October 21, 2011, 5:37 pm
Dear Doug, Suzanne, Vanessa & family, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Carolyn. Your entire family is in our thoughts and in our hearts. There really are no words, just the love and support of friends/family who share in your sadness and loss, and offer what small comfort we can. We are devastated by the sad news of Carolyn's passing but also comforted by the enormous and meaningful impact that she had on all of our lives. We will never forget her dedication and passion to her MM Support Group, her MM Ontario drug advocacy and her annual MM5K walk. A woman a valour, she was a true pioneer in every sense of the word in the Multiple Myeloma community, nationwide. The world is a much sadder place today. Thank you for sharing Carolyn with all of us. She made my world a much better place and I will miss her with all of my heart. With much love & gratitude.
CIndy Leder and Family
October 21, 2011, 5:58 pm
My Condolences to the Henry family, Vanessa and Suzanne. She was sheer will!
October 21, 2011, 8:25 pm
Please-accept my deepest condolemses. Caroline was a strong, highly motivated human being who helped all of us fighting this disease through themuse of her advocacy. We were good friends andmyeloma buddies.
Sweet dreams my friend.
I shall always remember your strength, determination and caring for others.
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.
October 22, 2011, 2:52 pm
I was sorry to read of your loss. Carolyn and I distant cousin thru the Winegarden family.
M. Irene (Haley) Hopper
October 22, 2011, 3:44 pm
Holding you all in my heart, thoughts and prayers..Carolyn was indeed a valiant Myeloma Warrior...she really accomplished a lot and inspired many by her spirit.I hope your memories of your life with her will help to get you thru this very sad time.
Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society
October 22, 2011, 7:31 pm
Dear Doug, Suzanne, Vanessa and family. Please accept my deepest sympathies – it is impossible to put into words how saddened I was to hear of your loss. Carolyn was a truly inspirational woman, fighting tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of so many the multiple myeloma community. An energy and spirit as strong as Carolyn’s can never be extinguished and she will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew her. I will miss her wisdom, guidance and friendship very, very much. May you find strength in each other over the coming days, and know that there are a great many people who hold you in their thoughts and prayers. Jennifer McLaughlin
Aldo Del Col
October 23, 2011, 12:39 pm
Dear Doug, Suzanne, Vanessa & family
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. It is very difficult to accept that Carolyn has left us, but her legacy will live on.
I first met Carolyn almost 8 years ago and was immediately struck by her tenacity and indefatigable desire to make the world a better place for myeloma patients and their families. From advocating for funding for Velcade and Revlimid in Ontario to spearheading funding efforts for myeloma research, Carolyn was always there for us, shining the light on the path forward.
I last saw Carolyn a few months ago when I visited her at Princess Margaret Hospital. I was struck by Carolyn’s radiance and optimism that belied the seriousness of the situation. We parted with an embrace, promising each other to have a glass of wine together at the Toronto Conference. Alas, that was not to be, but the memory of our last encounter will continue to inspire me as I continue along on my own personal journey.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran
Aldo Del Col
October 23, 2011, 3:20 pm
Carolyn was my first myeloma friend when I was diagnosed a few years ago. Imagine how inspiring it was to meet her, belying the odds and organizing the 5K walks, no less. She taught us all something about how to not let cancer get in the way of living and doing. I am so, so sorry she is gone.
October 23, 2011, 6:31 pm
My husband and I met Caroiyn about 3 years ago when we joined the London Myeloma Support Group. She gave us a lot of information and advice when John needed assistance with his treatment. We had fun with Carolyn - she was always bubbly and full of life. We will miss her. Marion Randall and John Willms
October 23, 2011, 7:44 pm
Dear Doug, Suzanne, Vanessa, Doris and family. I am certainly saddened by your loss and extend my sympathies to all of you. You have been a valiant support to Carolyn through her journey these past few years. I always enjoyed my conversations with Carolyn. She was a very motivated, inspirational and caring lady. I am proud to have known her and to have been a friend. Cherish your memories and may others take up her fight for cancer research.
October 24, 2011, 9:02 pm
My cousin Carolyn was a beautiful person. Ever the champion for making things better for others; when I think of her strength, the word “herculean” comes to mind. Little in stature with a huge capacity to care—she was our Mighty Mouse. I will miss her like a sister.
To Doug, Vanessa, Suzanne and Gord — my love and prayers.
Mary, Kate & Shirley
October 24, 2011, 9:50 pm
You are in our thoughts, Aunt D. We have so many fond memories of our dear cousin Carolyn over the years. Our hearts go out to you. All our love.
Marion and Don Hunter
October 26, 2011, 2:22 pm
Dear Doug and family. It has been 10 years since we met Carolyn and Doug at the IMF conference at the Admiral Hotel. Since then there have many meetings, in Arizona, cities in Canada and many conference calls. Carolyn was always cheerful,and more than willing to assist anyone with Myeloma. Her involvement with Myeloma Canada and the Patient Handbook was a step forward for Myeloma knowledge and treatment in Canada. We in the Myeloma community will miss her tremenousloy. She was a real warrior for the Myeloma cause and will be appreciated by all of us for her efforts. We also send our condolences to Marion McFadden and family whom we new personally. We will miss her as a true friend. Marion and Don Hunter
Guy & Carole Renfer
November 12, 2011, 5:53 am
We are very sorry to hear that Carolyn has passed away. It has been many years since we have seen you and were not aware of her long struggle. It sounds as if she made a very major contribution to cancer research and to supporting those with the same disease.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Guy & Carole