NELSON (neé Arnfinson), Carol Ann

August 25, 2015 5 Condolences Print Obituary

January 9, 1940 - August 18, 2015

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Carol Nelson of Edmonton, Alberta who passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2015 at the age of 75.

Carol is lovingly remembered by her daughters Diane (Dennis), Kim, Tammy (Jon) and her son, David Mervyn Nelson; grandchildren Nathan, Jason, Amy, Justin, Mathew, Tyler; siblings Illa Drever (Cochrane, AB), Terry Arnfinson (Coutts, AB), Corinne (Ian) Scott (Kitimat, BC) and Jonina Weir (Edmonton, AB). Carol will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and dear friends. Carol was predeceased by her husband Mervyn of 55 years, beloved parents Sigfus (Fusi) and Tresa, several extended family members and many of her cherished friends.

Carol was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Her father worked with the Alberta Government and the family was transferred to, and lived in, many towns and cities in Alberta. Carol graduated from Wetaskiwin Composite High in 1958. She married Mervyn Clarence Nelson on October 17, 1959 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Carol worked as a Telephone Operator at Alberta Government Telephones, then at Edmonton Telephones (Telus) until her retirement in 1992. The family lived in Wetaskiwin, Edmonton and Devon until both Mervyn and Carol's retirement and then they began their travelling adventures.

Carol and Mervyn loved to travel and went on many trips around the world together. When Mervyn was no longer able to travel, Carol continued to take trips on her own and enjoyed meeting new people and seeing new places; she was an adventurer. Carol was very interested in people; she wanted to know all about them and enjoyed listening to their stories and sharing her own. She loved her family and dear friends and brought back trinkets and stories to share with them.

The family wishes to thank her good friends, Hazel and Margo, for all of their help and support through the years and especially since the passing of Dad on December 16, 2014.

At Carol’s request there will be no service; cremation has already taken place. Carol's ashes will be scattered globally in beautiful places by her family. In her memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

  1. My condolences to your family! I met Merve and carol at my amma Helga magnusson’ s several times. She was a lovely person. Rest in peace!

  2. Hello family,
    Very beautifully worded…I am sorry this has been such a tough year for you all…I wish you good memories and a peaceful heart moving forward…hugs and love Elena

  3. Good bye Carol…you will be sorely missed!!! I love you!!!
    My sincerest and deepest sympathies to Carol’s children and grandchildren, her siblings and all the other family members!!! Hugs to all xoxoox

  4. Rest in Peace Carol! Over the years you were very good to my Mother Dora! You will be sadly missed and with Heavy Heart go to Heaven and be with Mervyn! God Bless you both!

  5. I am so very sorry for Carol’s children, Diane, Kim, David and Tammy and the grandchildren to lose their second parent/grandparent within a year. We all have a heavy heart and will miss Carol, our oldest sister and almost second ‘Mom’. She helped me in my growing up years and provided a shoulder to lean on. As we got older and her health was deteriorating, it was our turn to give HER a shoulder to lean on. I’ll miss ‘visiting’ with her over the telephone, but know she is now with our Mother and Merv in a better place, free of pain. Carol, your memory lives on with love, rest in peace dear sister..

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