LEUSINK, Carolyn

Posted: January 19th, 2023

CAROLYN LEUSINK July 2, 1963 – January 12, 2023 2 Timothy 4:7, 8a I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness. Mrs. Carolyn Leusink, beloved wife of John Leusink, passed into the merciful arms of Jesus, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving Mom of Kevin (Lindsey) Leusink and Nicole (Craig) Leusink-Parder; and proud Grandma of Nathan, Emily and Cole Leusink.
Carolyn was born in Calgary, Alberta to Bastian and Aletta Van Oord. She grew up in Calgary and graduated from Deifenbaker High School at the age of 16, making many friends along the way. She moved to Lethbridge, where she met her soul mate John, on the church steps. They married September 5, 1981, and soon after settled on their farm outside of Coaldale, becoming a farm girl along the way. Within a few short years, they completed their family and created a beautiful home together.
With her tenacious and entrepreneurial spirit, Carolyn was always keen to take on the next adventure, including Paige’s Flower Garden, Impressions and many other projects. Carolyn had an open heart and was able to make friends wherever she went. She considered many of her close friends as family.
The last decade was difficult for Carolyn, but she met every challenge with positivity and a smile on her face. She was determined not to let her illness take the joy out of life and lived it to the fullest. While you cannot choose what happens to you, Carolyn always said you choose how you respond, and that’s what matters most. Carolyn truly lived by the motto “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain”.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at Coaldale Cemetery.
A Celebration of Carolyn’s Life will be held at 230 pm, on Friday, January 20, 2023, at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Don Petker, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Carolyn-Leusink to find the link on Carolyn’s obituary page.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the health care team on 4C and ICU at CRH, as well as the many doctors and specialists who have cared for Carolyn over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to two charities close to Carolyn’s heart. Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (Edmonton), https://dogswithwings.ca/ or the University of Calgary Lupus Research (link to come).
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

2 Condolences for “LEUSINK, Carolyn”

  1. Shelley Jolicoeur(Alvin and Betty Baskin) says:

    Dear John and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Caroline. We pray God wraps His loving, comforting arms around all of you.
    Love From,
    Alvin and Betty Baskin
    Shelley Jolicoeur
    Wade Baskin

  2. Marvin & Grace Tolley says:

    John and family our deepest condolences to you all, during this sad time. God give you strength in the days to come.
    Marv and Grace Tolley

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