It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden death of Carolynn May Elliott, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Carolynn died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the age of 64.
Carolynn was born in Moose Jaw, SK on April 9, 1951 to parents Harold and Christina Butler. She attended elementary school in Bladworth & Loreburn, SK, and high school at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences (SIASS), where she excelled in Dietary Technology. While attending SIASS, Carolynn loved to curl and she took her women’s curling team to the Western Finals.
On May 5, 1973 she married Jim Elliott, and shortly afterwards, moved to Sparwood where she worked at the Michel Natal hospital before taking a job for 10 years at the Blairmore hospital as the Food Service Manager.
In 1976, she and Jim welcomed their daughter, Krista and 3 years later, Jim Jr., into their lives. After 10 years in Blairmore, Carolynn took a career change and purchased Greeenwood Florist. Often referred to as the “flower lady”, Carolynn was the go-to florist for flower arrangements, holiday centrepieces, wedding bouquets, and gift ideas. Customers were always greeted with a smile and very often became regular visitors, just stopping by for a chat. Many great conversations were shared over a cup of coffee in the back of her store. Carolynn and Jim were also very well known within the hockey, figure skating, and baseball community when their children were growing up. Proud supporters of youth sports, the Elliott’s were always available whenever/wherever assistance was needed. Carolynn was the first president of the Sparwood Lioness Club and served as a loyal Lions member for over 25 years. She loved her community!
Carolynn’s family eventually grew to include 5 beautiful grandchildren who she lovingly doted over; proudly sharing their dreams and accomplishments. Grams was one of their greatest cheerleaders, and they will miss her!
Carolynn is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jim Elliott, her children: Krista from Sparwood and Jim Jr. (Sabrina) from Grande Prairie, AB, and her precious grandchildren: Tyson and Travis Soobotin, Evan Coupland, and Carissa and Alyssa Elliott. She is also survived by her sisters Karen (Ross) Travis, Brenda (Richard) Larabee and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, and her brother Cliff.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Carolynn’s name to the BC Lung Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the BC Cancer Society. Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.