Obituary of Carol Lucille Waldorf
Carol Lucille Waldorf
(August 4, 1938 - October 1, 2023)
Carol Waldorf of Camrose, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and loyal friend of many, passed away on October 1, 2023, at her home at the age of 85.
Carol was born on August 4, 1938, in Daysland to Mike and Rose Zwack. Carol’s early childhood was spent on the family farm South of Daysland with siblings Vonnie, Roger, and Allan. It was growing up on that farm that allowed her to develop her thoughtful and nurturing nature. She helped take care of the animals and plants and later used those skills on her own farm.
As a child, Carol attended Daysland School. After high school, she graduated from the nursing program at Vermillion College. She then went on to work at the Daysland Clinic and Hospital for several years.
Carol was married in 1960 and settled on a farm North of Daysland, where they ran a mixed cattle and grain operation. Not only was Carol able to use her innate caregiving spirit to grow her farm, she was also able to raise 6 beautiful daughters; Val, Jackie, Shelley, Annette, Debbie, and Shauna. As if Carol was not busy enough taking care of the growing needs of her family and farm, she was also an active member in the community, involved with Royal Purple, 4H, Brownies, curling, bowling, and her daughters’ school activities.
In 1994 Carol started a new chapter in her life and moved to Camrose. There she continued to engage with her community by volunteering. Festival of Trees and Big Valley Jamboree were just some of the organizations that Carol gave her time to. When she wasn’t giving back to the community Carol was giving to her family. All her grandchildren rave about the massive spread of food that Grandma would put out even for a short visit. Candy dishes would be filled and Carol’s specialty, Angel Food cake, would be on the table in a moment’s notice. Even the neighborhood Blue Jays and cats would come to Carol’s house for daily treats.
Quick-witted, sharp, nurturing, and generous until the end. Carol Waldorf was a kind soul who will be sincerely missed by her family, friends, neighbors and community.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Valerie (Robert) Volk of Heisler, Jackie Volk of Camrose, Shelley (John) VanderWoude of Camrose, Annette (Lyle) Zimmer of Edmonton, Debbie (Daryl) Zimmer of Camrose, and Shauna (Brad) Zimmer of Daysland; eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and brothers Roger (Joyce) Zwack of Calgary, and Allan (Debbie) Zwack Camrose.
Carol was predeceased by her parents Michael and Rose Zwack; sister Vonnie Hauser, infant son Joseph; and son-in-law Doug Volk.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the CityLights church officiated Rev. Brian Hunter.