Carol (Caroline) Ann Whitehead

March 15, 2019 7 Condolences Print Obituary

September 11, 1958 - March 12, 2019

Carol passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer.  She will be deeply missed by her children Jim (Jodi) and Shaun (Jackie), her four grandchildren, the lights of her life, Cally, Brady, Haylee and Paige, brother Malcom MacPherson, sister Colleen Herrick (Rob), sister-in-law Carol MacPherson, her many beloved nieces and nephews and the extended Whitehead family. Carol is predeceased by her parents Hector and May McPherson and brothers Brian and Garnet MacPherson.

Carol grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she spent much of her time outside of school with friends and family at Buffalo Pound lake, having picnics in Riverside Park, and socializing at Temple Gardens. She could often be found in the rink enjoying one of her loves, figure skating.

In 1978 Carol and her family relocated from Briercrest, Saskatchewan to Swan Hills where she spent 12 wonderful years raising her boys before moving to Leduc in 1990. Carol loved her wonderful circle of friends there and the sense of community Leduc provided her. Summers were spent at the family cabin at Alberta Beach where she made many life-long friends and countless fond memories.  Carol found a passion for travel that took her to many places including Vietnam, Australia, Cambodia and to Maui, one of her favorites.

Carol enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her loved ones, especially over the holidays and collected a large library of cookbooks, always looking for the next great recipe. She adored the outdoors and when it came to gardening she had an amazing green thumb.  She loved spending time working in her yard, especially if she had her dogs or her “grandpups” by her side.

She was well known to be a fierce mama bear and the ultimate hockey mom. Her grandchildren were closest to her heart. There was no denying, they were the people she loved the most. Watching them grow and spending time with them brought her a great amount of joy.

The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital for their kind and compassionate care extended to Carol.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Edmonton Humane Society or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Celebration of Life
3:00PM Thursday March 21, 2019
Nisku Rec Centre
606 – 18 Avenue, Nisku.

  1. Jim, Jodi, Cally, Brady and the rest of the Whitehead family – we are so sorry for your loss and will always remember how welcoming and loving Carol was to everyone.

  2. What a beautiful lady. It sounds like she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  3. Sincerest condolences at the loss of your mom. You lost her much too soon.

  4. You now have Another Very Special Angel Watching Over Yiu Always Hugs Love The Hoium Family ?????

  5. Our condolences to you and Jackie.

  6. So sorry she is gone. Although we were first cousins we only met a few times as children. My heart goes out to all she left behind.

  7. So sorry to hear about you sister Colleen.
    Our prayers and condolences to you and all your family.

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