A resident of R.R.# 1 Iroquois for the past 27 years, Carol Froats passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 10, 2012, following a one year battle with cancer. She was 55.
Carol was born in Montreal on January 19, 1957, to her parents Garfield and Joyce Thompson (nee Fenner).
She attended public and high school in Cornwall, Ontario, and graduated from Western University in Guelph with a BA in psychology.
Carol began her career in social work with Ministry of Social Services of Dundas County. She also worked for the city of Brockville Social Services and the Cardinal Resource Center.
Carol left her kind and caring mark on the community. She wrote proposals and helped arrange financing for Naomi House in Winchester, and together with Rev. Allen Tysick she initiated the proposals, formed the constitution, and arranged the financing to begin the House of Lazarus in Mountain.
Carol then started working at the Dundas County Hospice as assistant administrator, and she eventually took over as director.
Carol’s main love in life was her show dogs. She was an accomplished breeder and her dogs won many awards in competitions in Quebec, Ontario, and many U.S. states.
Carol lived a short but busy life and will be missed.
Carol is survived by her husband Brad, her mother Joyce Thompson of Cornwall, her sister Mary (Keith) Errington of Williamsburg, her father-in-law Everett Froats of Brinston and her sister-in-law Chris (Doug) McNairn of Morrisburg.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Garfield.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.
A Memorial Service followed at 1 p.m., with Rev. Brenda Bailey officiating.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.