Carroll Joan KLEIN (nee Coventry)

Carroll Joan KLEIN (nee Coventry)

1936 – 2015

We are so sad to share the news of Carroll’s sudden passing on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Carroll was predeceased by her husband, Herb, in 2010. Carroll’s laughter and love will be deeply missed by her daughters Michelle (George and grandson, Eli) and Renee, her son David (Suzanne), her sister-in-law Laura and many friends.  

Carroll grew up in Nelson where she was active in the United Church and Mrs. Ferguson’s choir. She loved summer holidays at the family “camp” on Kootenay Lake, and worked at the family business (Coventry Flowers) until her marriage to Herb in 1957.  Herb and Carroll raised their family in Vernon where Carroll was involved with the church choir, Vernon Music School, the BC Schizophrenia Society, and Herb’s business, Gemini Golf.  They spent summers at “camp” and in 2009 moved back to Nelson full time.

Carroll loved her lake property and her life. She maintained her joy of music, was learning guitar and how to knit, and was researching her family tree. She pampered a large African violet and houseplant collection, enjoyed her garden and took daily strolls along the beach, where she collected treasures from arrowheads to pieces of glass. Carroll was a big fan of living naturally and her spiritual beliefs were a constant strength in her life. She continues her souls evolving journey now and leaves her imprint in our hearts.

A celebration of her life will be held on her beach in early summer, and her remains will rest in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to Council of Canadians www.canadians.org or to the Nelson Civic Theatre Society www.civictheatre.ca.

Vernon Morning Star


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