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Carolyn Gadsby

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June 11, 1943 - September 19, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Carolyn June Gadsby on September 19, 2023. Carolyn died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. 


She is predeceased by her beloved husband Bill (William) Gadsby (September 29, 2021) and is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Jane McCormack (Jeremy Coleman) and Rebecca McCormack along with her brother Richard Carson (Elma) and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. 


Carolyn was born in Winnipeg to Clarence and Anne Carson.  Aside from short periods in Britain and London, Ontario, Carolyn lived in Winnipeg most of her life.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education as well as a Post Baccalaureate Degree. She was employed as a teaching librarian at Garden City Collegiate, Seven Oaks School Division. She was a thoughtful teacher and managed the school library, providing resources and support to students and teachers. She retired from her position in 2000.


Carolyn and Bill owned a cottage on Falcon Lake for many years and enjoyed the quiet solitude offered there.  They also travelled extensively overseas (Spain, Portugal, Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Ireland) and within Canada.  Their last trip together was a memorable Alaskan cruise. They also enjoyed many warm winters in California (Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria). 


Carolyn loved life and enjoyed walking, nature hikes, golf, as well as the arts with particular interest in watercolour art.  Carolyn was an avid bridge player and read voraciously as a member of an active local book club.   She always showed an enthusiastic interest in others, and she loved her family, her many close friends and her neighbours.


There will be a celebration of life held at 2:00 PM on Thursday September 28th at the Unitarian Church, 603 WELLINGTON CRESCENT at ACADEMY ROAD in Winnipeg, MB. 


In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


Carolyn’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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