Carol Coleman

Rhody Family Funeral Home

Carol Coleman was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. A lover of all people, she lived her life selflessly giving to others over the years. She had an infectious laugh and always focused on the positives in life. Extremely active throughout her life, Carol never passed up an opportunity to travel, shop, visit the beach, attend a grandson’s sporting event or live performance. Her warm personality will surely be missed by her many friends and family.

The 1950s were the grand era of television and the silver screen, bringing American legends such as James Dean and Elvis’ rock and roll into living rooms worldwide. In the midst of this decade known as the baby boom, Walter and Jean (Thomson) Nicoll welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Carol Marie, into their loving arms on March 14, 1950, in Chesley. Joining her older siblings; Isabel, Georgina, and Murray, and later joined by her younger sibling, Bev, she brought great joy into the family home.

Growing up on Bruce County Rd. 11, Carol lived a typical childhood of the times. Later the family moved to Concession 2 and she attended S.S. #12 before completing high school at Chesley District High School. Always one to have an interest in hair, it was no surprise that after graduation she enrolled in beauty school in Kitchener. A hard worker, Carol enjoyed serving clients fresh from the classroom. Nothing brought her greater joy than sharing her love of hair with clients for many successful years. Carol kept a close-knit group of five friends from high school that had a very special bond with her throughout her life.

By the time she was twenty, she met, Keith Coleman, who would steal her heart forever! She and her friend, Frances Galbraith had returned home from school to the Galbraith residence. Keith was over visiting his friend, Terry, who was Frances’ brother, and the rest was history! Eager to spend the rest of their lives together, they joined in marriage on May 13, 1972, at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Chesley. The newlyweds moved into a trailer on Keith’s parent’s property for the first five years of their marriage. By 1977, they moved with their daughter, Krista, to 3rd Ave. S.W. Soon after their son, Kevin arrived in 1978.

Carol enjoyed her role as a mother and also worked part-time at Cassidy’s Hair Salon in Walkerton during these years. When the children were older, she began working for the Bluewater District School Board. Starting out as a custodian at both Chesley Public School and CDHS, Carol eventually worked in the cafeteria as well, where she loved getting to know the students. Remarkable to note, she also juggled cleaning at Heirloom as well as Triangle Discount to supplement the family’s income over the years. Her favourite job, however, were the years from 1996 through 2014 when she drove the school bus for the Wathkes. There simply was never a dull moment as she was always on the go!

Carol shared many special pastimes over the years. She absolutely was at home in her flower beds. A real natural when it came to gardening, she often spent hours outdoors. She and Keith both enjoyed travelling. Together they had traveled to both the west and the east coasts of Canada as well as Florida and England. Each year Carol enjoyed heading south to the Caribbean with the girls. A warm-weather lover, she loved pretty much any place that had a beach! Her favourite beach when she was at home, however, was Gobles Grove in Port Elgin. In addition to going to the beach with friends, she also enjoyed playing Euchre and Hearts! As long as there were people gathered together, Carol’s heart was content!

She and Keith built their dream home in 2002 on a beautiful four-acre lot on the northwest edge of Chesley. Here, they entertained their two grandsons, where requests for her homemade macaroni and cheese were commonplace! Carol loved those boys and cherished attending their sporting events over the years. She celebrated every milestone and wanted nothing more than to share in their happiness. When she wasn’t travelling or shopping or spending time with her family, Carol volunteered her time with the Chesley Horticultural Society and more recently helped with the Breakfast Club at Chesley District Community School. She modelled a lifetime of hard work, inner strength, and compassion toward others. There is no doubt that above all else, her optimistic approach to life as well as her sense of humour will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sadly, Carol passed away suddenly at home, following a brief illness, on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in her 70th year.

Beloved wife of Keith. Loving mother of Krista Young of Hanover and Kevin of Tara. She will be dearly missed by her grandsons Curtis and Jaydon. Cherished sister of Isabel (Doug) Bell, Georgina Duff, Bev (Donna) Nicoll and sister-in-law Dianne Nicoll. Carol will be fondly remembered by Keith’s siblings, George (Helen) Coleman, Dorothy (Ed) Yates and sister-in-law Donna Walker. She was predeceased by her brother Murray Nicoll, brothers-in-law Larry Duff, Joe Coleman, Gordon Walker and her parents Walter and Jean (Thomson) Nicoll.

