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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of the late Richard Paul Class (1996). Loving mother of Maureen (Colin) Jones, Anne-Louise (Dale) Dietrich, Valerie Class-Knight (Jeffrey Knight), and Pauline Class-Atkins (David Atkins). Cherished Gma of Andrew (Julia), Sarah (Sam), Ben (Jennifer), Blake, Zach, Emily, Paul, Hannah, Julia, and Tim. Dear G.G. of Landon, Lacey, Paisley, Hudson, and Sawyer. Loving sister of Jacquie (the late Dan) Welsh and Scott (Melinda) Ewart. Carol was also an aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews throughout North America who will miss spending time with her. Predeceased by her parents Ivan and Lillian Ewart.
Carol was a leap year baby born in Guelph, on February 29, 1936. She moved to Kitchener and graduated from KCI, but not before meeting the love of her life, Paul Class. The two young teachers married in 1957. With four daughters, Carol switched her focus from the classroom to the family room and organized each daughter by colour. Her organizational skills were exemplary!
Carol was a longtime member of First United Church, Waterloo, a volunteer for the Out Of the Cold program, Probus, KWMP, a passionate volunteer and proud supporter of the KW Symphony and Conductors Circle. She held a special place in her heart for Third Age Learning, Book Club(s), The Stratford and Drayton Festivals and loved to treat herself (others too) to delicious meals at her favourite local restaurants.
Carol was all about family. Her love of travel began with Paul on the annual family trips to Myrtle Beach, Halls Lake, Florida, Texas, or trips across Canada and around the world. She traveled with her daughters to recognize their special birthday milestones, her sister, and dear friends to many exotic places. She wore her love of country like a badge of honour wherever she travelled. She loved unconditionally and was so proud of her family. She relished playing bridge in many clubs as well as spending time with her lifelong friends who carried her through the years after Paul died. Carol loved the CBC, PBS, British detective shows, International hockey and classical music. She had a remarkable zest for life and her smile lit up any room. She touched many lives and we are all better for having known her. The world is a kinder and gentler place because of Carol’s generosity and love.
Special thanks to Hospice Wellington for the wonderful care and compassion they showed Carol and her family.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, to attend the service for Carol, personal face coverings are required, all relatives and friends must RSVP by calling the funeral home at 519.745.8445. A funeral service for Carol will be held in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to view the live stream service at www.erbgood.com A private family interment will be held at Floradale Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Floradale.
Condolences for the family and donations to First United Church or the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.