It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of CAROL FAYE ESTABROOKS at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Sackville, she was the 16th child of the late Marion (Tower) and Lorne Estabrooks, and the only child of Marion and Lorne’s to be born in the Sackville Memorial Hospital. She attended the Sackville High School, Oulton’s Business College and continued her education at the Ms. A.J. McMaster School of Nursing. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1989. Carol was employed with Enterprise Foundry Ltd. She worked as a caregiver at the Drew Nursing Home and after her graduation from Nursing School, was employed as a Nurse at the Sackville Memorial Hospital for fifteen years. She finished her nursing career with the Extra Mural Services. She was a very caring and compassionate person and received many thanks for her excellent care.
Her love and dedication to her husband George, daughter Krista and son Matt had no boundaries and this extended to her grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Ben, Alexa, Sophia & Matthew Blair.
Some of her special times at our home place included having tea and sandwiches with Mum.
Special memories of brother Bonar taking her for a drive and buying her a chocolate bar. Candy was not a familiar food item in our home. In fact, one year at Christmas time, her sister Betty and niece Sharon, tested and devoured a whole box of chocolates and needless to say ended up with very upset tummies.
Upon retirement, Carol & George spent many winters in Florida and enjoyed the many friendships they made along the way. She enjoyed watching her favourite hockey team, The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Her greatest joy was getting the Estabrooks’ families together and preparing a wonderful buffet for them as well as attending the many Estabrooks’ reunions we held over the years. When we "girls" got together we did a lot of giggling, laughing and eating and she enjoyed every minute of it.
During the last 10 years, Carol showed great strength and determination to fight the "battle of Cancer". Her first round, she succeeded, but it was not to be. Carol is a member of the Church by the Lake, Middle Sackville Baptist. She was a devoted Christian and had great faith in her Lord. When we talked about her illness, she would say, "I am ready and I know where I am going, I love you now and I will love you forever. Always remember that, and we will meet again."
FAREWELL CAROL, WE WILL MEET AGAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE.
She is survived by her loving husband, George; daughter, Krista (Tom) Trueman; son, Matt (Chrissy) Estabrooks, all of Sackville; her much loved grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay and Ben Trueman, Alexa, Sophia & Matthew Blair Estabrooks, all of Sackville; sisters, Barb(Chester) Wheaton, Cambridge, ON, Betty Wyonch, New Orleans, ON; brother Jack (Sherry), Swift Current, Sk.; her Sackville family; sisters, Eva Bowser, Grace Allen, Inez Estabrooks, Pat (Everett) Estabrooks; brother, Lew (Pauline) Estabrooks, brother-in-law, Fred (Jane) Estabrooks and Vincent Estabrooks; as well as many, many nieces & nephews.
Besides per parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Ethel (Harley) Bulmer, Marg (Murven) Bulmer, Joan (Ron) Jones, Donna (Trevor) Wheaton, infant sister Joyce Estabrooks; brothers Bonar (Pat) Estabrooks, Bob (Doreen) Estabrooks, and Bill Estabrooks; brothers-in-law, Danny Moore & Keith Wyonch, Ernest Bowser, mother and father in law Verna & Lloyd Estabrooks; sisters in law, Gloria Estabrooks and Isabel Estabrooks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). An invitation only funeral service to remember and celebrate Carol's life will be held at the Jones Funeral Home on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2 pm. Carol was a great friend to all, but due to the size of her family and the current restrictions, only attendees contacted by the family will be able to attend the funeral. The funeral will be Live-streamed on Carol's Obituary. Masks are required and all are asked to adhere to Covid-19 regulations.
Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Carol's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.