We regret to announce the passing of Carol June Ballantyne on Saturday, April 23 2022 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto at the age of 72. Carol was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, co-worker and mentor who inspired numerous people's lives.
Carol is survived by her children and grandchildren Son Kennon Vaughan and wife Saran, his children Nya, Darius, Solomon, Kaliyah and Kaden. Daughter Janin Ballantyne-Shand and husband Dean their children Jerome, Jadive and Jovia. Son Taylor Oliver and wife Sandra, his son Alexander and Soraya. Son Daylan Oliver. Her step-daughter Shelley-Ann Oliver and her children Delvon, Deontae, Shilah and Kadena. Step-son Sheldon Oliver and his children Alexa, Tevin, Marcus and Kalisha. Her siblings and their children sister Barbara Dominguez her children John, Milli, Peggy and their children Yanessa, Quianna, Yorkton and Shakur. Sister Peggy Shaw her son Stefan his wife Celina their children Abigail and Quinten. Her brother Bob Ballantyne wife Josee children Kristy and Paige. Her Ballantyne and Panasuk cousins. Her ex-partner Glenroy Oliver, his siblings and their children with whom she maintained close relationships with.
Carol was born in Kapuskasing on June 28th, 1949 to Ted and Ann Ballantyne. She attended Diamond Jubilee and the Kapuskasing district high school. She was very active in sports, gymnastics and loved to swim, also serving as a lifeguard. Carol left Kapuskasing at an early age; she travelled and lived in different cities throughout Ontario. She was adventurous, loved music and was a bit wild in her younger years experiencing and living life to the fullest. Carol enjoyed playing BINGO probably because she often won. Her friends were an important aspect of her life. She was a cat lover like her mother. She was crafty, liked taking pictures and wrote poetry.
Carol became a Registered Nurse Assistant and later upgraded to become an Registered Nurse. She worked at Sudbury General Hospital then moved on to the Humber Memorial Hospital Church site. She worked in the surgical floor, T3, ICU and recovery. In 2015 she retired after 41 years of service.
Her diagnosis and battle with cancer was unexpected, rapid and turbulent. She started experiencing health issues with her stomach in September 2021 was diagnosed in December 2021 and had surgery February 1st 2022. With high hopes of recovery she unfortunately had a few complications and the cancer started to spread rapidly. She became weak and was in constant pain. Towards the end she knew better than anyone her time was coming to an end. She asked to be made comfortable, tried to say as many goodbyes as possible she went with her sister Barb, son Taylor and daughter Janin at her side, holding her hands comforting her and surrounded by love.
Carol will be forever cherished by her family, friends and all who she has ever met.
A memorial service will be held on May 8th 2022 at Meadowvale Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, ON, CANADA, L6Y 5L5.
Visiting will be from 3pm-4pm with the memorial commencing at 4pm-5pm.
A live stream of the memorial will be able through this website at 3:30pm
Carol was very social; she enjoyed going out to functions of family and friends most would agree she was the life of the party. So in leu of that we ask on her behalf we make this a happy celebration.