Private family services will be held with inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Sharon Westenberg
July 28, 2019
Carol was so vibrant and a pleasure to be around. I know she will be missed but cherish the great memories.
Doreen McNain (Duff)
July 26, 2019
So sorry to here of Carol's death. I didn't know here but I knew the Coleman family. Condolences to Georgina and the rest of the family.
Tom and Karen Sweiger
July 26, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Carol was a lovely lady. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sharon Westenberg
July 26, 2019
Words can not express hearing of Carol’s passing. You have a bumpy road ahead.
John and Cheryl Minke
July 25, 2019
To the Nicoll and Coleman Family,

Our Condolences to the Nicoll and Coleman Family. Sorry to hear of Carol's passing.
Scott and Ronda McLeod
July 25, 2019
Carol's love for life and her laughter always made her presence welcome in any room. She was always so happy. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
Heather and Brad Vokes
July 25, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing! She was such a kind and friendly person who always had time to talk. I got to know her over the years when she drove the bus for Chesley District. We shared many great adventures together on the road with students! Thinking of the entire family.
Michelle (Thorne) Ashbaugh
July 25, 2019
Kevin, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom was such a wonderful person. Whenever I would see her we’d have a great chat! Cherish your memories.
Lois Thorne
July 25, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Carols passing. I had the pleasure of working with her in Chesley, such a wonderful person, I will definitely miss running into her and catching up! RIP Carol❤️❤️
Ron and Marlene Calhoun
July 24, 2019
Keith and Family.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of
Carol. Our thoughts are with you
all at this very difficult time.
Sending love and prayers.
Joleen Nickel
July 24, 2019
So very sorry to learn of Carol's passing. I first met her when they lived in the trailer. We lived across the road then, I used to walk over to get my hair cut.
My deepest sympathy to the Coleman and Nicoll families.
May your memories ease your sorrow.
Larry & Krista Gill
July 24, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We send out condolences at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with your family.
Monica Graham
July 24, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such an amazing woman! I always enjoyed our chats. And won’t ever forget her giving us extra cheese and gravy on our poutines!! Such a strong willed, beautiful person she was. Thinking of Kevin and the rest of the family at this time xo
jack and Helen Wright
July 23, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to Keith, Krista, Kevin and family. You were the best of neighbors. We missed you when you moved.

Jack and Helen
Steve and Nancy Anderson
July 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith and family during this difficult time
Don & Marion McAllister
July 23, 2019
Our Sincere Sympathy. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Cathy, Bryan, Kirk, Nick and Ryan Muegge
July 23, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Carol was always so happy watching her grandsons playing hockey at various arenas over the years. She was funny and spirited with such a positive nature. We hope that your loving community will bring you comfort and peace at this very painful time. She will not be forgotten. XO
Dale and Carole Woods
July 23, 2019
Our thoughts-and prayers are with Carol’s family during this difficult time. Treasure your memories.
Bruce & Jana Angel
July 23, 2019
Thinking of you at such a difficult time. Carol was an amazing woman and she could make me laugh within seconds of chatting with her. She will be dearly missed. Such a special lady.
Terry Lawson
July 23, 2019
Carol was always smiling and such a warm person. My sincere condolences to her family. Chesley has suffered a huge loss
Susan Dolphin
July 23, 2019
Keith and Family,
My deepest condolences- Carol was one of a kind- never forgot a face, always had a smile and time for a chat for everyone. She was a very bright light that will be greatly missed by many. May memories help you through this difficult time.
Tash and Brock
July 23, 2019
We enjoyed our time getting to know Carol at breakfast club. She always took an interest in and made Brock feel special. I have some of her tall grasses that she shared with me in my garden and I’l enjoy them with her in my thoughts. Im so sorry to hear she has passed. My condolences to her family which she always spoke kindly of.
David and Joyce Weppler
July 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith, Krista, Kevin and family. So sorry to hear abour Carol. Biggest hugs Treasure the wonderful memories. She loved you all so much. Gone too soon. But never forgotten.
Sarah Powell
July 22, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Carol's family at this difficult time. Carol was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
Doug & Roberta Powell and Families
Bob and Susan Byers
July 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to the Coleman and Nicoll families.

