Let the memory of Carolynn be with us forever.
  • 81 years old
  • Born on July 21, 1937 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Passed away on August 24, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Carolynn Ross, 81 years old , born on July 21, 1937 and passed away on August 24, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Carolynn lived the last 7 weeks of her life at Kiko's Cottage. Kiko's was her first choice. They treated her as a loving family member. She liked the food and enjoyed the company of her loving nurses and friends that visited her.

Please visit the GoFundMe link below. Carolynn would have appreciated any donations that you are able to give. The donations will help those who may need assistance during their stay at Kiko's Cottage. 

Carolynn's brother, sister-in-law and Doris of Kiko's Cottage thank you on behalf of Carolynn for the donations that have been made and any future donations.  

Go Fund Me:     https://www.gofundme.com/carolynn4kikos

Kiko's Website: https://kikosassistedliving.com

Posted by Leonard Ruzycki on 21st September 2018
Carolynn, it is so hard to believe that you have been gone 4 weeks. I really miss our long talks that we would have over the telephone throughout the years. However, I could hardly get a word in edgewise. Yes, you were quite the talker! It was so disheartening talking on the phone with you while you were in Kiko's since it was up to me to carry on the conversation. You were only able to say yes or no. That must have been so hard for you, not being able to get out what you wanted to say. I am so sorry but happy that you are now free from your pain and able to talk again. I am glad that I was able to visit you in California, Oregon and Arizona. I always lost a few pounds on my visits since you kept me so busy with your honey-do-list and you cooked healthy meals. Thank you! I will miss you until we meet in Heaven. So long Sis, Love, your brother Whitey.
Posted by Billie Nejedly on 2nd September 2018
Carolynn, How lucky heaven is to have you! I am so blessed that you came into my life. I certainly did not know you as long as your classmates and family, but for the time I knew you, you made an impact on me. Your words of encouragement and your friendship has been a blessing beyond compare. You always cracked me up when you came back after shopping with Mike for the reunions - oh how you rolled your eyes! LOL The reunions were so fun and when we got together for lunch (you, JoAnn, Sandy, Mike & me) we always had a great time and a lot of laughs! You will be missed my sweet friend! Until we meet again - Love, Billie
Posted by Kathleen Ruzycki on 2nd September 2018
Written by James Novotny What a gal! I'll miss the fights we used to have (all good natured); I'll miss the affection I always had for her and sometimes we shared; I'll miss her E-mails, always keeping me up on important stuff (mother Carolyn!); I'm happy that she wrote to me when I was in the Navy, and sent me pictures of some of her modeling jobs; and I'm proud that I knew her. It seems kinda empty, reminiscing after all these years, wishing that we had even more good times, seen each other more often, and shared those good times with others. So I guess I'll tuck away all I can remember, wish her eternal peace and happiness, and, if she were here now, wish that "flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." By Jim Novotny
Posted by Len Ross on 31st August 2018
This wonderful collage of warm memories and beautiful images is a great tribute to "You, my Dear Cousin Carolynn". Yours was a Live Well Lived. Always with purpose, grace and gentle determination. Your unwaivering Love and Loyalty to Friends and Family were your greatest gifts to each of us. Our times together and our many letters are precious reserves that will always be with me. Miss You My Love.
Posted by Elaine Dlouhy on 29th August 2018
I am still in shock that you have passed on dear Carolynn. You did "everything right" in your life style of organic foods, exercise, relationships & love of life. I cherish the weekends you spent at my house in San Diego after your treatments in Tijuana with then Gerson Institute. Had the chance to get to know you better & I was convinced that you were invincible. Go with God...
Posted by Jo Ann Marik on 28th August 2018
Oh my, how I miss our many emails and texts, and how grateful I am for our renewed friendship in the years you lived in Tucson. Our time together was fun, invigorating and always left me hoping our next visit would come soon. Rest In Peace, Carolynn.
Posted by Doris Mcquaid on 26th August 2018
We at Kiko's Cottage were blessed to have taken care of Carolyn the last 2 months of her illness. It was evident from the number of phone calls, cards, and visitors that she not only lived a full life but she also gave much of herself to her friends, family and community. Even though we did not know Carolyn before her illness, her beautiful spirit, confidence and strength came through as she battelled a terrible disease. It is our privilege to be there for her and we miss her dearly. Doris McQuaid (Kiko's Cottage)
Posted by Kathleen Ruzycki on 26th August 2018
Carolynn, I am sorry that you had to endure such pain at the end of your life but happy you are now in heaven - dancing, creating, organizing, playing with your dogs, practicing Martial Arts, soaking in the mineral waters, growing a beautiful garden and relaxing! Heaven is fortunate to have you. Love, Kathy

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