Peacefully at LHSC – University Hospital, London on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 of London, formerly of Grand Bend and Chatham, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of James (Jim) McVicar. Loving mother of Scott McVicar and Darcy McVicar, both of London. Proud and dearly loved grandmother of Emma, and Ethan. Predeceased by a sister Barbara McEwen. Carole graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1961 and started a rewarding 35 year nursing career caring for others. Carole worked on 3 Centre Surgical Floor as Head Nurse for several years. The next path in her long and rewarding nursing career was in the palliative care unit at Chatham Public General Hospital. During this time Carole was trained in New York State as an Enterstomal Therapist (ET) to provide care and support to local colostomy patients. She was involved in the first satellite chemotherapy program with the London Regional Cancer Centre.
Having journeyed the stages of Alzheimers Disease with strength, grace, humour and some dancing, the family wishes to thank the staff on the 4 th and 10 th floors at LHSC – University Hospital for their medical professionalism and compassion which would have made Carole proud of a career she loved.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street LUCAN, on Saturday, July 20th from 9:30 – 10:30, where a celebration of life will be held at 11 AM. Cremation has taken place.
Donations to McCormick Home- Dementia Services/Day Program, or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.