Bob and Susan
Allan and Barb Lipskie
July 22, 2019
Such a fun lady. Our sincere condolences.
Wally and Val Harvie
July 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to the Coleman and Nicoll families.
Jodi Ormsby
July 22, 2019
My deepest condolences to all of the Coleman family. Although I never had the privilege to meet Carol, Kevin has told me many wonderful things. She will be missed. Thinking of you and your family, Donny ❤️
Brian and Sandra Klages
July 22, 2019
Sincere condolences Keith to you and your family at this sad time. Cherish the wonderful memories. Carol will be truly missed by all.
Sandra and Brian.
Jim and Terry Reid
July 22, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of this loss for your family. May you be comforted during this sad time.
Ron and Gwen Clarke
July 22, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Nicoll and Coleman families. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Carol was an inspiration to us all
Rick and Margaret Lamon
July 22, 2019
To Keith and Family, Carol was always a good friend and co-worker and always had a smile on her face she will be missed - our greatest sympathy to you at this time
Laureen Gowan
July 22, 2019
Keith, Krista, Kevin and family
So sorry to hear of Carols passing.
She was a very special person! Our sincere sympathy
Ralph & Laureen
Tim & Mary Lou Smailes
July 22, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the Coleman and Nicholl families. Carol was one of a kind. May she Rest In Peace.
Lin Harvie
July 22, 2019
My deepest condolences to Keith, Krista, Kevin & Families. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Carol she will always be in my thoughts. She was such a joy to be around, always made you laugh. Will be missed.
Lorie Feil (Thomson)
July 22, 2019
Keith and family. We are extending our sincerest sympathies for the passing of Carol. We were very fortunate to reconnect with cousin Carol last year.
Lorie, Jeff, Lisa, Scott.
Gary Thomson
July 21, 2019
You made my visit up to Chesley every summer so very enjoyable. I always remembered your glad Callee and I were able to celebrate our cousin retreat at your home.
Christine & Mike Gardner
July 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Keith, Krista and Kevin. We will miss Carol and her infectious smile.
The Gardner Family,
Christine, Mike, Tenley, Sydney & Cameron
Natasha Klages
July 21, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I had the pleasure of getting to know Carol through breakfast club. She was such a kind sole. My kids loved working with her and enjoyed their little treats she always brought them. She will truly be missed by my family and many of the other volunteer.
Marion and Dean Leifso
July 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Keith, Krista, Kevin and grandsons during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Carol was a super lady who I got to know well as my CDHS neighbour. She loved her family and had so many friends. She always had time for a chat and had a contagious laugh. She will be missed by all of us.
Louise and Terry Sweiger
July 21, 2019
So, so sorry to hear this. I loved Carol. We had so many wonderful times together when she drove the bus for my many sports' trips. She spoke often of Keith and her kids. She loved them dearly. My sincere sympathies to everyone.
Dan and Tracy Subject
July 21, 2019
our sincerest sympathy to Keith, Krista and kKevin and all the Coleman and Nicoll families. Carol always had a smile .
Lavern & Lori Trelford
July 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathy too your family. Carol had such an infectious laugh . She will be missed but never forgotten
Sharon Wark
July 21, 2019
My deepest sympathy. The sound of Carol`s laugh always brought a smile.
Cheryl Fleet
July 21, 2019
Keith, Krista and Kevin I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you all at this time.
Doug and Brenda Calhoun
July 21, 2019
Shocked and saddened by this announcement. She was a very lovely person and always had time for a chat. Hugs to all the family.
Bob & Marlene Ruff & Family
July 21, 2019
We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during this dark time.
Jean Brow & Family
July 21, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to Kieth and family. Carol was one of a kind. RIP Carol you will be missed alot.
Lynn & Steve Thede
July 21, 2019
Dear Keith and family;
Thinking of you at this time of great sorrow. Carol was a lovely person, always enjoyed having a visit with her. Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Tammy McCracken
July 21, 2019
Carol was such an amazing woman. I’m very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time xo
June (Ruff) Meyer
July 21, 2019
Keith...I am very sad to hear about Carol’s passing. May God be with you during this most difficult time.
The Walpole Family
July 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to your family. She will be missed by many. She was a wonderful neighbour.
Peter and Faye Steinacker
July 21, 2019
Our sympathy to all the family. Carol was a great friend and she will be missed by many.
Eric and Sandy Weatherall
July 21, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Coleman and Nicoll families. May her infectious smile and sense of humor, live on in your memories.
Gwen Charlton & Rob Gunson
July 21, 2019
Carol was a wonderful person, she will be missed.
Bob & Glenys Johnson
July 21, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy to your entire Family, Keith. We hold all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Shirley. Alpaugh
July 21, 2019
Sending you sincere condolences at this sad time.
Roy and Mary Trelford
July 21, 2019
Keith and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
bob and dianne jackson
July 21, 2019
sad to hear of Carol,s passing. will always remember her quick laugh and wonderful personality.
John and Janice MacDougall
July 21, 2019
Carol was a sweet, funny lady. She always had time to chat. She was a bright spot in many lives. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Karen Beech McCullough
July 21, 2019
I’m Very sorry for your loss. Carol was a wild one and I will miss her wit. She will be greatly missed

