It is with profound sadness that the family of Carolyn Finnie (nee Meehan) announces her passing. Carolyn died surrounded by love and her family on Monday, August 15, 2022. She was born on December 8, 1943, and was predeceased by her parents, Olive (Stewart) and Percy Meehan.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; son, Greg (Deanna); daughter, Cheryll Penney (Robert); her two sisters, Karen Lamey (Don) and Debbie Bourque (Greg), and her two grandchildren, William and Sara. She will be missed by so many more people that were special to her.
Carolyn had a long career of volunteering as an official for Skate Canada, locally, nationally and internationally, and thoroughly enjoyed travelling to many different figure skating competitions. She was nominated and won a national award for volunteering with Skate Canada. Through skating, she met many friends, including, Sarah-Jane Raine, who was her friend for over 40 years.
Carolyn loved travelling with her dear husband, having driven twice with their trailer and friends Sarah-Jane and Norman, to Alaska and down to Arizona. They loved going on cruises with family and friends and even met some new dear friends. Carolyn and Ron became great sailors as they spent time with friends in the British Virgin Islands. There was no stopping them. In later years, they enjoyed their trailer in St. Andrews, making friends there every summer.
She was an expert quilter and loved her group of fellow quilters. Carolyn was always thinking of the next project that she would start and to whom it would go. Generous and caring are words that described her well.
Carolyn was so very proud of her family, especially her grandchildren, William and Sara. She retired from working for the federal government the day Sara was born, and they shared a special bond because of it. Grandma taught Sara the fine art of shopping, took special pride in Sara’s skating, and couldn’t stop telling everyone she met that Sara is going to be a doctor. William held a special place in her heart and she was always there for him. She will be sorely missed.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Extra-Mural Program in Fredericton for their care and support over the past two years.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at McAdam’s Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00pm. A Funeral Service to follow on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 2:00pm, at Smythe Street Cathedral, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Extra-Mural Program or to a charity of choice.