(February 28, 1973 – April 20, 2023)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Di Salle (nee Racicot), who lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Carol passed away peacefully at Maison McCulloch Hospice at the age of 50.

Beloved wife to Michael Di Salle, devoted mother of Connor and Ryan. Cherished daughter of Romeo and Diane Racicot (nee Pajuluoma), loving sister to Michael Racicot and sister-in-law Lisa Di Salle, special aunt to Katelynn Poetschke, and dear goddaughter to Robert (Bob) and Marlene Pajuluoma. She will be deeply missed by her many extended family members and treasured friends who are too numerous to mention.

Carol was passionate about her work and serving the community. She was in her 25th year at Health Sciences North, beginning her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in 1998. Carol spent many years with the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit, the Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team and the North East Cancer Centre. In 2010, she became the Regional Brain Injury Resource Clinician. She was especially determined to improve the lives of those suffering from concussions. The impact of Carol’s work extends beyond the Sudbury community, but also across all of Northeastern Ontario.

Carol loved spending time with her 3 "boys". A devoted sports mom, she often accompanied her husband and sons to many tournaments and competitions throughout the province of Ontario and beyond. Having grown up as a competitive swimmer and dancer, Carol was proud to see her sons compete.

Carol was also a foodie and a home decorating aficionado, frequently surprising her family with new recipes and different décor ideas at home.  Above all though, Carol was an avid reader who would often devour a new book on a weekly basis.

Carol leaves an amazing legacy of kindness, warmth and compassion wherever she went. She would often drop everything to help someone in need without a second thought. We are all better people for having known Carol in our lives. She will be greatly missed.

Carol’s family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the health care team that cared for her, especially at end-of-life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Carol’s name would be appreciated.  https://maisonsudburyhospice.org/donate/

A Celebration of Carol’s Life will take place at the United Steel Workers Hall & Conference Centre, 66 Brady St., Sudbury Ontario from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday May 6, 2023, with Words of Remembrance at 3:00pm.


14 Condolences

  1. May I extend my deepest condolences to the DiSalle and Racicot families.
    I’ll always remember how Carol was always smiling and gave the warmest hugs. Her enthusiasm for life was obvious in how much she cared for everyone, especially her family.
    To lose her so soon, feels so wrong. She will live on in our hearts and memories.
    In caring sympathy,
    Debbie Roque and family

    By: Deborah Roque
    May 2, 2023
  2. Our deepest condolences to the Di Salle and Racicot families. We were sadden to hear to the news of Carol’s passing. This beautiful and compassionate young lady, who has touched so many lives. We are thinking of you, as you gather as a family to grieve the loss of Carol, a wife, a mother, and daughter. We also keep you in our thoughts this coming Saturday, when you gather to celebrate her life. Carol now rests in the arms of the angels and is no longer suffering. At times like this, we as a family wish we lived closer, so we could give you a big hug of encouragement as you deal with huge loss in your lives. RIP Carol. God Bless.
    Lots of Love from the Biglow family in Manitoba.

    By: Linda, Gary, Ken, Rita & Families
    May 1, 2023
  3. Lisa, Katie and family

    We are so sorry for your loss and hope through sharing happy memories you have made will help you in this difficult time.

    With deepest condolences.
    Jason and Sharon

    By: Jason Ficht and Sharon Dykstra
    April 28, 2023
  4. Condolences to the Di Salle and Racicot families.
    Our hearts are broken.
    Carol was a very special person and friend, and a true genuine soul.
    She will be deeply missed by all!
    The Romaniuk Family 🙏

    By: Roman and Valerie Romaniuk
    April 28, 2023
  5. I am so sad for your loss. I worked with Carol from 2008-2012 as a new graduate. I will remember her as one of the kindest, smartest and most compassionate people I’ve ever known. She was a wonderful mentor and support, both personally and professionally. My deepest condolences to her family, you are all in my thoughts.
    Hillary (Young) Landry

    By: Hillary (Young) Landry
    April 27, 2023
  6. Dear Michael, Connor, Ryan and Racicot family. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beautiful Carol. No words can adequately comfort you in your loss but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you always walk in her love and spirit.

    Don and Nadia Di Salle

    By: Don and Nadia Di Salle
    April 26, 2023
  7. Mike, Connor, Ryan & Families
    No words can adequately express how very sorry we are to hear of the sudden passing of your Very Special Loved One, CAROL. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Precious, Happy Memories of CAROL sustain you in the days to come. It will take time, however know you will make it through and Carol will Always be with you. We will Remember Carol for the Thoughtful, Loving, Caring, Classy, Devoted, Fine Lady She Was. RIP
    Shihan Don, Mrs. B. & Family

    By: Marjorie M Benoit
    April 26, 2023
  8. My deepest condolences, Michael. My thoughts are with you and the boys.

    By: Harry Cho
    April 26, 2023
  9. Michael,

    Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of Carol. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

    Sending strength,
    Heather Chapple-Hajdu

    By: Heather Chapple
    April 26, 2023
  10. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

    By: Margo den Haan
    April 26, 2023
  11. We are so very sorry to all of her family for your loss. Reading through the condolences, it’s all been said and clearly shows what a warm and wonderful daughter, sister, friend, mentor, wife and mother she was to everyone. It was an absolute pleasure to have known her and been in her light.
    With love and warmest of condolences, Richard, Laurie-Ann, Alec and Avery Duguay

    By: Richard and Laurie-Ann Duguay
    April 26, 2023
  12. What a beautiful soul she was indeed! She will be deeply missed by many who were fortunate enough to know her and love her. Mike, Connor & Ryan we share in your sadness and are soooo very sorry.

    With Love,
    Donna, Angelo & Family

    By: Donna Benoit, Angelo Panoussis & Family
    April 25, 2023
  13. Dear Mike, Connor & Ryan,
    We are so very sad for all of you. Carol was the kindest, most beautiful soul to have touched all of our lives. All our time together at the dojo, Hawaii, giggling over a Caesar, … none of it will be forgotten. Please know how much we loved her and will miss her.
    Shannon, Alistair, Duncan & Isla

    By: The Smith Family
    April 25, 2023
  14. Dear Michael and Families
    We are very sorry for your loss. Our warmest condolences.💐
    Bob + Susan

    By: Robert + Susan Di Salle
    April 25, 2023

Leave a condolence

All condolences are reviewed prior to be being posted.

Enter the number displayed in the black box: