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Carol Florence Umlah
April 23, 1945 - July 17, 2016
Umlah, Carol Florence – It is with heavy hearts and overwhelming sadness, that the family of Carol “Gert” Umlah announces her passing. She died peacefully at home with her family by her side, Sunday July 17, 2016. Born in Halifax, April 23, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Marie Astley. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wilson “Willie” Umlah. Carol is survived by and forever loved by children, Jack, Cathy, Debbie and Mike; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brett), Willie (Monique), Justina and Taylor; great grandchildren, Austin, Emmerson, Racheal and Chloe; brother, Stanley; brothers-in-law, Doug and Donnie; sisters-in-law, Helen, Harriett, Jessie, Julie and Bonita; many nieces and nephews; life-long friend and confidant, Michelle; extended family, Jacob/Jordan, Krista/Alissa, Kira/Tristen, Mark and Jodie; many friends and neighbors who touched her throughout her life. Although she was born in Halifax, she was a stay at home mom who raised her family in Sackville. She took tremendous pride in a clean home and enjoyed preparing meals and treats for family and friends. Carol battled many health issues during the last several years, never complaining and always keeping the spirits high of the people around her. Pancreatic cancer was her final battle, which she fought with courage and determination. She fought bravely for 16 months on a 6 month diagnosis. Carol’s pictures hang proudly in Nova Scotia’s emergency departments as the poster girl for promoting special continuing care for patients wishing to stay at home. A special sincere thank you to the Palliative Care unit at the VG hospital, the staff of Bay Shore continuing care and all VON who provided exceptional care in executing her wish to pass at home. We will forever miss her spunky-no-nonsense personality. We are delighted in knowing that she will be reunited with her husband. The family wishes to thank all those who were so faithful in expressing their kind words, good thoughts, prayers and visits. Visitation will be held 7-9 pm Wednesday July 20 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville where a memorial service followed by a reception will be held 1 pm Thursday July 21. Reverend Carol Sue Frison officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.