Carolyn McLeod

18/11/1940 - 05/04/2024


Obituary For Carolyn McLeod

November 18, 1940 – April 5, 2024

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mom, Carolyn McLeod, on April 5, 2024, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, surrounded by the great loves of her life, her children, and grandchildren.

Carolyn was born on November 18, 1940 in Sexsmith, Alberta to Adolf and Mary Sorken and was the oldest of five children. She grew up on the farm in Teepee Creek, attending Teepee Creek School for the first 11 years and then went on to Grande Prairie for Grade 12. In 1958 she met and married Roderick McLeod. They resided in Teepee Creek where they raised their four children. Mom wore many hats over the years, from being the custodian at the Teepee Creek school, to owning and operating the Sexsmith Service Station and the Teepee Creek Store. She then decided to tum her great talent of baking and cooking into a job and starting cooking in camps. In 1998 she battled and beat a severe case of meningitis and after that she moved into the senior cottages in Bezanson. She started work at Leftys cafe where she met and maintained so many wonderful friends, especially her morning coffee boys.

Mom was kind and loving and a great listener with a sense of humour. She was dedicated to her family as we were her world. When her grandchildren started to arrive Mom became very well known in Teepee and Bezanson as "Grandma" and that was probably her most proud hat to wear.

Carolyn will be loving remembered by her daughters, Marylyn McLeod, Ellie (Stu) Cartwright and Bobbie (Calvin) Moody and daughter-in-law Theresa McLeod, her grandchildren, Kristin (Gord) Kelsey, Kim (Paul) Therrien, Jerry (Danelle) Moody, Kelly Moody and Britney Moody, Jordan Cartwright, Jesse Cartwright and Cassidy McLeod (Cody Moen)) Tyler Cartwright, Whitney (Terence) George and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Adele (Leslie) Fraser and Linda (Ray) Ogden and sister-in-law Alva Sorken and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, Adolf and Mary, our dad, Roderick McLeod, sister Marilyn Hill, brother Tom Sorken, son Wade McLeod and great grandson Kaiden.

Mom's Celebration of Life will be held at the Sexsmith Civic Centre located at 9929-100 Street, Sexsmith, Alberta on Monday, April 15th at 1:00

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742


15 Apr

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM

Sexsmith Civic Centre 99 Avenue Sexsmith, AB T0H 3C0 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 16/04/2024

    she was a good person and we give her berries that we pick

  • 16/04/2024

    My condolences to Marilyn,Bobby and Elli your mom was a beautiful lady sorry I missed the funeral and again my heart felt condolences to each of you and your families

  • 15/04/2024

    Our Deepest Sympathy To All The Family. Ernie & Debbie Mitchell

  • 12/04/2024

    You are all in our thoughts. Will miss auntie. Love John and Brenda

  • 11/04/2024

    My deepest sympathy to all of her family. She was a wonderful lady. Lots of love Levola Sedore

  • 11/04/2024

    Sincere condolences to Marilyn, Ellie, Bobbi, Theresa and all the families on the passing of Carolyn. She will be remembered for her smile and always making people feel welcome in her home. May you all find comfort from each other and from shared memories. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Love Mavis Aley

  • 09/04/2024

    she was a good person

  • 09/04/2024

    My heart is with all of you during this time, I am sure her grandma, grandpa, Marilyn, Wade and everyone else are looking down sending lots of love to all of you at this time: Big hugs. Love Karri and Cory Robideau and kids

  • 09/04/2024

    She really was a fun, loving and a great baker. She will be missed and loved by everyone she knew. I know I will miss her. Gord Kelsey

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