Posted: March 27th, 2020

Carol Schlachter (nee Donahue) was born April 30, 1940 in Medicine Hat, AB passed on March 23, 2020 in Brooks, Ab after a lengthy illness. Carol loved being a wife, mother, homemaker and friend. She will be remembered by her loving husband Andy, daughter Joan (Don Dunlop), sons Dean, Steven (Lori), Jim (Leanne), and grandchildren Trevor (Breanne), Alison, and Andrew. Carol had a passion for the outdoors and being with her family. She especially enjoyed camping, fishing and bear drills. She loved and participated in all sports, individual and team, with a particular interest in golf and curling. Employed by the Brooks School District, Carol started as a part time librarian, eventually becoming secretary of BCHS. She went on to set up the offices and work as Secretary of Eastbrook and Griffin Park Schools. As an entrepreneur, Carol was co-owner of Pronghorn Sports/Sportside and WeeksEnd for 24 years. Carol valued the opportunity to serve her community. Throughout her life she was a member of many community service groups, including Beta Sigma Phi, the Royal Canadian Legion, BRZ and the Brooks Chamber of Commerce. She was a notably devoted member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) since 1958. Just prior to her passing, Carol was awarded Life Membership of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, by the National Council, in recognition of her many years of Service, love of the League, and mentorship she provided to members at all levels. Carol has undoubtedly left a lasting legacy with her family, parish and community. There will be a private Funeral Mass Celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rev. Marino Infante Celebrant. A Memorial Mass to follow at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to either the Canadian Catholic Missions of Canada, 1155 Younge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1W2 or Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society – Equipment for Care Rooms and Patients, 24 Coultis Court, Brooks, Alberta T1R 0J8. Cremation is entrusted to and conducted by Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks

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3 Condolences for “SCHLACHTER”

  1. Heather Richard (Munro) says:

    It was with much sadness that I learned of Carols’ passing. We started together in grade one and were friends all the way through high school and kept in touch as adults. Carol was a beautiful person inside and out.

  2. jacqueline prokey (ruck) says:

    carol & I attended grade 1 together & remained friends forever.

    I shall miss our many fone conversations & friendship.

    God bless her & her family.

  3. Bob and Debbie Townsend says:

    We met Carol and Andy on a cruise and realized we were knew Andy’s family. She was a very lovely lady as well as friendly. God bless your family.

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