Thorpe, Carole Elizabeth of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly, while undergoing treatment with cancer, on Sunday, March 17th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 61st year. Dearly loved wife of Dr. Bill Thorpe. Fiercely proud mother of Marnie and Paul Merritt, Brendan and Lyona Lunter, Leeann Lunter and Kevin Lunter (Megan McIntyre). Dearly loved “Gramma Camera” to Kennedy, Logan and Mallory Merritt. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Kathy and Ray Burningham, Terry and Gerri McTavish and Julie McTavish. Predeceased by a brother Ted McTavish (2008). Carole was born in London on September 21st, 1952, the daughter of the late Ernie and Marion (Sutton) McTavish. She was a long-time employee of the Children’s Aid Society of London . Carole was a very talented photographer and enjoyed golf with her husband as a member of the Belmont Golf Club. Carole was a deeply dedicated mother passionately involved in all of her family’s endeavours.
In celebration of Carole’s life there will be a public visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, March 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family celebration of Carole’s life to be held at a later date. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.