Nov 13, 1946 – Feb 2, 2018
On the evening of February 2, 2018, Carol Ann Potter passed away quietly and peacefully in her beloved home in Sylvan Lake, Alberta with her husband of 50 years at her side.
She was a loving, friendly and cheerful person to her friends, relatives and family to her last day.
Carol was a special lady who always welcomed and gave continuously to everyone. Family was always important to Carol.
Words seem so inadequate to express the depth of love that she had for her family.
She will be remembered for her energetic and passionate commitment to family events big and small, and her contribution to her family will live on in the family (and friends whom she loved as family).
It has been a privilege to have had her in our lives and the void she leaves will never be filled.
She was born the eldest daughter of Doug and Florence McLeod on November 13, 1946 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Carol’s life was filled with many accomplishments that defined her commitment to the people around her. Her major milestones were obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 1970 and completing the Citizens’ Police Academy training in 1991. She received the 2001 Calgary Buffalo Constituency Community Volunteer Award, in 2005 the Alberta Centennial Medal, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Her commitment was a life long journey of giving.
Over the last few years, she was predeceased by her parents, Doug and Florence McLeod and sadly by her oldest brother, Dean McLeod.
Carol is survived by her husband Bob, her children Rob and Cassie and 5 grandchildren, siblings Bruce McLeod, Lois (McLeod) Schmiedchen and Gwen (McLeod) Nowlan and their spouses as well as many nieces and nephews.
As per Carol’s wishes there will be no service but a celebration of life will be held sometime in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.