Carole Shirley Evans

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EVANS, Carole Shirley - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carole Shirley Evans (nee Staples) at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, January 16, 2012, of Gravenhurst, Ontario, aged 67. Daughter of the late Everett Staples and the late Paquerette Jeannine Staples (nee Morrissette). Beloved Wife of Leo Traarbach. Mother of Ann Zelkie (James), Barrie, Ontario; Jane Evans (Tim), Ottawa, Ontario. Step-mother to Larissa Traarbach (Mike), Hamilton, Ontario; Marnie Rowe (Steve), Hamilton, Ontario; and Danielle Dickinson (Brett), Niagara Falls, Ontario. Grandmother to Jamie, Rachel, Brady, Abby, Kate and Maggie. Born in northern Quebec, Carole lived in Creighton Mine, Burlington, London, Markham, Unionville, Scarborough, Orillia and most recently Gravenhurst, Ontario. Carole was a much loved and recognized history and law teacher at Thornlea Secondary School, Unionville High School and Middlefield High School. More recently she was a volunteer at The Grace and Speed Museum and a member of the Gravenhurst Library Board. She has touched many lives with her strength, persistence and love. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. A celebration of life will take place at Ward Funeral Homes, Woodbridge Chapel, 4671 Highway No. 7 in Woodbridge, Ontario ( on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice or one of the following organizations: Lupus Foundation of Canada, Kidney Foundation of Canada or Canadian Cancer Society.

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 18, 2012