Carol Ann Williams
It is with heavy hearts we announce the death of Carol Ann
Williams of New Maryland, NB on April 20th,
2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. A proud Nova Scotian, she
was born at home on Bark Street, Pictou, NS, she was the daughter of
the late Kenneth and Elsie (Irving) Ferguson and the beloved wife of
Donald Williams for over 54 years.
Survived by her loving husband, Donnie; sister, Elaine Bugden
of NS; two sons, Jamie Williams (Leslie) of Mazerolle Settlement, NB,
and Andy Williams (Lori) of Charters Settlement, NB; grandchildren,
Chelsie, Jackson, AJ, and Larry; step grandchildren, Ellie and Kate;
AJ’s mom Sandra Howatt and many special nieces and
Carol was a graduate of Pictou Academy in 1963, and continued
her education at the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in
Halifax, NS where she graduated in 1966. Carol furthered her education
and made the Dean’s List when she earned her Bachelor of
Nursing Degree from UNB in Fredericton, NB in 2000.
Carol worked as a Registered Nurse beginning in 1966 in
Truro, NS followed by many years at the Halifax Regional
Rehabilitation Centre and the Dartmouth General in NS and eventually
finishing her career as Nurse Manager of Addiction Services in
Fredericton, NB. Following her retirement, she was asked by the UNB
Faculty of Nursing to teach a course concerning mental health in the
community, she was skeptical when first approached but later indicated
that this was a highlight of her career.
She was involved in many activities both before and following
retirement. First and foremost she always introduced herself as a
« Hooker », of which she would get many strange looks and then
go on to explain her passion and talent for rug hooking. She was a
member of the Rug Hooking Guild of NS and the Heritage Rug Hooking
Guild in Fredericton, NB. She organized and took part in many events
that were put on by these organizations, with many rugs being started
and finished at workshops and weekend get a ways that she often
attended with the good friends she made over the years.
She was also a bridge player and often played several times a
week following her retirement. She was a member of the Crown Jewels of
Canada Society and Co-Queen of her local Chapter, frequently sporting
red, purple and white attire that was many times accented with
feathers and lots of bling. She had many stories of camping and
canoeing over the years with her family and the Down East Coasters
Chapter of the NCHA. She was a collector of many things, least of
which included bells and bears.
Carol was an avid car enthusiasts and attended countless car
shows all over the Maritimes with Donnie. Only on rare occasions was
only one car brought to the car shows and usually not even the same
car every week. She is most remember for sporting around in her 2011
Synergy Green Chevy Camaro and telling stories of her racing people at
numerous traffic lights all over town.
She was very proud of her two sons and their accomplishments
over the years but there was always a special sparkle in her eyes when
she, spoke about her grandchildren. She attended many birthday
celebrations, school concerts, graduations and sporting events, often
bringing treats for the sports teams to enjoy following the
Carol was a vibrant, enthusiastic and unforgettable person
who made friends at every stop along the way. She will be deeply
missed by all who crossed her path.
Due to COVID-19 a planned visitation will not be held at this
time. A Burial Service will be held at a later date. For those who
wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation that was
very near and dear to Carol or a charity of your
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Carol Ann Williams 19452021..
Décès pour la Ville: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick