Carol TROTTER

Carol passed away suddenly from a medical condition on January 3rd, 2009, leaving those who loved her shocked and deeply saddened. Many mourn her. Her husband Dan Trotter and children Kelly and Beau, who cherish a wonderful, loving, caring wife and Mom. She was a joyful daughter to Elizabeth and shining light in the lives of her two brothers Scott and Gord. She quickly became the same with the Trotter family when she married the love of her life in Dan. Carol grew up in SW Calgary where her constant smile and outgoing personality made it impossible not to like her. She just had it all. But it was her kindness and caring that made you love her. She graduated from Viscount Bennett in 1974 and went on to become a flight attendant for Wardair, which enabled her to see the world. It was while based in Toronto that a ‘chance’ encounter with her high school ‘crush’, would lead to a magical life together in BC. The Trotter home and acreage in Summerland was Grand Central Station for family and friends. A gathering place for celebrations, birthdays, and legendary Easter egg hunts. Everyone was welcome, there was always room to crash, and it was constantly filled with laughter. Carol was the ringmaster of a home that was always growing. Her love for animals would lead to the funniest conversations: “You’ve got to get out here—we’ve adopted a Llama!” You just never knew what you’d find each visit and you couldn’t help but get swept up in her enthusiasm. She seemed constantly on the lookout to do things that would bring joy into the world. Carol loved her life in BC and was always volunteering in the community to make it a better place. She made many special friends everywhere she went. Only Carol could pull off having a shrine to her beloved Calgary Flames prominently displayed at work, deep in the heart of Vancouver Canuck country. Carol was completely dedicated to family. She put on a million miles driving up and down the Okanagan for hockey, soccer or baseball games. Kelly and Beau were her life and she loved every minute of it. She was so proud of them. She walked a million miles hand in hand with Dan as they toured their property and lived their dreams. We are all truly stunned with her untimely death. It just doesn’t seem possible. She was such a positive presence in all our lives. Deep down we know the great pain we struggle with today, is just another expression of the powerful and undying love we share for a very special woman. Our Carol. A memorial service for Carol Trotter will be held Friday, January 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Avenue.