November 28, 1930 - February 26, 2018
Caroline Perszon passed away peacefully on February 26, 2018. She is survived by her sister Helen Glowacki of Windsor Ontario. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Joseph and her four children Richard (Gayle) Perszon, Edward (Joanne) Perszon, Ella (Don) Brown and Frances Perszon (Hardy Spitman). She is survived by 10 grandchildren Martin, Matthew, Steven, Kurtis, Jeanine (Clayt), Christa, Brynn, Sean (Elysha), Josef and Michael. Caroline is also survived by 8 great grandchildren Taylor, Summer, Sophie, Benton, Jacob, Mia, Noah and Haydn. Always close to Caroline’s heart are Stephan, Arlene, and Christine Marshall and her dear friends Janet and Al Adamson. Also to mourn her passing are her niece Tere (Gary) Deslippe of Chatham Ontario, Steve Glowacki of Windsor Ontario and other relatives in Ontario, Michigan, Tennessee and New York state. Born as Karolina Rubicz on November 28, 1930 in Gorlice Poland, she was the ninth of eleven children to Franciszek Rubicz and Franciska (Szmit) Rubicz. She is predeceased by her parents, 8 siblings and her grandson Richard Brown. In 1949 Caroline trained as a seamstress in a Resettlement Centre in Schweinfurt Germany. Outside a church , in Wilhelmshaven, she met Joseph Perszon. They came to Canada on the same ship. Upon arriving in Canada on May 6, 1949, she was assigned to work in a Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Ninette Manitoba for one year. After a brief courtship, Caroline and Joseph were married in Kamloops on January 19, 1952. They began their life together at the Frolek Lumber Company camp at Trapp Lake, built a house, and started their family. Richard was born in 1953, followed by Edward in 1955. In 1958 they purchased a farm in Rayleigh, and soon Ella was born in 1959, followed by Frances in 1963. Farm life was challenging for Caroline, where she worked hard in the market garden and raised four children. Caroline and Joseph lived in Rayleigh and faithfully attended Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Heffley Creek from 1958 to 2015. Since 2015 our parents have resided with Ella and Don Brown in Logan Lake. Caroline was gentle, kind, intuitive, wise and loved unconditionally. She was entirely devoted to her family. Caroline was a self-taught cook and we relished many of her Polish dishes. She enjoyed crafts, especially crocheting, painting, making dolls and quilting. Our family is grateful for the loving care provided to Caroline from Care Aides Tracey Brown, Keely Weymouth, Cheyenne Thompson, Crystal Mavor, Melissa LeBus, Sami Didrich, Deborah Wood, Vivianne Kirshner, Joanne Twolan and excellent medical support from Dr.Wahby, Dr.Prestowa and Palliative Care nurse Jane Haywood-Farmer.
Vigil Prayers for Caroline will be offered at 7:00 pm on Thursday March 8th. A Funeral Mass for Caroline will be celebrated on Friday March 9th at St. John Vianney at 2826 Bank Road at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com