McKinley, Carol Patricia

October 28, 1942 - July 19, 2015

rsz_carol_for_cardMcKinley, Carol Patricia (nee Gates)

On Sunday July 19, 2015 Carol Patricia (Gates) McKinley of Dawn- Euphemia Township passed away suddenly at the age of 72 years.

Lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years 51 weeks, John McKinley; daughter Joanne (Dan) of Waterloo; son Craig (Verona) of Waterloo; grandchildren Alice, Claire, Drew, Sophia and Connor; brother Richard Gates (Margie) of Sydney Australia; sisters-in-law Jeanette Steeves (Graham) and Grace Armitage; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her sister Sheila Gray and brother-in-law David Gray; first husband Dr. Eric Anderson; and parents Dr. Richard and Mildred Gates.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Carol taught commercial and shorthand at L.C.C.V.I. in Petrolia for 11 years before becoming a full-time homemaker. Carol always said she loved raising her children in the country. She also delighted in fishing, canoeing, feeding and identifying her birds, knitting, playing bridge, sharing her canned goods with friends and doing word puzzles with her grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Thursday July 23, 2015 2-4 and 7-9pm. There will be no funeral service.

A private family grave side service will be conducted at Dresden Cemetery at a later date.

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  1. Dear John and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Carol. I just happened across her obituary online today John. My thoughts and prayers are with you John and your family at this sad time.
    Take care,
    Carol Lusk

  2. our condolences on Carol’s passing. I’m sorry we were not able to attend as we are currently on vacation in France. She is fondly remembered.

  3. John, we are so sorry to hear about Carol. We did not know until today. We both send our sympathies to you and your children. Remembering her kindness and affection for Yvonne. Sincerely, Hugh and Monica.

  4. John and Family
    Very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Joanne and the McKinley Family — I know Carol was a much loved mom and grandma. Big hugs sent your way.
    Valerie and Dale Hobbs

  6. Dear John and family,

    Such a devastating shock for you, losing a person of so much warmth and so much caring for family.
    We know that the very love she engendered amongst all of you is what will give you the strength to
    carry on and deal with the loss…..again, so very sorry, John.

  7. Joanne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during this time. The Wahbe’s

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. It has been many, many years since our school days but we remember those good times in Brigden, when all of the students met at the Dairy Bar! She will be missed by many. Our condolences to all the families, on both sides.

  9. Dear Mr. McKinley and family,

    I would like to extend my condolences on the passing of your wife and mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time in your lives.
    Jennifer Moore
    (past student; daughter of Ross and Sharon Moore)

    “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell

  10. Mr McKinley and family – I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Krista Burns

  11. Dear John,
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Carol’s passing. It was always a pleasure to spend time with you folks at the ’67 Aggie Reunions.Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you John and family .
    Love Linda and Todd Jamieson.

  13. Dear Mr. McKinley & family
    We were so terribly saddened to her of your dear wife , Mom & Grandma’s Carol’s passing. Please know you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. What a blessing of having shared the last 40 years with such a precious women. So often we forget that each and every day is a gift, and we do not know what the each breath will bring. Praying for you. Bruce and Cathy Langstaff & family

  14. I am so sorry to read of the passing of Carol (or Mrs. Anderson, as I knew her). She was one of my most impactful teachers that I had during my highschool years. I was so glad to have had the chance to relay that to her, along with my thanks, back a few years ago at the LCCVI school reunion. Her discipline and demand for perfection in typing, grammar, spelling and all office practices followed me throughout my adult and business career. I held her in high regard. My deepest sympathies to Mr. McKinley and family.

  15. John: We just heard this evening from a friend about Carol’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  16. John and family,
    My sincere condolences to you all. This is such a shock to all, but together we will cope. I am not able to get to Brigden on Thursday but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. The Gates and the Duffield families have always been more like one family throughout the years. So for me, Carol’s death is like losing a sister. I will be grieving with you all.