Carol Louise Mathieson
February 14, 1948 - December 27, 2018.
Carol passed away on December 27, 2018 at the age of 70. It happened the way Carol wanted, sleeping peacefully at home. Carol was predeceased by her parents Donat and Mary Marinier, in-laws Tom and Helen Mathieson, brother Bill Marinier. Carol will lovingly remember by Jack, her husband of 47 years, stepson Rick Mathieson, granddaughter Rickie Lee Askin, great granddaughter Alyssa Askin, stepson Darcy (Jackie) Mathieson, grandson Adam (Rebecca) Mathieson, great granddaughter Brooklyn Mathieson, grandson Dylan Mathieson, granddaughter Keagan Mathieson, sister Angie Lenius, brother Bob Marinier, sister Margaret (Ron) Bashnic as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Carol graduated from Martin Collegiate and went to work the SK government and then to Ipsco where she met the love of her life, Jack. After marrying, Carol started working with her mother-in-law Helen, learning to be a seamstress. They made draperies for various companies and clients. Carol was a very active person playing racquetball, squash, biking and golf. Carol was generous to a fault and her love and caring spirit impacted her friends like no other. Carol played golf with her good friend Jane at the Fort Qu’Appelle golf course and they were well known, sometimes playing 18-27 holes and about 12 beers. They did not let the golf interfere with their way of having fun.
In 2000, we decided to move to the lake full-time and set out to rebuild our cabin. Carol took on the job as general contractor, which she loved doing and enjoyed making many new contractor friends. After completion, what else – have a summer party. Already famous for the boxing day parties in Regina, the summer party consisted of about 25-30 people and of course games – Carol loved games, and everyone had to participate. In the winter the major event was the New Year’s Eve party with a skating rink and fire works.
Carol loved living at the lake and many times she would say to Jack, thank you for letting me live by the lake. The last few years were not easy for Carol; major surgery 10 years ago started the health problems, including COPD. Although Carol couldn’t kick the habit, she shared her experience and begged people to not do as she did. The family usually celebrated Christmas and Boxing Day at the lake, but this year she had to cancel due to declining health and she just couldn’t handle it. The only regret she would have was not being able to say goodbye to her family before she passed. She always loved them very much.
Carol loved people, animals and nature. Carol would sit in her screened in porch looking out at the lake with a drink of scotch and a smoke and watch the birds at the feeder and occasionally see a coyote or a deer. She could be heard talking to the birds or squirrel, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
At Carol’s request there will be no funeral, the family will hold a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers or cards a donation to the Regina Humane Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Conley Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle and Raymore. PH: 306-322-0555.