Paula CARROLL

Paula CARROLL

CARROLL, Paula Maren (Svensson)

Passed away peacefully at home on January 16th, 2015 surrounded by family. In 1958, Mom immigrated to Canada and settled in White Rock, BC. She was a very hard working and astute business woman and from very humble beginnings founded Semiahmoo Cleaners which grew to become a very reputable and well established dry cleaning plant. She was very community minded and volunteered many hours to the Soroptimist Club of White Rock and later Rotary Anns. Mom met her soul-mate Allan Carroll and in 1979 they married. They loved to travel and enjoyed many winters in warm and sunny destinations. Their home was bustling with family, friends and many years of hosting exchange students from all parts of the world. Mom was born May 13, 1925 in Ejstrupholm, Denmark to Karl and Ane Therkelsen and had three brothers and three sisters, she was the second eldest. After the war and at a very young age she and her sister Jenny traveled to the US, and for 2 years worked in Detroit, Michigan living with aunts and uncles. Mom is survived by her sisters Eugenie in Denmark and Karen in Langley, BC, several sisters- in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Together Mom and Al had 4 daughters, Lone (Kazimierz), Susan (Richard), Sandy (Ron), Lynn (Roy) and 8 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. The family would like to thank Park Place Shaughnessy Care Centre for their amazing care especially in her last days. Mom will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, honourary donations may be made to B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society of B.C. or a charity of your choice. A service will be held on Wednesday January 28th at 1:00 pm at Granly Church, 9243 – 152nd Street Surrey.


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