Carolyn Joan Klassen (May 29, 1953 – December 6, 2023)

Carolyn Joan Klassen (May 29, 1953 – December 6, 2023)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carolyn Joan Klassen on December 6, 2023. While Carolyn’s passing was unexpected, we find solace in the fact that she passed peacefully in her home where she had found so much joy and comfort.

Carolyn was born on May 29, 1953, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was the first-born child to Henry and Joyce Klassen. The family moved to Dawson Creek in April 1960. During this time, Carolyn became an adoring older sister to Brenda and Brad. It was also during this time that Carolyn especially loved spending time with her dad on the family farm, helping him with all the daily chores.

Carolyn attended school in Dawson Creek, and during her final high school years she met her husband. While the marriage didn’t last, it did provide her with 4 beautiful children – Steve, Jennifer, Jeff and Cynthia – who easily became her purpose in life. Carolyn dedicated her life to her children and worked tirelessly to be able to provide her children with the best upbringing possible. Carolyn often put herself last, so that her children could have what they needed. Her eternal devotion to her children would grow to include her amazing grandchildren – Ben, Rachel, Ayla, Cole, Aydrianna and Britain. Whether it was a sleepover, crafts, or random jokes being texted, her grandchildren were always on her mind and in her heart.

While raising her children, Carolyn was an outstanding and dedicated employee, working at BC Tel and Heritage Glass in Dawson Creek, before moving to Fort St. John in 1987, working for Alpine Glass from 1987 until she retired in 2016. In her retirement, she moved to Grande Prairie where she spent her final years living among family.

When not at work, Carolyn enjoyed crafting and gardening. She spent a lot of time designing and planning her garden and yard projects. She took the time to thoroughly research new ideas and loved sharing this knowledge with those around her. In her retirement, she was able to fulfill her life-long dream of living on an acreage. She enjoyed developing a new garden, planting a small orchard and helping grow a small flock of chickens. Carolyn could be found ripping around the acreage on her John Deere side by side or racing around on the lawn tractor whether the lawn needed mowing or not!

Carolyn’s witty comments, her unnatural ability to win at any card game and her vast array of random facts will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

Carolyn was predeceased by her son, Steven Belziuk, and her parents, Henry and Joyce Klassen. She is survived by her sister Brenda Worthington, her brother Brad Klassen and her children Jennifer Loewen (Marc), Jeffrey Belziuk (Sherry) and Cynthia Davison (Mike) and her grandchildren Ben and Britain Davison, Rachel Loewen and Ayla, Cole and Aydrianna Belziuk.

At Carolyn’s request, there will be no service.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home: 780 830 7742 | bcfh.ca