Mabel Carmichael

Obituary of Mabel Joyce Carmichael

Mabel Joyce Carmichael ( Keizer ) Mabel passed away peacefully on Saturday September 2nd in her home at Manor Village in London Ontario in her 98th year. She was predeceased in 2013 by her husband H.E.(Hoagy) Carmichael. She is survived by her son Don, his wife Rita and their sons Matthew and Jamie, by her daughter Cathy, her husband Al Dashford and their son Christopher, and by many extended family and friends that will miss her and remember her with affection. Mabel was loved by everyone she knew. When you met her you knew she had found the secret to a long and happy life. She always looked for the good in people and for the silver lining in whatever clouds passed by in her life. She was quiet, loving and unassuming but always ready for new things. She gave her children unconditional love, encouraged them to make their own decisions, and supported them in whatever decision they made. Mabel grew up on a farm in York, Prince Edward Island where her father also ran the local Post Office. She trained at the PEI School of Nursing and became a registered Nurse. She was a proud member of the nursing profession, taught at the School of Nursing for many years, and stayed connected with her colleagues through annual reunions throughout her life. A trip to the hospital or a doctor’s office usually meant meeting a nurse who had trained under her and remembered her with affection. Promptly after graduation, Mabel left PEI for work and adventure in New York, later returning to the Island where she married Hoagy and raised a family. When Hoagy died, Mabel was on her way again, moving this time to London Ontario, to be closer to Cathy and Don. With her passing, Mabel will be closing the circle of her life and returning to York for private interment in the York Cemetery, just across the road from the house she grew up in. If you knew Mabel and would like to make a gesture to remember her, please make a donation in her name, to a charity that is important to you. Online condolences may be made at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc.
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