It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a wonderful wife, mother, and Nana, Mabel. In her sleep on Friday, June 3, 2022, at University Hospital, Mabel passed away in her 90th year. Beloved wife of John Carr. Cherished mother of, Colleen Carr, Jackie (Blair Collett), Gail (Scott Tooke). Proud Nana of Zachary (Carley), Kayli, (Malek, fiancé) Austin, Noah, and Connor.
Mabel could be feisty at times and if she did not like something you said, she would respond with “I am not amused”. She had a loving heart and expressed her love for her family through her cooking. She loved nothing more than big Sunday and Holiday celebration dinners, with the entire family around the table. Everyone loved her cooking. Growing up “have some more” at the dinner table was something always heard. She had several specialty dishes including her famous steak and kidney pie, her spaghetti that all the grand kids loved and the South African dishes that she would always make enough for everyone to come by and take home.
One of her favourite pastimes was watching her grandchildren’s sporting activities. Always their biggest supporter at their games. She also loved her hockey; Hockey Night in Canada was a tune heard many Saturday nights. Her favourite team although she liked to deny it was the Toronto Maple Leafs and with Dad a Canadiens fan, there was never a dull moment when the two played.
As a family that loves to travel, we will remember good memories of fun trips with her and Dad.
We miss you already and hope you are at peace. We love you.
Cremation has taken place and the burial will be a private ceremony for immediate family at Woodlands Cemetery. A celebration of Mabel’s life with friends and family will take place at a future date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared at: woodlandcemetery.ca
Instead of floral tributes, donations in Mabel’s memory to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. https://www.braintumour.ca/