Modra, Carol Evelyn

Born April 22, 1944, in Toronto, Ontario to Jim and Marjorie Smith, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2023, at 11:35am surrounded by her loved ones after a long but courageous battle with cancer.

Carol is survived by her loving husband, Joeseph D. Modra and her 3 children: Derrick Fenske, Ruth Ann Wright (Andrew Russell) & Cori-Lynne Davis.  Sister, Karen Smith of Cache Bay.   Carol had 12 grandchildren: Amanda, Alex (Myah Bohren), Mathew, J.T., Sadie, Micheal, Bryce, Drew, Kelsey, Katelyn, Brayden, and one great grandchild, Finn.

Carol had a special love for animals and the outdoors.  She always had an ear for anyone in need of comfort or advice.  Her family was her most cherished possession and she will be deeply missed.

We would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice, Bayshore and Health Sciences North.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Maison McCulloch Hospice.

You were the light of our lives.  Until we meet again……  


Is an inevitable part of our life.

We know it will come around,

and we know the day will hurt,

but we are not prepared,

never prepared

for the tearing.

The tearing of a part of our soul

from its very seams

stitches pulled asunder

Heart wrenched in half

soul split in two.

But that tearing is not what you may think.

it is it is not her leaving you

it is the loss of her physical form

which you have been so very used and attached to.

And now she must remove that part

for it no longer serves you

and you no longer need it

despite what you may think.

Because she made you well

and she built all of her love into you

cell by cell

thought by thought

lesson by lesson.

And the split that you feel

is simply the new the new way

you will carry on your love

for your mother

with your mother

just in a different way

for she did not leave

mothers cannot leave

they are in you

look inside

she’s there

and that is unable to be taken now

that is all yours to keep

for evermore.

Donna Ashworth


4 Condolences

  1. I cannot begin to express my sorrow for this loss to all of us. From the first time I set foot on the dock at the lodge in 2000, Carol made all of us feel right at home. She and Joe made my annual pilgrimage to the French River my favorite week of the year. My only regret is that I did not meet the two of them earlier in my life.

    By: Steve Gilford & family
    September 13, 2023
  2. My sincere condolences 🙏. I cannot imagine how you are feeling now, but take comfort in her love and your memories.


    By: Jennifer Chapman
    September 13, 2023
  3. With heartfelt condolences to the ENTIRE family…
    It was a joy to meet you, Carol….and now it’s a great loss…
    RIP…. HUGS AND LOVE TO your remaining family,,,esp your OWN FAMILY.. and many friends..

    By: ‘Sandy Zimnerman
    September 13, 2023
  4. We’re so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a special woman and I know she will certainly be greatly missed.With all of you and 12 grandchildren I’m sure her life was filled with so many happy times. What a great photo you chose, thank you for sharing it. Our love and prayers and wishes for keeping those wonderful memories close to your heart always.

    Love Kathy and Rod. Xoxo

    By: Kathy & Rod Fenske
    September 13, 2023

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