Eileen Mustard
July 21, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of this warm kind hearted and vivacious lady. Wishing all her family sincere condolences
Alex Ruff
July 21, 2019
Keith, Krista and Kevin,

My deepest condolences. Carol has always filled a special spot in my heart. Her smile was infectious and her support throughout high school was always appreciated. She’ll be missed by so many.
Nancy & Bev Nickel
July 21, 2019
Deepest sympathies on the passing of Carol. She was always smiling and always ready for a chat. She’ll be greatly missed.
Penny and John Crawford
July 21, 2019
Keith,Krista,Kevin and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She was a special lady and will be missed by all who knew her
Bill and Sarah Monkman
July 21, 2019
Kevin, our deepest sympathies to you. I have heard nothing but great things about your mom. We will have a cheers next time we see you. Take care of yourself......
Fred and Gladys Fiss
July 21, 2019
We didn't see C arol often but she always had time to stop for a chat and a laugh. She will be missed by many.
Westover family
July 21, 2019
Very sorry to hear of carols passing. She was well loved in this family. Especially by the girls. Best bus driver ever they say. She always found time to say hello even after she stopped driving. She will be missed.
Trish and Bob Tibbo
July 20, 2019
So sorry to hear this sad news. Carol will be missed by so many. Praying for you in this hard journey.
Enola Mackinnon
July 20, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this dear lady. Always had a smile.
May she rest in paradise with the other Angel's...
Karey-Lane Reid
July 20, 2019
My sincere condolences. Carol will be missed by many. She was a great person to be around. Rest in Peace Carol.
Dawn, Brock, Christine, Tony, Jaimie and Makail
July 20, 2019
All our thoughts, love, and prayers to the entire family. Carol was such a kind soul and will be missed dearly
Lynda Hunter
July 20, 2019
I was so sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady and will be terribly missed
Rick and Joan Denomy
July 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Keith, Krista, Kevin and the rest of the Family. Carol was always one you could share a laugh with ! Cherish your memories.

Rick and Joan
Cate Klaehn
July 20, 2019
I am so very sorry!! Carol was such a lovely presence! My condolences to all.
Dayle and Reg Mannerow
July 20, 2019
Sending our sympathy to Keith, Krista, Kevin and the rest of the family. Carol had the most wonderful sense of humour and the happiest laugh. Treasure your memories..they last forever.
Ron & Margie Snyder
July 20, 2019
We are still in shock!! So sorry for your loss. She was a great person to travel with and had energy to burn. We will so miss her.
Bill and Marlene Price
July 20, 2019
Keith and family, sorry to hear that Carol has passed away. Super nice lady who will be greatly missed.
Amy and Chris
July 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. Our sincerest condolences are with all of you at this time.
Amy and Chris
Alison (Gray) Walter
July 20, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this. Carol was such a kind woman, always so pleasant and caring. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time and in the times to come. ❤️
Catherine Krause
July 20, 2019
Our deepest condolences
James Woods
July 20, 2019
My Deepest Sympathy to Keith and Families at this time.She will be truly missed.ONE HELL OF A LADY!!!!!Tooter
Krista Kerr (MacDougall)
July 20, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Carol. She was one of the happiest people I have ever met and I will never forget my years at CDHS where we had the pleasure of seeing Carol daily busting her butt in our cafeteria. Always asking what the latest was, and happy to stop and chat anytime you ran into her outside of school. Heartfelt condolences to all of her family and friends.
Carol Golem
July 20, 2019
My Sincere Condolences to the entire family
at this sad time!
Sandi Tibbo
July 20, 2019
Deepest Condolences Keith, Krista and Kevin. Cherish your many memories as I will. RIP my dear Friend!
Jayne Tibbo
July 20, 2019
Keith, Krista, Kevin & families
I am so sorry to hear about Carol.
She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She had an infectious smile and a kind heart.
Treasure the wonderful memories you have with her❤️❤️
Nancy DeVries
July 20, 2019
My condolences to Keith, Krista and Kevin!
May memories of Carol live on, her laughter, her sense of humour, her witiness!
RIP Carol!
Karen Barfoot
July 20, 2019
Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Carol was a wonderful person full of laughter and smiles.
Al and Karen Barfoot
Larry & Betty McLeod
July 20, 2019
Our sincere sympathy, Rest In Peace Carol.
Mary Ruth and Jim Merriam
July 20, 2019
Deepest condolences on Carol's passing. She was a special lady who will be sorely missed

