In everlasting memory of Carol Kliner, 71, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Carol was born May 8, 1938 in Winnipeg, Man. to Hugh and Hazel Johnston. Carol’s father worked for CN Rail and moved several times, finally settling in Fort Frances when she was a young girl.
She was married to Joe Kliner on Feb. 10, 1956.
When they were first married, she was working for the CIBC Bank. Later, she devoted herself to raising her family. She was active in all of her children’s endeavours, including heavy involvement in the Border Figure Skating Club.
A phrase held dear to many of her friends and family was her boisterous shout “BINGO,” although implying that they were outplayed, victory was shared by all.
She also was an avid seamstress and crafter over the years, participating in many craft shows throughout Rainy River District.
Her deep passion for sewing was highlighted over the years with the creation of exceptional wedding dresses and exquisite flower girl dresses for friends and family, culminating with a first-place award for craftsmanship at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, which remains a tribute to her unparalleled abilities.
A newfound hobby of horseback riding was discovered by her and husband, Joe, after a trip to Calgary in the late 1990s, growing into a strong passion enjoyed together by both.
Carol loved her family deeply; she was always keeping tabs on her children as well as finding little things to send the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never missed a birthday, holiday, or special occasion despite some of the family being so far away.
Not only did she accumulate many grandchildren, but she also was an avid collector of miniature tea sets, dolls, and Calgary Exhibition and Stampede pins.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Hazel Johnston.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Joe; children, Lynne-Marie Kliner (Kelly Lampi) of Fort Frances, Ont., Bonnie Kliner (Ed Pruys) of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Joel T.R. Kliner (Casey) of Airdrie, Alta.; grandchildren, August, Kristy, Holly, Dustin, Cheryl, Stephanie, Chloe, and Brayden; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Carol’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment has been held.
If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to The Church of the Lutheran Hour c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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“The Clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hand will stop–
at late or early hour,
Now is the only time you own;
Live, Love, toil with a will;
Place no faith in tomorrow,
for The Clock may then be still.”