Carolynne Lorraine O’Hearn, passed away peacefully on February 20/2023 at her residence in Kingsway Lodge .
She is survived by her husband of 53 years Jim O’Hearn , Her son Troy (Sonya) and their daughters Kaitlyn (Dylan)and Kendra of Cochrane Alberta Her son Shawn (Laurie) and their children Julien, Amelia, Maithias, and Jasmine of Fulshear Texas. Survived by brother Jack Pickett , sisters Florence Piefer and Pat Cornelius . Also survived by brothers-in-law Keith Cornelius and Don Piefer, sisters-in-law Doreen Pickett,Deanna Hart , Donna Stacey , Mary O’Hearn , Beverley Graff, Margaret Thomson , Anne Marie and Ann OHearn . Predeceased by parents Claude and Isabel Pickett, brother Lester Pickett , sisters Daisy Pickett, Margaret Soderberg ,Betty Peterson,brothers-in-law Gerald , Michael and Joseph O’Hearn, Vince Hart, Keith Stacey, Stan Peterson, Laurence Graff, Ron Thomson, Roy Soderberg and Fred Chivers, sisters-in law Iris and Betty Pickett. Carolynne is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly and her special gifts of paintings, drawings, and homemade knitting/crocheting .
Born and raised in Shaunavon Saskatchewan, Carolynne was the youngest child of eight. She learned to play the piano as a youth and carried on her love of music all her life playing piano and organ for church services, teaching children to play piano, and playing to entertain family. She was also very much an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting flowers, wildlife, and imagery from the Bible. Carolynne was a school teacher, Sunday school teacher, and baby sitter for many youngsters over the years because she genuinely loved children. Carolynne met the love of her life Jim in Canmore Alberta. In 1969, they were married at St. John’s church in Calgary Alberta. After the birth of their first son Troy they moved to northern Manitoba for about a year and a half. After they moved back to Canmore, Carolynne gave birth to their second son and they continued to raise their two boys in the mountains. Carolynne was very fond of having friends over for coffee and enjoyed going out to visit her many friends and family in Canmore and beyond. Carolynne spent many mornings and afternoons visiting her elderly friends at their home, in the lodge, or at the hospital taking them home baked goods and a hand made scarf or headband. Carolynne was a devout Christian and attended/volunteered at the United Church in Canmore throughout her time in Canmore. Even after Carolynne was unable to volunteer outside her home she continued to do what she could by playing the organ for mass at the lodge, painting book marks, copying scripture from the Bible, and knitting headbands for the needy. Through her endless hours of visits and community service all while dealing with her own health issues, she taught us about compassion, kindness and gratitude. Carolynne has left a legacy of good memories with everyone she touched through her music, art, teachings, and kindness.
Carolynne’s family thanks the staff at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys Ontario for their loving care of Carolynne over the last several years she lived there. Cremation will take place.
Funeral Mass will be held at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast Corner of Peel St. N. and Widder St. E., St. Marys, on April 1, 2023 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Marys Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
CMHA Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Services
540 Huron St, Stratford, ON N5A 5T9
St. Marys Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 940 St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6
310 Queen St. E. St. Marys, ON N4X 1C8