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Nathan and staff were kind and helpful throughout the process. They really went above and beyond to make the experience as positive as possible.

Amy Stephen

Everything was great - many great comments made about the story alone on Pearl's life and we sent copies to people who could not attend - a very nice addition.

Family of Pearl Stephen

Our experience was amazing under the circumstances. Your services were perfect. You went above and beyond our expectations. You are very caring, compassionate and professional in your approach. You create a very therapeutic environment.

Elmer Ward

"Dear Nathan, your many caring and creative touches from the notice to the burial in the days following Catharine's (McKeeman) passing meant so much to all of us. You honoured her life in so many meaningful ways. Your compassion and celebration of her life will always be remembered by all those Catharine held dear."

Ian Campbell, Catharine's Brother

“Nathan, you did an absolutely amazing job. People give us compliments about everything from the life story to the beautiful, elaborate displays at the visitation. I tell everyone it was you. All the surprises - the cookies, the recipe cards, the signing picture - all amazing!”

Kim and Alan Grant

“Staff were professional and friendly.”

“Exceptional service.”

Lawrence and Heather Lamarche

“Nathan, you present yourself very well. Facilities were all that could be expected.”

“I would recommend your funeral home to everyone. Nathan’s ability to put you at ease, with a caring attitude is super and very respectful!”

Carol Golem

“We were all very impressed.”

Roberta Godwin

“Dear Nathan - You did a good job. Thank-you for all your help and all the information you obtained for me."

Gloria Albright

“Your sense of humour was a plus! You and your staff clearly have a calling for the work that you do. We all felt that we were in good hands throughout the entire process…. Nathan, thank you for everything. You made things easy for us, as we felt like we were working on Dad’s arrangements with family. We gave Dad a great send off and thank you and your staff for being a part of it.”

Deborah Hart

“Letters cancelling Gov’t services was a great help and was very much appreciated.”

William & Loraine Patterson

“You did everything really well. All needs were met and then some.… We received positive comments on the stationary. Great keep sakes. The book and slideshow were beautiful.”

Elaine King

“We had no concerns- worries, nothing, but confidence in the staff – we knew exactly how everything would happen and when - it was so nice not to have to concern ourselves with anything.”

Rebecca Becker

"I don't think there is anything more you or your staff could do."

Bernice Frook

"No improvement needed. We were pleased with everything."

Susan Taylor

“I would not have changed anything. Thanks very much – Nathan and staff.”

“New renovations are very inviting and warm. All your new cards and books are very heart warming and keepsakes.”

Valerie Long

"Staff were outstanding. Overall, it was great. Everything was perfect."

Susan Laver

“Staff is exceptional!... All needs were met.”

“Service was beyond expectations… Already recommended to various people.”

Steve Thomson

“Could not have been more useful – very satisfied! I would highly recommend Rhody Family. Thank you ever so much for your professionalism and expertise.”

Dave Hillier

“Honestly, you and your staff made this time in my life the best it could be and were extremely helpful, respectful, professional and accommodating to my needs and my family’s needs, especially providing me with a space to feed [my child] if needed. Thank you for everything”

Olivia Strucke

“Everything was perfect; it’s always nice to have lots of options.”

Kevin Dailey

“Thank you for all your empathy, compassion and professionalism. Our family… is very grateful that we chose Rhody Family Funeral Home to look after our loved one.”

Siobhan Bell

“Your services were excellent. Thank you again.”

Debbie Eidt

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