BLYTH, Carol Gudridur
December 25, 1930 – Vita, Manitoba
April 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Carol beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Carol was born on December 25, 1930 in Vita, Manitoba. She was raised, along with her brother Murray and her sister Norma, in Piney, Manitoba, a small farming community in southern Manitoba inhabited mostly by people of Icelandic heritage. She was very proud of her heritage. Carol received a BSc in Home Economics from the University of Manitoba and participated in a number of sports at university including hockey, and received her "Letter" for sports. She had a long and distinguished life and career and contributed to the community in so many ways. Among her most notable successes and community contributions are: working for the Continuing Education Department of the Calgary Board of Education, ultimately ascending to the position of Director; serving as President of the Calgary Home Economics Association; co-writing a history of home economics in Alberta titled "The Past is Prologue"; serving as a member of the Minister's Advisory Committee to Further Education; being elected President of Northwest Adult Education – an organization that represented adult educators from Western Canada, the Northwest United States and Alaska; winning the YWCA's "Woman of Distinction" award and being on the YWCA "Wall of Honour"; being elected as a member of the Senate of the University of Calgary; volunteering at the Distress Centre; serving on the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta; serving in a number of capacities with the Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary; and, writing and publishing a series on money management called "Money and the Marketplace", which was the subject of a television series. Carol was so proud of the home she made for her family in Calgary and she loved her garden, which was admired by all of the neighbours in Altadore. She was a life-long member of the Unitarian Church. Carol is survived by her four children and their spouses, Scott and Mary, Stuart and Sherri, Steven and Tiffany, and Sharon; her grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Teresita, Meagan, Graham and Blair, Quinn, Colin, Evan, and Owen; her great-grandchildren Alejandro, Naomi, Carter, and Fernando. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; her granddaughter Jillian; her sister Norma; and her brother Murray. A celebration of Carol's wonderful life will be held at a date to be announced. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
. In living memory of Carol Blyth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.