Smith, Leola Carol

July 29, 1933 ~ November 28, 2022

Leola Carol Smith (Rozee) former resident of Petrolia, ON, passed away at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 28th, 2022, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Roy L. J. Smith. Praying mother of Michael Smith (Joy); Linda Van Troost (Theodore); Patricia Kelly (Wesley); and Reginald Smith (Suzy). Proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, each one remembered in her prayers. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by siblings Gordon, Burton (‘Ronald’), Eldon, and Lorna. Survived by Roberta and Charles. Loving daughter to the late Reginald and Carrie Rozee (Boutilier). Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 29, 1933, with a thimble and needle in hand, best known in the community and surrounding area for her passion for sewing. While others wore store-bought clothes, we wore her creations. Slipcovers and quilts came later, but her passion for bedspreads and drapes made her well known, for her workmanship was well sought after. We, her family, have fond memories of Bible story time and will be forever grateful for the godly values she taught us, and the importance of seeking after God. Mom looked forward to the hugs and the sweet sit-down visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She adored every photo sent and could be found searching for family photos on social media. She was a proud Nova Scotian and didn’t mind being called a bluenoser. Yearly trips out east brought much excitement and produced a treasure trove of memories. The day of her passing was spent in reflection; tears of loss and laughter, remembering the treasured memories she left us with. In her own words, “I gave you some stories to tell.” It is written in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die.” Never take life for granted, and may love abound in our hearts toward one another in the good times and the hard time.

Funeral Details
Friends and family will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Saturday, December 03, 2022 from 10am to 12pm with the funeral service to follow.

The funeral service is available to watch on Zoom starting at 12pm.
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Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Freedom Village of Canada (Freedom Village of Canada – Helping Teens through Christ).

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  1. My deepest condolences to my cousins and their children. Aunt Carol will be missed. She shared the same spark and sweetness that I remember of my grammy Rozee. I will remember mostly her bubbly laugh and the sparkle in her eye. We have made a donation to Feed Nova Scotia, in her memory, to help feed a family this holiday. God bless and comfort you all, with love, Tracey Rozee-Sirrat

  2. Dearest Mike,Linda,Reg and Trish and all your families, our hearts are with you today. It was a lovely celebration of her life,it seemed like time stood still for us as we joined you through the service at a distance. Far but close in heart, She will always be remembered for showing up at our place with Roy on a motorbike and numerous get togethers with our families were precious. Hugs go out to you all.

  3. Carol was a very special lady like your father they were both golden people so sorry for you loss

  4. To my cousins Mike Linda Trish Reg and their family’s. A heartbreaking time for sure. Thinking of you, although there is this sadness remember a joyous reunion is happening in that special and beautiful place. Randy and Jean Rozee

  5. Mike, Linda, Trisha, Reg. Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very kind hard working person (a professional at sewing) I new Carol and Roy over the years as a kid growing up. Roy worked for my dad at the JD Dealership. A lot of good memories and fun times. Another bright star shines.

  6. We were so saddened to hear of our good friends death. We had lots of good times, coffee with girls and lunches She and her husband Roy picked me and my sister up to go to James St. church . Then we were good friends later on in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Carol will always hold a special place in our hearts.Dorothy and Kari Lyl

  7. Dear Trish…my sincerest sympathy to you and Wes, your siblings and Carols extended family. She was a lovely and loving lady and will be missed by you all….there will always be that empty chair..especially at the holidays… and prayers, Granma Julie

  8. Mike, Linda, Tricia and Reg
    We express our sincere sympathy to you and your families at this sad time. Your mom will be remembered for her sweet demeanour and strong faith. She contributed much to the life of NLA as she served the Lord in so many ways all the years she was there.
    Neil and Donna May