding and identifying her birds, knitting, playing bridge, sharing her canned goods with friends and doing word puzzles with her grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Thursday July 23, 2015 2-4 and 7-9pm. There will be no funeral service.

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