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……
THE LOSS OF A MOTHER
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,
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
and that is unable to be taken now
that is all yours to keep